Delay in Enrollment, who to blame, Law Council or the Uganda Law Society? Pamba Egan

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My humble thinking & suggestion.

There is no way Uganda Law Society is going to curb down the problem of Quack Lawyers when they are not willing to engage the Law Council & other stake holders to enroll all those lawyers with requisite qualifications. I think the key problem at hand that needs to be solved is engaging the Law Council & have the enrollment process of new Advocates simplified. I know some Lawyers who completed LDC as early as 2012 but up to now they are still struggling with enrollment.

In Nigeria, enrollment is on the day of Graduation at the Nigeria School of Law which is the equivalence of our LDC, in Kenya the Chief Justice personally enrolls new Advocates in a space of 3 to 4 days but in Uganda, the bureaucracy of the Law Council & other stake holders cripples and delays the enrollment process as most of the applications for enrollment are not considered just on mere technicalities.

Let enrolment always be on the day a person graduates at LDC which will be followed by application for a practicing certificate to the Chief Registrar of the High Court of Uganda. A lot needs to change in our Legal profession.

So if I may ask, is ULS suggesting that a person who holds a Bachelor of Laws & a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice but who has not yet been enrolled as an Advocate despite numerous applications to the Law Council is also a quack lawyer ?
How do they expect such a person to survive ?

Just asking !!!.


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