Who we are

About Us

A community of skilled, just, effective and professional trial advocates

Justice Advocacy Uganda is a non-profit organisation, focusing on building a youthful generation of transformative leaders in Uganda through mentorship and community outreach service. We also enhance and encourage the proactive participation of citizens in promoting good governance, environmental protection, socio-economic transformation, and sustainable development. We are a registered organisation in Uganda - since 2017 JAU is governed by a board whose constitution is as below: Chairman: Mr. James Sebugenyi Mukasa Secretary: Ms. Olivia Kyarimpa Matovu Member: Mr. Julius Ojok Member: Mr. Jude Ogik Member: Mr. Emmanuel Emoru Member: Mr.Ronald Tusingwire Member: Mr. David Kaggwa CEO Mrs. Linda Alinda-Ikanza



Vision
Justice and legal professionalism in all systems of dispute resolution.


Mission
Promoting justice through effective and ethical advocacy.


Values
■ EXCELLENCE - Be the best advocacy training organization in all areas of legal practice.
■ ETHICS: Promote and advocate for an inherent value of professional advocates. ■ VOLUNTEERISM: Giving back to the profession by volunteering to train and mentor the next generation of advocates.
■ COMMUNITY: Supporting each other and growing together as a community that believes in improving the system of justice. ■ ACCESS TO JUSTICE & RULE OF LAW: We believe that every legal dispute deserves the dignity of competent legal representation in a just and equal society.

Why Choose Us

Our Advantage

1. 10 years as industry leaders in imparting trial advocacy skills using the learning-by-doing method.
2. Partnerships with member organisations – ULS, LASPNET & SUGAR FACILITY.
3. Course Materials routinely tested & refined.
4. Partnership with support organization – JAA.
5. Over 80 trained faculty, with 20 active and experienced faculty.
6. Alumni of 500 members.

The People

Our Team

Board Chair
JAMES MUKASA SEBUGENYI
jsmukasa@sebalulule.co.ug
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 KYARIMPA MATOVU
olikyp@ligomarc.com
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.
CEO
Linda Alinda
linda.ikanza@gmail.com
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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