Attorney General Cautions Lawyers against Corruption Top story

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Attorney General William Byaruhanga observed that the legal profession is noble and advocates are expected to exhibit the highest standard of professional conduct. He added that such conduct calls for the highest level of diligence, practice, and moral aptitude.

The Attorney General William Byaruhanga has cautioned lawyers against corruption and professional misconduct saying these acts are tainting the image of the legal profession.

Byaruhanga observed that the legal profession is noble and advocates are expected to exhibit the highest standard of professional conduct. He added that such conduct calls for the highest level of diligence, practice, and moral aptitude.

Byaruhanga was presiding over the 44th graduation ceremony of the Law Development Centre (LDC) held today where 222 students were awarded a Diploma in Legal Practice upon successful completion of the bar course.  Another 441 students were awarded a Diploma in Law while 37 graduated with a Diploma in Human Rights Law.

"Do not allow yourselves to be confused by the flashiness and glamour of some lawyers that you see in town today; their stories may not be as straightforward as they seem. Many of them are very keen to get rich quickly," Byaruhanga said.

His message was reemphasized by Francis Gimara, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) President stating that the law society does not condone corruption both at the bar and the bench.
 
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He reminded practitioners of the need to deliver justice and giving back to the community.  He also appealed to graduates to embrace technology while in their practice in order to remain relevant in the current practice both globally and at national level.
 
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Graduands equally acknowledge that upholding ethics is a personal undertaking that can be used to eliminate corruption.
 
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