Uganda Law Society
|Uganda Law Society|
|Purpose/focus||Promote legal professionalism|
|Headquarters||Plot 5A John Babiiha Drive (Formerly Acacia Avenue)|
|President||Mrs. Ruth Sebatindira|
|Vice President||Ernest W. Kalibbala|
|Honorary Secretary||Nicholas Opiyo|
The Uganda Law Society (ULS) is an association of lawyers charged with ensuring high levels of professionalism among lawyers in Uganda.
The Uganda Law Society was formed by an act of 1956. The ULS is governed by an executive council with representatives from each of the four regions of Uganda. It is a member of the East Africa Law Society, which also includes members from Kenya, Tanzania, Kigali and Burundi.
In May 2011 Bruce Kyerere, at that time president of the ULS, delivered a petition from the society to Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki which alleged that police and other security agencies had committed "crimes against humanity" when dispersing opposition protesters. Security agencies had fired live bullets and tear gas indiscriminately, killing and injuring unarmed civilians. Large numbers of lawyers gathered on court premises to protest the action, and the lawyers said they would call a three-day strike to show solidarity with the protesters.
- "Uganda Law Society Act 1956 (Ch 276)". Uganda Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "ULS Governance". ULS. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "About EALS". East Africa Law Society. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Fred Ojambo (May 04, 2011). "Uganda Law Society Petitions Court on Purported Police Injustice". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Douglas Mpuga (May 04, 2011). "Uganda Lawyers on Three-Day Strike". Voice of America. Retrieved 2011-09-26.