Mr. Bernard Oundo, the President of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), has been unanimously re-elected to lead the organization for one more year. This will be his last term in office.
The re-election took place during the ULS annual general meeting held in Entebbe on Saturday. Additionally, Mr. Oundo’s executive council has also been endorsed for another one-year term.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Oundo expressed his deep gratitude for the trust placed in him and his council by the members of the ULS. He outlined six key areas he plans to focus on during his final term, including building on previous achievements, promoting the rule of law, empowering the ULS secretariat, and enhancing member-focused initiatives such as a Sacco and welfare fund. He also mentioned completing the ULS House and initiating strategic projects.
Mr. Oundo emphasized the importance of unity and collaboration within the ULS to achieve their shared vision of a society characterized by justice, the rule of law, compassion, and progress.
The role of the ULS president includes maintaining and improving legal profession standards, assisting members of the legal profession, and providing legal aid to members of the public.
During his previous term, Mr. Oundo highlighted several achievements, including reduced training costs, strategic litigation efforts, protection of advocates, and the establishment of a Healthcare and Benevolent Fund. Other accomplishments included strengthening regional memberships, digitizing ULS services, and addressing financial challenges related to the ULS Legal Aid Project.