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Bar admits 880 new lawyers

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New wigs during the 2021 Call to the Nigerian Bar in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

The 880 law graduates, who were successful in the December 2020 final examinations conducted by the Nigerian Law School under the supervision of the Council of Legal Education, were admitted to the Nigerian Bar, yesterday.

The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, who announced this at the call-to-Bar ceremony held in Abuja, also disclosed that the Federal Government has approved the establishment of a new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Chiroma said the approval followed a request from the Rivers State government to build, equip and hand over a brand new campus of the Nigerian Law School to the Council of Legal Education.

He announced that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State recently approved the construction of a 1,500-seat auditorium and two 900-bed hostels for the Yenogoa Campus of the School.

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In his speech, the chairman of the Body of Benchers and Life Bencher, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, urged the newly admitted lawyers to refrain from any conduct that could obstruct or adversely affect the cause of justice.

“You must adhere strictly to the provisions of the rules of professional conduct and maintain best practices at all times,” he said.

He added that the Legal Profession and Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) would not hesitate to discipline any erring lawyer whose conduct negates the standards of the profession.


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