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18:22
18:22

Judge Concerned That Lawyers Can't Speak English In Courts UGANDA LAW SOCIETY 1 4 Top story

Justice Emokol some lawyers have been struggling to express themselves in English while making submissions before the courts.
08:17
08:17

Bar -Bench Row Deepens as Parties Plot to Solve Impasse Uganda Law Society 1 Top story

The conflict stems from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s letter dated December 7, 2023, to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo concerning the management of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) property case involving businessman Justus Kyabahwa.
15:29
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Attorney General to ULS: Know Your Limits Uganda Law Society 3 4 Top story

On Tuesday, Justice Musa Ssekaana, the head of the High Court’s Civil Division issued a temporary injunction restraining Uganda Law Society from calling, convening, and arranging an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the Judiciary’s independence.
13:57
13:57

Court Blocks Meeting to Discuss Museveni Letter to Chief Justice Uganda Law Society 1 Top story

This the second time the High Court is blocking an extraordinary general meeting called by Uganda Law Society in this year 2024. Last month, the same Court issued an order blocking them from convening to sit and discuss issues related to the management and conduct of Hoima High Court Judge Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema in the Tilenga Oil Case.
16:18
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Gun Violence, Brutality Dominate ULS Quarterly Report Uganda Law Society 2 2

The ULS now urges the Parliament to consider passing of the Minimum Wage Bill saying it has been alleged that most police officers are poorly remunerated and they could be behaving as such due to frustration and problems faced by them.
15:51
15:51

Lawyer Sues ULS for Nominating Representatives to Statutory Bodies Uganda Law Society 1 2

Kalali argues that the ULS leadership has been handpicking representatives to the professional bodies since 2016, contrary to the governing Act and election regulations, which mandate members to elect their representatives through the Annual General Assembly.
11:22
11:22

Bernard Oundo Elected Uganda Law Society President 3

His closest challenger Diana Ninsiima Kibuuka had 723 votes, followed by Diana Angwech with 151 votes, Chemisto Suaib who had 133 votes, Olivia Kyarimpa with 52 votes and Mukuve Mugaga with 15 votes.
10:09
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Principal Judge to Meet Lawyers over Proposed Bail Guidelines Uganda Law Society 3

According to the invitation sent to the lawyers, the court rules of procedure and guidelines will be discussed with the view to improve effectiveness and efficiency in the administration of justice.
13:46
13:46

Uganda Law Society Fundraising for Lawyer Anthony Wameli's Hospital Bill Pheona Wall Nabasa 2 1

On September 10 2021, the Uganda Law Society-ULS named Wameli as the criminal defense lawyer of the year. The ULS Annual General Meeting also voted Wameli and Company Advocates, which employs eight Advocates as the law firm of the year.
19:59
19:59

Uganda Law Society Cleared to Conduct Online AGM Pheona Wall Nabasa 1 2

The permission follows a successful application by the Uganda Law Society-ULS which was supported by an affidavit by its current president Pheona Nabasa Wall, who told the court that the ULS Act requires them to conduct an AGM annually as soon as convenient, after December 31.
16:53
16:53

Gov't Petitioned to Declare Advocates as Essential Workers Uganda Law Society 1 2

Elubu’s order came at the time when lawyers had spent about two months under the first lockdown imposed in March 2020 and they had no capacity to travel to various places in the country since they had equally not been declared essential by the President for them to move without restrictions.
11:32
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Uganda Law Society Petitions Gov't to Clear Movement for Lawyers Pheona Wall Nabasa 1 2

On May 8th 2020, High Court Civil Division Judge Michael Elubu directed that government provides detailed mechanisms to ensure that all lawyers access their clients.
14:51
14:51

Museveni Suit Against Monitor Opens Debate On President’s Immunity Caleb Alaka 1 3 Top story

The question at the center of the debate is whether a sitting President who is protected from being sued can on the other hand sue under the same constitution that granted him immunity. Article 98 clause 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda gives immunity to a sitting President not to be subjected to any court proceedings except in presidential election petitions.
17:57
17:57

Kadaga Upset by Delayed Appointment of Human Rights Commission Chairperson Uganda Law Society 6 1

Since the previous chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission Medi Kaggwa passed away in November last year, no replacement has been appointed, even as the Speaker of Parliament has reminded the president several times
08:48
08:48

Pheona Wall Replaces Kinobe As Law Society President Uganda Law Society 1

According to official results seen by Uganda Radio Network-URN, Nabasasa beat her closest rival Benard Oundo with 441 votes against 427 votes. The other contenders included Nelson Walusimbi who polled 239 votes, Rashid Semambo with 212 votes while Ann Karungi came last with 47 votes.
21:32
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Uganda Law Society Seeks Permission to Conduct Virtual Elections 1 1

Uganda Law Society President Simon Peter Kinobe contends that the current restrictions put in place by the government made it impossible for the lawyers to conduct their Annual General Meeting, through which they also elect new leaders.
15:07
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ULS Puzzled on How to Select 30 Lawyers Anthony Wameli 1 1

According to Kinobe, there are more than 3000 lawyers and 900 Law firms in Kampala alone, saying they still don't know how to implement the President's directive.
19:15
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Judges Asked to Avoid Unnecessary Case Adjournments Uganda Law Society 2 2

According to Kinobe some judicial officers unconsciously set the same dates for hearing a number of cases which leads to unnecessary adjournments and case backlog.
17:11
17:11

ULS Withdraws Border Closure Case Against Rwanda Steven Kalali 2

ULS Simon Peter Kinobe says that they withdrew the case because the government did not provide them up with evidence to support their case.
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