Uganda Law Society Act
- Commenced on 27 December 1956
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
Part I – Interpretation
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
Part II – Establishment of the society
2. Establishment of the Uganda Law SocietyThere is established a body corporate by the name of the Uganda Law Society with perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name.
3. ObjectsThe object for which the society is established are—
Part III – Membership
5. Honorary membershipThe council may elect as honorary members of the society such persons as it may think fit, either for life or for such period as the council may in any case deem appropriate.
6. Annual subscriptionMembers of the society shall pay into the funds of the society such annual subscription as may from time to time be prescribed; except that no honorary member shall be liable to pay any such subscription.
7. No entrance fee payableNo entrance fee shall be payable by any person on becoming a member of the society.
8. Termination of membership
Part IV – Council
9. Constitution of the councilFor the proper management of the affairs of the society, there shall be a council consisting of a president, a vice president, the Attorney General, the Solicitor General (either of whom may be elected president), a secretary, a treasurer and four other members, all of whom, other than the Attorney General and the Solicitor General, shall be elected annually by the society in general meeting.
10. Powers of the councilExcept as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, or by any regulations made under this Act, the council may exercise all the powers of the society; and no regulation made under this Act shall invalidate any prior act of the council which would have been valid if the regulation had not been made.
11. Committees and delegationThe council may from time to time appoint committees consisting of members of the society and may, except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, or by any regulations made under this Act, delegate to any such committee all or any of the powers of the council.
12. ProcedureThe procedure of the council, and of every committee appointed as aforesaid, shall be as may from time to time be prescribed.
Part V – Other officers
13. OfficersThere shall be such secretary, treasurer and other officers of the society, paid or unpaid, as the council may from time to time appoint.
14. Law CouncilAll representatives of the Society on the Law Council shall be elected by the society in general meeting.
Part VI – Miscellaneous
15. General meetingsThe council shall so soon as convenient after the 31st day of December in each year, and may at any other time or times at the discretion of the council, convene a general meeting of the society.
16. Requisitioning a general meeting
18. General meeting to act by simple majorityExcept for any purpose for which a special resolution is expressly required by this Act or by any regulation made under this Act, all resolutions of the society in general meeting shall be by simple majority vote.
19. Alteration of resolutionsNo resolution of the society in general meeting shall be altered or rescinded within nine months after the passing of the resolution otherwise than by a special resolution of the society.
20. Convening and procedureThe manner of convening general meetings of the society, and the procedure at the general meetings, shall, subject as expressly provided in sections 15 to 19, be as may from time to time be prescribed or determined by the council.
21. Custody and use of sealThe common seal of the society shall be kept in such custody and used in such manner as may from time to time be determined by the council.
22. MinutesThe council shall cause proper minutes of all general meetings of the society, and of all meetings of the council and of committees appointed by the council to be taken and recorded, and shall make all such minutes available for inspection by any member of the society at any reasonable time, on demand.
23. Accounts to be kept
24. Report and accountsSo soon as convenient after the 31st day of December in each year, the council shall present to the society in general meeting a full report of the activities of the society, including the activities of the council, and of any committee appointed by the council, together with accounts duly audited as provided in section 23, in respect of the twelve months preceding that date.
25. RegulationsThe council may, subject to this Act and to approval by a special resolution, make regulations binding on members of the society, prescribing all or any of the following matters—
History of this document
27 December 1956