Our Mandate

To strengthen coordination and networking of LASPs, harmonisation and standardisation of legal aid service provision by the different service providers, lobbying and advocacy to facilitate a favourable legal and policy environment.

Legal Aid Project of the Uganda Law Society - LAP

LAP seeks to To improve the professional standards of its members and to promote respect for Human Rights, the Rule of
Law and Access to Justice.

It envisions a Ugandan society where all Human Rights are respected, promoted and defended to ensure access to justice
for all is a reality irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, and religion or socio-economic status.


» Values
•     Respect for Human Dignity,
•     Service Excellence,
•     Passion for Justice, and Equality of all persons before the Law,

•     Accountability,
•     Efficiency
•     Effectiveness,
•     Integrity.

» Objectives
1.  To provide high quality legal aid services to indigent men, women and children
2.  To promote the respect for rights and the rule of law in Uganda
3.  To lobby and advocate for legislation and policies which act in favour of the poor at national, district and lower levels.
4.  To develop and strengthen management systems as well as the general organizational development of LAP
5.  To strengthen the governance of LAP in order to ensure good strategic leadership and direction by the Board of
Trustees of the Legal Aid Project
6.  To build mechanisms and aggressively mobilize resources to ensure financial sustainability of Legal Aid services
in Uganda

» Target Beneficiaries
Indigent men, women and children with special consideration to women, children, disabled and other
vulnerable communities

» Laspnet Membership Cluster
Social Justice

Geographical Coverage

Masaka, Kampala,
Kabarole, Luzira,
Jinja, Mbarara, Arua,
Soroti, Gulu, Kabale,

» Area(s) of Work / Focus
Legal advice, Mediation, Negotiation, ADR, Public interest litigation

» Summary of Activities
•     Provision of Legal Information and advice
•     Mediation, Negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution services
•     Court Representation
•     Training Para Legals in areas where there is limited supply of Advocates
•     Conducting Legal and Human Rights Awareness programs

•     Production of Human and Legal Rights publication materials
•     Lobbying and Advocacy for Pro poor Laws
•     Research documentation and Dissemination.


Plot 5A, Acacia Avenue
P.O. Box 426
Kampala, Uganda
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  • Plot 10, Block 75 Balintuma Road, Mengo.
    P.O. Box 8488, Kampala-Uganda
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