Justice Kasule is new Law Council bossP
Justice Remmy Kyonooneka Kasule of the Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court has been appointed new chairperson of the Law Council.
The Attorney General, Peter Nyombi, made the appointment last week.
This follows the retirement of Justice John Wilson Nattubu Tsekooko from the Supreme Court Bench. He also relinquished the chairpersonship of the Law Council upon retirement last year.
The Law Council that regulates and disciplines the errant lawyers in Uganda also approves the contents of law programmes for law degrees for universities where law is taught.
It is also responsible for pre-entry examinations to the Law Development Centre (LDC) and approves the eligibility of lawyers. It also accredits other universities. Prof Frederick Ssempebwa is the chairperson of its committee on legal education.
Kasule, who is currently the chairperson of the professional advisory board of the LDC, is a former president of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) and served as the chairperson of the disciplinary committee of the Law Council for many years. He was once a commissioner of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) where he was also its disciplinary committee.
He joined the Judiciary as a High Court judge in 2004 from private practice of law. He served in Kampala and as a resident judge in Gulu from 2007 to 2011 before he was