Uganda Law Society (ULS) membership will converge at the High court premises to elect a new leadership tomorrow, Saturday September 12.
Contenders will be battling for the position of president, vice president and treasurer while secretary is already taken by Ritah Namakiika who stands unopposed.
Bernard Oundo, Anne Karungi, Nelson Walusimbi, Pheona Wall Nabasa and Rashid Ssemambo are contesting to replace Simon Peter Kinobe as ULS president.
Pheona Wall led various successful teams including the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) legal department, which was very instrumental in lobbying the judiciary for a Utilities court.
She has worked in private practice, lectured law at Kampala International University (KIU) as well as serving in various civil society organizations.
Pheona is dedicated and committed and has worked tirelessly to grow the East African Law Society (EALS) in-house counsel committee and is always available to help the natural resources cluster of the ULS.
Bernard Oundo through his mentorship clinics, hundreds of young lawyers have benefitted and passed on the knowledge to others.
Anne Karungi currently sits on the executive council of the Uganda Law Society as the Central Region representative.
She has litigated up to the highest court in the land and contributed to the jurisprudence of this country and hence won the respect of senior members of the fraternity.
She has served in various capacities in the Uganda Law Society.
Rashid Ssemambo is a pragmatic and solution-oriented private legal practice.
Ssemambo has also served in the academia for many years.
Having taught at various universities, he is currently teaching corporate and commercial practice as well as civil litigation at the Law Development Center (LDC), where he shares his personal experience with the future legal practioners.
Nelson Walusimbi has verbalized young lawyers’ issues to range from a dysfunctional enrollment process many times costing up to two years; a widespread lack of contracts, especially for young lawyers in firms; low pay or no pay; toxic work environments and costly continuing legal education, among others.
Meanwhile, it is a two-way battle between Diana Agwech and Bernard Mukasa for the vice presidency whereas Shane Musanase and Goddy Muhumuza are vying for the position of treasurer.
Credit: The Observer