The  Executive Council and the Management of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), has appointed  Mr. Moses Okwalinga Opolot  the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Uganda Law Society effective Tuesday 8th December, 2020.

Mr. Okwalinga a long serving staff at the  ULS emerged the best candidate following Interviews  conducted on  November 18   and 19, 2020 by a panel of  Executive Council Members who are mandated to recruit the ULS Senior Management.

Okwalinga has worked with the ULS for 10 years and has grown through the ranks having joined as a volunteer. “The interview and his record showed that he is an exceptional leader with strong experience in litigation, leadership and working with the development partners. He also does have skills that can build and inspire teams, the ULS President Ms. Pheona N. Wall said in a statement to the ULS members .

She added , “ It is our hope and confidence that he will bring new energy in his mission to scale up our Society, embracing technology and innovation as key drivers. He is not just a great cultural fit for ULS as an organization, but also for the clients. We also believe that the fact that he has been part of the team will be a motivator for the rest of the team.”

Ms. Wall  pledged to support the incoming CEO to ensure that  he  serves the membership and clients to the best of his  abilities. “Together with the CEO, we are on our way to our next stage of growth, becoming an even more significant player to our membership, partners and to the general public,” she added.


Writer is a media and communications consultant And Advocate of the High Court of Uganda

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