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By Mulengera Reporters

Joyce Nalunga, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda Law Society, has been bestowed the accolade of being the globe’s best Bar Association CEO of the year 2019/2020. To achieve this prestigious feat, Nalunga had to overcome competition from more than 50 equally very good Bar Association CEOs from across the globe. She was given the prestigious ILLACE Award during the Bar Association CEOs’ meeting in Tokyo Japan recently.

The prestigious award that Joyce Nalunga was given for emerging the best Bar Association CEO for the year 2019-2020

This in effect makes her the Lexis Nexis best CEO for the year 2019/2020. Beyond just scooping the prize, being declared the year’s best Bar Association CEO entitles Nalunga to a bursary and two weeks travel to any Bar Association of her choice globally and at the time of her choosing.

During that two weeks stay, Nalunga will undergo mentoring by the very best all at the expense of ILLACE & Lexis Nexis Secretariat. Yet that isn’t all. The best CEO of the year status also comes with monetary benefits to Nalunga as a person who authored the article that competed and was rated the best out of the more than 50 CEOs who submitted their respective pieces.

The ULS CEO Joyce Nalunga being congratulated in Tokyo Japan where the awards event took place 

The Secretariat undertakes this competition annually and global Bar Associations/Law Society CEOs are asked to write insightful articles on the status of Rule of Law in their respective jurisdictions. The articles are then submitted to be assessed and evaluated by the ILLACE-Nexis committee that eventually selects the very best of all.

It’s on the basis of this that the best CEO for that year is selected. Nalunga’s winning article focused on the role Bar Association CEOs should ideally play in promoting and ensuring observance of the Rule of Law. In a social media posting, Nalunga says she is dedicating the prestigious prize to the Uganda Law Society fraternity, the ULS President Simon Peter Kinobe, her family and the staff with whom she runs the Secretariat on behalf of the ULS executive and membership. (For comments, reach us on 0200900416 or email us at 




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