A Ugandan law firm has been named among the top three contenders for this year’s TrustLaw Award.
Onyango & Co. Advocates is competing with two other European based firms for the prestigious award in the category of Impact Award.
The company, which is the only one from Africa in the race, is being nominated for providing impactful Pro bono services in Jinja district.
The other two in the race in this category are Latham & Watkins and Gibson, and Dunn & Crutcher LLP from Europe.
The eighth annual TrustLaw Awards are scheduled to take place on September 26 2018 in New York.
According to the TrustLaw Awards, organized by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Onyango & Co. Advocates helped NGOs in drafting children’s protection and safe guiding policy for their staff and volunteers.
Ms Miriam Babirye Kaggwa, one of the firm partners says that this nomination is a timely recognition for their hard work and dedicated service it has rendered to people of all categories
Other competitors like Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, joined the race for giving assistance to Refugee Council, a charity that works with refugees and people seeking for asylum in the UK on the effective use of body cameras by welfare officers in refugee camps.
Latham & Watkins on the other hand was selected for conducting research on behalf of Save the Children UK in the area of reunification of unaccompanied refugee children.
Other award categories besides Impact are; Best international firm, domestic firm, in-house legal team of the year and Esteemed lawyer of the year.