The ULS is an association of lawyers established under the Uganda Law Society Act. It is charged with ensuring high levels of professionalism among lawyers in Uganda. With DGF funding, ULS runs two projects i.e. the Pro bono and the Legal Aid Projects.
Project title: Enhance access to justice for indigent, vulnerable and marginalized people in Uganda through Legal Aid Provision; and Pro Bono Project of the Uganda Law Society
Brief description: The Legal Aid Project seeks to contribute to the rule of law and good governance to achieve social economic development of Uganda. It seeks to provide legal and advisory support services to indigent, marginalized and vulnerable men, women, youth and children in the target districts; promote respect for the rights and rule of law in Uganda; lobby and advocate for pro poor laws and policies; and Strengthen institutional linkages with JLOS and likeminded institutions.
On the hand, the Pro Bono Project aims at ensuring that indigent, vulnerable and marginalized persons access Justice in Uganda. its aim is to address gaps in the provision of legal assistance to indigent, vulnerable and marginalized persons; increase participation of the legal profession in Uganda in the fulfillment of the Pro Bono Regulations; adopt a proactive approach to the Pro Bono program to meet legal needs of poor and vulnerable people; and improve and consolidate the ULS Pro Bono Scheme, to ensure efficient and effective referral mechanisms; and design mechanisms and strategies to ensure that all pending cases of the ULS Pro Bono project are effectively handled.
Geographical area: Kampala, Masaka, Mpigi, Luwero, Mukono, Mubende, Kiboga, Wakiso, Kabale, Rukungiri, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kisoro, Kiruhura, Masindi, Hoima, Kasese, Kabarole, Jinja, Tororo, Mbale, Busia, Soroti, Iganga, Gulu Lira, Kitgum, Amuru, Nebbi, Apac, Terego and Arua