Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) on September 30, 2017 was recognized through an Award by the Uganda Law Society, as the ‘Best Law Practice Corporation that Mentors Female Lawyers.’
The “Women in Law Awards” also recognized different categories of women lawyers that have excelled in civil and commercial litigation as well as institutions that have supported female lawyers, through mentorship by providing them with a platform to execute their duties diligently.
The purpose of the Women in Law Awards is to celebrate and recognize women lawyers that have excelled in their different fields of law and in the legal profession.
The categories awarded were best female corporate ; lawyers in Government , corporations, private legal practice; Best law practice for outstanding mentorship of female lawyers (corporations and private legal practice); Best female Academician lawyer, Best Legal Star(Young Lawyers Award); Best Human Rights Activist, Best Female State Attorney (Directorate of Public Prosecutions and Attorney General’s Office); Distinguished Judicial Service Award; Service to Uganda Law Society/East African Law Society; Male mentorship that have supported female lawyers growth and the Female Lawyers- Life achievement Award.
URSB’s Board Member, Ms Christine Kaahwa; also the Director Civil Litigation at the Ministry of Justice &Constitutional Affairs won the “Best State Prosecutor Award” because of her distinguished services at the Office of the Attorney General.
URSB’s Director for Intellectual Property Ms Mercy Kyomugasho won the “Best female corporate lawyer in Government.”URSB Board and Management would like to associate with the winners and appreciate the ULS Female lawyers for recognizing the work URSB extends to the Legal fraternity and the individual Legal officers.
URSB’s current Human Resources comprise of seventy three (73) Female Staff, twenty one (21) of these are Lawyers. Out of the twenty one (21), eight (8) hold Top and Senior Management positions.
The rest manage Administration, Records and other fields of Management. URSB has made significant progress at all times, towards strengthening gender equality and women‘s empowerment as indicated in the employment statistics.
The Bureau continues to encourage mentorship of Females and has given them a voice in decision making at all levels, cognizant of the role they play in leadership.
Management pledges to continue supporting female employees to thrive in their careers.
We thank Uganda Law Society for identifying the critical role of women in leadership as well as institutions that support growth of women in the legal profession.
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