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NBA law week will add value to lawyers’ practice, says chairman


The chairman of the 2019 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch annual law week planning Committee, Mr. Tola Oshobi (SAN) has assured prospective participants that the technical sessions have been fashioned to add immense value to every lawyer’s practice. 
Oshobi, who is leading the committee for the second consecutive time, said among the topics lined up for the sessions holding on June 20 and 21 at City Hall, Lagos are “Emerging trends in technology and innovation.” 
Others are “Smart response of the legal profession to technological advancements”; “The 21st century workplace in context: law firm focus”; “Administration of justice and the courts: A dialogue between the Bench and the Bar;” “Rain making and management of client expectations”; “The young lawyers’ forum: Entertainment, sports and media,” and “Sustainable development and the environment.”

Leading jurists are set to storm the Lagos City Hall venue of the event from June 20, 2019 for the week-long event, while the programme itself is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, June 15, 2019 with a health work sponsored by telecom giant, MTN Nigeria Plc. 
The theme of this year’s Law Week is “Law and Development in an Emerging Economy.”
Aside from popular economist, Mr. Bismarck Rewane who will tackle the sub-theme, “The Nigerian economy: 2019 outlook and opportunities for lawyers,” eminent jurists that have confirmed attendance as part of the stellar faculty are Justice Habeeb Abiru of the Court of Appeal; NBA President, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN); former Lagos State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Supo Shasore (SAN); Mr. Gbenga Oyebode, Mr. Asue Ighodalo as well as leading environmental law expert and Lagos State University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun (SAN).
Other confirmed faculty members are Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro; Mr. Tunde Fagbohunlu (SAN); former Lagos State Solicitor-General, Mr. Fola Arthur-Worrey, renowned activist and law teacher, Dr. Sam Amadi; Mr. Peter Derey; reputed international lawyer, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Phillip and Ms. Yimika Adesola of “Legally Engaged among others.
NBA Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom noted that the law week would be the last for his regime which has been adjudged by many lawyers as highly innovative and successful, adding that no effort would be spared to ensure that it leaves a lasting impression on the minds of participants.
Alternate Chairman for the Law Week Planning Committee, Mr. Andrew Malgwi noted that registration for the week has since commenced and can be done online at or at the Branch Secretariat among other channels.

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