Be the best advocacy training organization in all areas of legal practice; & Promote and advocate for an inherent value of professional advocates.
Giving back to the profession by volunteering to train and mentor the next generation of advocates. We recognize and appreciate the efforts of those volunteers; & Supporting each other and growing together as a community that believes in improving the system of justice.
We believe that every legal dispute deserves the dignity of competent legal representation in a just and equal society.

Who we are

Our history

Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA) has been providing trial advocacy training using the NITA-approved learning-by-doing method in Uganda every year since 2009. In 2011, JAA, in conjunction with the Washington School of Law, trained the first local faculty from Uganda to organize and train Ugandan Advocates. The faculty took over the conduct of trial advocacy training and in 2017 formed Justice Advocacy Uganda. Since its inception these programmes started, over 500 advocates have been trained in trial advocacy and over 80 advocates in teaching trial advocacu. .


Members trained


What We Offer

Trial Advocacy Training
Our organisation offers the following training; • Trial Advocacy Training • Faculty Training • Training of Faculty Trainers • Development of Training materials • Developing trial advocacy training for specialized practice groups e.g. Private Lawyers, Public Lawyers, Government Lawyers, Judicial officers, and legal educators. • Building support communities for trial lawyers in Uganda


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The People

Our Team

Board Chair
James has over 25 years of practice specializing in dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) and real estate. James has undertaken litigation training from the prestigious National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Colorado (USA) and Faculty Training from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. He has participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the globe as a speaker and faculty on litigation practice. James is also qualified as an arbitrator from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Kenya. He served as President Uganda Law Society for the years 2011 and 2013. James joined Faculty in 2011 and is the Chairman of the JAU Board of Directors.
Board Sectretary
Olivia is an advocate of over 12 years and a Partner at Ligomarc Advocates where she heads the Dispute Resolution practice of the firm. Olivia first trained in Trial Advocacy in 2007 and is keen on sharing the knowledge she has acquired over the years. As such, she has been a member of the Faculty since 2014 and the Secretary to the Board of Justice advocacy Uganda. She is a member of the Young International Arbitration Lawyers and the Editorial Board of the Uganda Law Reports. She is also a lecturer at the Law Development Centre where she shares her knowledge and skills with upcoming advocates.
Linda Alinda
Alinda-Ikanza has participated in planning and presenting trial advocacy programs in Uganda and Botswana since 2011. She heads the Teaching of Trial Advocacy at the Law Development Center and is the CEO of JAU. Linda is a practicing advocate since 2008 and currently practices with Kenneth Akampurira Advocates and Solicitors. She is also passionate about the use of technology to innovate the law and is the founder of Nkola App. When she is not being a lawyer, Linda is a mother to four girls including a set of twins hence the title Nalongo!


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