High Court enrolls 110 new advocates
www.kigezinews.com – By Our Reporter at Kigezi News
After the bar course at the Law Development Centre, law students enrol as advocates in order to address court on behalf of their clients. The Chief Registrar of the Courts of Judicature, on Wednesday enrolled 110 law graduates as advocates.
Among the newly enrolled 110 advocates, was Hon.Makmot Edward, MP Agago County who equally enjoyed his moments with Mr Simon Peter Kinobe and Ms Wall Pheona, The ULS President and Vice President respectively. Lawyers in Uganda are enrolled as per the Advocates Act Cap 267 laws of Uganda.
The enrolment process which took place at the High Court in Kampala entailed registering their names in a book of advocates in order to be issued practicing certificates. A person who possesses a degree in law cannot represent people before court unless he/she has been enrolled as an advocate.
Peter Simon Kinobe, the Uganda Law Society president advised the advocates to desist from fraudulent dealings if they are to enjoy the profession. Kinobe also tasked advocates to be compassionate to the less privileged members of the community, noting that life is not only about money.
However, the newly enrolled advocates can only appear in the Chief Magistrate’s Court for the time being because the law requires them to appear before the High Court after nine months from the time of enrolment.