Partnership in Uganda
Three things made this gathering unique among FLAG conferences.
The first was that this event was the first-ever conference for Christian lawyers in Uganda.
The second was that this was the first opportunity for FLAG to jointly sponsor an event with a law school involved in international mission work. The day before, Pepperdine University School of Law and the Ugandan Judiciary co-sponsored a Plea Bargaining Conference. The next day they worked with us. We could not have asked for a better partner than Pepperdine!
The third was that those assembled have the positions and authority to change the face of justice in Uganda. Their enthusiasm was evident, especially when one of the justices said, “Will this program be presented again next year? I hope so.”
The First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, eloquently delivered a message built on the truth that it all starts with God – and if we, as legal professionals, start at any other place, our efforts will be in vain.
The Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Alphonse Owiny-Dollo, Lady Justice Stella Arach-Amokom of the Supreme Court, several justices from the Ugandan Court of Appeals, and the Principal Judge of the High Court Yorokamu Bamwine attended. In addition, there were high level representatives from the Office of Public Prosecutions and the defense lawyer’s bar.
The theme was “the Role of Christian Lawyers in Promoting an Efficient and Effective Administration of Justice.” Based upon the feedback received, the conference was a success.
Thank you to all those involved.