Tuesday, 7th December 2021
<To guardian.ng
Search
Breaking News:

Canadian law society designates Nigerian as certified specialist

By Abigail Ikhaghu
25 November 2021   |   2:50 am
The Law Society of Ontario has designated a Nigerian, Johnson Babalola, as a certified specialist in citizenship, immigration law and refugee protection.

(FILES) Canada.<br />(Photo by tim krochak / AFP)

The Law Society of Ontario has designated a Nigerian, Johnson Babalola, as a certified specialist in citizenship, immigration law and refugee protection.

Babalola who is the Group Managing Partner of Topmarké Attorneys LLP, has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer, with at least 17 years, which has been spent practicing citizenship immigration and refugee law.

The Law Society of Ontario is the regulatory body for the legal profession in Ontario, Canada and also the official body in charge of recognising licensed lawyers who have established and satisfied the requirement of being a leader in a designated area of law.
   
In a statement, the group said: “We are proud to congratulate Johnson on this milestone recognition, which will go a long way in encouraging many on the possibility of excelling as a professional in Canada.”
  
Babalola holds a degree in law, certificates in Mining law, Immigration law, Workplace Investigations and Negotiation Fundamentals and Counseling. He is a member of the Ontario (Canada) and Nigerian Bars and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

  
According to the Managing Partner, Topmarké Attorneys, Olukemi Oduwole, the dedication Johnson has shown demonstrates a work ethic that few possess. He said, “The path he has taken has presented many challenges and also many milestones.

Now Johnson steps forward with another outstanding achievement.”

  
“His hard work paid off and his success deserves to be celebrated! Being one of the most talented people I know, it is with joy that I congratulate you on this significant achievement in your profession and career. I know J.B will keep shooting for the stars.
  
“We are proud to celebrate JB’s sincere commitment to pursuing an advanced level of skill with which to best serve the public and colleagues in the legal professions. A trailblazer of the legal profession.”