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3 Jul 2018
Justice Research Institute (JRI), has called on lawyers to promote rule of law, access to justice and social justice through the use of pro-bono services for indigent Nigerians. JRI executive director, Ikem Isiekwena made the call in a keynote speech and presentation on “Closing the Justice Gap” at the start-up meeting on the fight against…
27 Mar 2018
I will first like to make reference to Mr. Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams, the first indigenous Nigerian lawyer, called to the English Bar on November 17, 1879. He defined the appropriate role of lawyers in these golden words: “The legal practitioner lives for the direction of his people and the advancement of the cause of…
15 Mar 2018
To equip young lawyers with vital information and resources that can acquaint them with entrepreneurial skills, a Lagos- based firm, GreySage Consulting, is set to commence embark on training of young lawyers. The project termed, ‘Do-It-Yourself approach to career development’, the firm said, is aimed at creating a prosperous and fulfilling work life.    The…
13 Feb 2018
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and professor of law, University of Lagos, Wole Smith has urged lawyers and procurement officers in the country to develop laws that would govern contracts in their areas of specialization.    According to him, it is safer for the procurement officers to have their own laws.    His words: “The…
13 Feb 2018
Prominent lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Paul Usoro, has enjoined lawyers across the country to build competencies in financial management in order to aid their professional performance. According to him, it is important for lawyers to go beyond their primary profession and acquire relevant skills in finance to improve their practice. “A law firm…
12 Dec 2017
The judiciary has been in the news again for the bad reasons. There are manifest evidences of misconduct against some judicial officers resulting in serious disciplinary measures...
6 Dec 2017
Lawyers have expressed concern over the recent nomination of 27 judges for appointment into the appellate court, saying the move smacked of sectionalism and quota rather than merit. The list of nominees, made up of mainly judges of northern extraction, sparked debate on social media, with observers questioning the modalities for filling vacancies at the…
25 Jul 2016
Some Abuja-based legal practitioners has said that it is unethical for serving judges to comment on national issues.
18 Jun 2016
Some lawyers in Lagos on Saturday urged government to be more sensitive to the plight of workers, by adopting best techniques in promoting the welfare of its workforce.
13 Jun 2016
This was made known at the formal opening of Expression of Interest/Nomination Forms conducted Saturday in the presence of aspirants, their representatives and observers.
31 May 2016
In the administration of justice, the role of the advocate is to help the court to take a right decision in a dispute. While performing this job, an advocate is duty bound to show due respect to the...
17 May 2016
The bid by J.K. Gadzama (SAN) to lead the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as its president received a major boost last weekend as the South West Lawyers Forum (SWF) ...


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