The Law Development Centre (LDC) on Friday evening held phase one of its annual lawyers dinner. The first phase was the dinner for LDC Kampala, where as the second phase scheduled for the Sunday will be for the Mbarara Campus.
Justice Paul Gadenya, a judge of the High Court was the guest of honor at the navy blue, black and white colored themed dinner that took place at Imperial Royale Hotel.
The world of disruption as he called it is associated with technological advancements, practice across borders, an influx of bush lawyers who are willing to do anything to survive, a world that is looking at output as opposed to inputs and as demand to do more for less.
To sum his message up, Justice Gadenya advised lawyers at LDC to stand out by being ethical in their practice.
“Lawyers are falling to the lowest trust levels among clients” he said.
He asked lawyers to work efficiently, pay close attention to cost and delivery, provide value for the clients, lower costs of production, increase out put, outsource what they cannot do, and capitalise on their strengths, work in teams, be more flexible and dynamic with the ability to adapt to the disruption. He advised the lawyers to become hybrid professionals and transcend legal bounds by always reading something every day to be able to solve problems of the society.
“We must never cease to learn” he said. “Learn continuously”.
To stand out, he stressed that today’s lawyers need skills such as networking, analysis, continuous learning, empathy, interpersonal skills, build trust, communicate effectively and invest in skills of project management to be able to become better lawyers ahead of their competition.