Ugandans On The Move | Zalikah Kimera Mukiibi is admitted to the California State Bar

Posted July 20, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Inspiration ~ 4,186 views


On June 6, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, Anaheim, California and presided over by Associate Justice Raymond Ikola and Justice Kathleen O’Leary a Ugandan lawyer Zalikah Kimera Mukiibi was admitted to the

California Bar as the final step before she practices law in the State of California. The California Bar requires applicants to meet the most demanding professional standards in the US. This milestone therefore means that Zalikah now has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people especially Ugandans in the community and the legal profession.

Zalikah attended Makerere University Law school, the Law Development Center, then worked as the Legal officer at Crown Bottlers Ltd (Pepsi)  before permanently moving to the U.S. Zalikah now lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, California with her two children and currently works for the Federal Government.

With more than 237,000 members (April 2012), The State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. The term “bar association” originated in the 18th century, recognizing the railing or “bar” in a courtroom, separating spectators from lawyers and the judge, who occupies the “bench.”

Nearly 170,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members. To practice law in California, applicants must pass the California Bar Examination and pay their annual membership fees to the State Bar of California.

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