The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) released an advert on its official website for the spot of Chief Justice with a few months left to the retirement of the current (CJ)Bart Katureebe.

Justice Bart Katureebe who has served for 5 years will retire on June 20th, 2020, at the age of 70 years which is the stipulated retirement age.

According to a job advert that expires on January 31, applicants must be Ugandans, with a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University or Institution and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre or from any other recognized institution within the East African region.

The applicants must also have served as a Justice of Supreme Court of Uganda or a court having similar Jurisdiction or has practiced as an advocate for a period, not less than 20 years before a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in as far as the constitution guidelines are concerned.

“Applicants should attach on the duly completed Form, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the names and contacts of three (3) Character and three (3) Professional referees, a recent passport size photograph, certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts and a copy of the National ID.

Applicants already serving in Government should attach a copy of their latest Certificate of acknowledgment of Declaration of Income, Assets, and Liabilities from the IGG.

Applicants are required to submit a self-assessment declaration on competences whose details can be accessed at,” the advert states.

The JSC Spokesperson Maria Thereza Naburya says that the successful applicants will be shortlisted and later interviewed after which the commission will do background checks and then forward the names to the President to choose.

In the past, President Museveni has appointed the most senior Supreme Court judge as Chief Justice like he did when Katureebe replaced Justice Benjamin Odoki.

A Chief Justice (CJ) is the head of the Judiciary and is responsible for the administration and supervision of all courts in Uganda.