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Uganda Law Society puzzled on how to select 30 lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Law Society-ULS is still puzzled on the criteria to use to select 30 lawyers who will provide legal services to people in need during the current nationwide lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During his 13th televised address on the Covid-19 pandemic, President, …

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LASPNET petitions Chief Justice on legal services amidst lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) has petitioned Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to engage the President and make a case for recognition of legal services as essential service as well as allow emergency legal response during the lockdown. The petition is signed by …

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Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defense team

Washington, United States | AFP | Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the 1990s, and America’s biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment defense. The administration has yet to unveil the full team but confirmed …

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THIS WEEK: Lawyers call for closure of Nalufenya

THIS WEEK: Lawyers call for closure of Nalufenya Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their umbrella, Uganda Law Society launched their quarterly report on the state of the rule of law in the country on Mar.21 where they called on the new police leadership to close a police dentention …

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THIS WEEK: Lawyers seek annulment of age limit law

THIS WEEK: Lawyers seek annulment of age limit law Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their umbrella – Uganda Law Society on Jan.15 petitioned Court challenging the constitutionality of the recently passed constitutional amendments where presidential age limits were removed from the constitution and the term of office of …

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‘El Chapo’ moves to hire top-flight NY mafia defender

New York, United States | AFP | Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants to dump his US public defenders for a quartet of top-flight criminal defense lawyers, including attorneys who got an infamous New York mafia boss out of prison. Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals who twice …

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