• ULS Visits the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    ULS Visits the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    The ULS President Simon Peter Kinobe together with members of the Executive Council on 24 April 2018 visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda to pay a courtesy call on the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Uganda HE Henk Jan Bakker to discuss various issues pertaining to the Rule of Law and strengthening the ULS partnership with the Dutch Embassy.

  • ULS Executive Council Visits the DPP

    ULS Executive Council Visits the DPP

    The Uganda Law Society President together with the Treasurer, Council Representative Central Region and CEO on 25 April 2018 paid a visit to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions where they met with the DPP Hon. Mike Chibita and discussed how to stand collectively to champion the rule of law and access to justice in Uganda. ULS recognized the office of the DPP as a key partner and pledged our continued support & cooperation.

  • ULS SIRD Project Meets Women Groups from Buliisa

    ULS SIRD Project Meets Women Groups from Buliisa

    Some of the women in the extractive regions of Buliisa district take a photo with the Programme Manager of the Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD) Project of the Uganda Law Society who had consultative meetings on 7th and 8th February 2018 with women groups in the areas of Kigera, Ngwedo and Buliisa Sub County in Buliisa District. These meetings were purposed to find ways of helping women and girls in these regions access justice, social services, employment and involvement into the compensation procedures done by the oil companies in addition to empowering them.

  • ULS Visits Law Reform Commission

    ULS Visits Law Reform Commission

    The Uganda Law Society President together with the Treasurer, Council Representative Central Region and CEO on 25 April 2018 paid a visit to the Law Reform Commission (ULRC) where they met with the Commission Chairperson Mrs. Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze. The president thanked the leadership of the ULRC for the good work they are doing especially in keeping our laws up to date.

  • Swearing In ULS President Simon Peter Kinobe

    Swearing In ULS President Simon Peter Kinobe

    Incoming Uganda Law Society President Simon Peter Kinobe takes his oath of office as president of the Uganda Law Society administered by Justice Solome Bbosa at the ULS 2018 Annual General Meeting

  • ULS Pre-AGM 2018 Panelists

    ULS Pre-AGM 2018 Panelists

    Keynote Speaker Counsel Pheroze Nowrojee, panel moderator Dorothy Kisaka, panelists Jackie Asiimwe, Tom Mbalinda and Alex Matovu pose for a photo with the ULS CEO Joyce Nalunga Birimumasso, outgoing Treasurer Shifrah Lukwago & outgoing President Francis Gimara after the Pre-AGM Conference

  • Norwegian Bar Association Delegation at ULS 2018 AGM

    Norwegian Bar Association Delegation at ULS 2018 AGM

    President Jens Johan Hjort, Paal-Henrich Berle and Susanna Munch of the Norwegian Bar Association (NBA) at the ULS 2018 AGM in Entebbe. The NBA is a longstanding partner of the ULS Legal Aid Project.

  • Presidents of the EALS and RBA at ULS 2018 AGM

    Presidents of the EALS and RBA at ULS 2018 AGM

    President Richard Mugisha of the East Africa Law Society (R) and President Julien-Gustave Kavaruganda of the Rwanda Bar Association (L) in attendance at the ULS 2018 AGM in Entebbe

  • President Allen Gichuhi of LSK at ULS AGM

    President Allen Gichuhi of LSK at ULS AGM

    President Allen Gichuhi of the Law Society of Kenya listening to the submissions at the ULS 2018 Annual General Meeting in Entebbe

President's Message

Greetings from the Executive Council, Management and staff of the Uganda Law Society.

ULS President Simon Peter KinobeThis is my first message as the President of the Uganda Law Society and on the onset I thank the Uganda Law Society Membership for electing me as the President. You have given me an opportunity to contribute to the good work already done by the other Past Presidents.
I wish to commend my predecessor and his Council for their strong leadership and for having improved and maintained the image of the ULS. I am happy to note that I am taking over from a Council that has raised the bar so high especially regarding the brand of the ULS.  The incoming Council will work hard to continue building on the past achievements not only of my predecessor but also achievements of all the other past presidents so as to have continuity in building a greater ULS.

The ULS Executive Council’s commitment to the ULS Mission means that our energy and resources are directed to;

  1. Consolidating the Good Practice of the  Uganda Law Society
  2. Engaging in Rule of Law initiatives. For example, Setting up of a Litigation department and establish a hotline to deal with legal impunity and to implement Rule of Law quarterly report recommendations and Litigate against KCCA on conversion of land from leasehold to freehold as resolved by the AGM
  3. Legal Aid Pro Bono Initiatives such as Formulate a strategy paper on issues of LAP to address the transition to ULS, setting up the High level Advisory Panel on Legal Aid, reform the state brief system and increase recognition of Pro Bono lawyers
  4. Building bridges such as set up a task force to establish the Benevolent scheme as resolved at the AGM, Engage with young lawyers, senior lawyers and women lawyers on their role, lead efforts to commence building ULS House on 1st July 2018,  and support the High Level Advisory Panel on Rule of Law to continue with their role.
  5. Visibility and Business growth for Members For example, Start the process of updating the ULS website, set up a taskforce to come up with strategies to improve ethical legal practice in Uganda, set up a business development committee, set up a liaison office to deal with our new incoming members, dealing with deterrent arrears and penalties preventing our absentee members from coming back, deal with CLE issues to include but not limited to regional distribution of free CLE, establishment of a CLE Calendar and more free CLE’s, deal with compliance issues as relates  to inspection of chambers, unfulfilled CLE points among others, negotiate members benefits withy institutions such as Stanbic bank, appointment and set up of the advisory committee on the ULS Innovation Centre and commence plans to set up the ULS Arbitration Centre.

I with full confidence believe that the Executive Council will strive to achieve the above mentioned initiatives within the 100 day period and we request for the support of the member and the Secretariat. We must strive to challenge ourselves to perform beyond limits for the general interest of all beneficiaries and stakeholders. As the Council, we will also strive to preserve the highest levels of integrity and inclusiveness.
I welcome the role of President as a tremendous honour and embrace wholeheartedly the opportunity to sever a vibrant ULS. You have just voted in an Executive Council that is enthusiastic and energetic who will contribute tremendously and  enormously achieving our goals and vision in execution of its statutory mandate to foster and improve access and administration of justice as well as good governance in Uganda.”
Hold on to your Hats- It’s going to be a great year for the ULS

Yours Sincerely,

Simon Peter M. Kinobe
President – Uganda Law Society


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