No Experience Assistant Legal Officer Jobs – Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Organization: Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
Law Society is a membership organization established by an Act of Parliament to
provide services to its members in particular and to the people of Uganda in
general.  Its vision is to excel as a
professional body in the development of the legal profession and promotion of
justice in Uganda. Its mission is to improve the professional standards of
members of the legal profession and to promote human rights and the rule of
law, by assisting the government and the judiciary in the administration and
practice of law in Uganda. Uganda Law Society operates a Legal Aid Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Assistant Legal Officer will be tasked
    with interviewing, counseling and provision of general Legal counsel to
  • Responsible for drafting and preparation of
    Legal and Court Documents.
  • Representing the Employer’s clients in courts
    of law (for legal officers only), 
    mediation /arbitration proceedings and or other tribunals.
  • In charge of representing the Employer at
    forums and meetings with donors, partners, etc.
  • Formulation of articles for the Employer’s
    Journals and newsletters.
  • Supervise all pro-bono activities  at clinic level generally
  • Preparation and submission of monthly
    Progress and Activity reports
  • Maintaining proper and up-to-date client’s
    records and files.
  • Ensure proper use and care of all assets
    belonging to the Employer.
  • Carry out any other lawful duties as may be
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Assistant Legal
    Officer jobs should hold an LLB and a post graduate diploma in legal
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Tested litigation skills up to High Court
  • Tested skills in ADR and advocacy.
  • Training and skills transfer ability
  • An open and result oriented approach to work
  • Good leadership, management and team building
  • Good report writing skills
  • Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to
    accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to speak local languages in Mbarara
    is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested persons should submit hard copies of their
Application letter, Resume with three professional referees, academic
credentials and salary expectations addressed to the:
Resource Manager
Law Society
5a, Acacia Avenue
Box 426, Kampala
via E-mail to our on- line address below;
Resources Department,
Law Society,
5a, Acacia Avenue
Box 426, Kampala
E-mail to:
NB: Your name and the position you are applying for
should be indicated in the subject field of your email. The applications MUST
Deadline: Monday, 14th March, 2016

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