Association advocates legislative drafting practice in Nigeria
Association of Legislative Drafters and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP) has advocated the recognition of legislative drafting as an area of legal practice in Nigeria.
ALDRAP, in a statement signed by its Secretary, Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja, the group recommended that additional sections be added to recognise the practice in the new Legal Practitioners Bill scheduled for hearing at the National Assembly.
Part of the changes they want include: “Trainee law students working under the direct supervision of persons entitled to (c) selecting, drafting, or completing legal documents or agreements that affect practice to be practicing law or providing legal services when engaging in Legislative Drafting Association of Legislative Drafters and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP).
“Advocacy either as a staff of the National Assembly, State House of Assembly, Local Government Area (LGA) Legislative Assembly or as a legal consultant, provided such a person has prior certification issued under the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education law in Nigeria in strict compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
“In addition to the list provided in the above, sub-section 7 (1)-(6), a person is presumed programme of the Nigerian Bar Association’s accredited organisation namely the Association of Legislative Drafters and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP).”