LEDAP CRASHES NBA-CLE FEE FOR YOUNG LAWYERS

Leading Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) accredited service provider, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is offering young lawyers a highly subsidized fee to enable them benefit from its two-day “Law Practice Management” course holding this Friday and Saturday at Lekki, Lagos.

LEDAP is accredited by the NBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) to offer courses on mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) for lawyers.

According to LEDAP, the “Law Practice Management” programme will hold on September 6 and 7, 2019 at ICLE/MCLE Training Centre, 11b Christ Avenue, off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. With a stellar cast of faculty led by the cerebral former NBA Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Alex Muoka, the course will provide unique insights to participants on how to build a successful legal practice. Other faculty members are Messrs Gabriel Ibiwoye and Chidi Kechi Oduji, both senior lawyers. The facilitators will also guide participants on the nuances in sourcing and retaining clients especially in a challenged economy.

While the official course fee is N35, 000 LEDAP is offering young lawyers between one year and seven years post-call a massive 40 per cent discount to enable them benefit from the programme as well as build their capacity in client sourcing and law office management. Young lawyers are therefore expected to pay only N21,000 (Twenty-one thousand naira) to attend the two-day programme.

Aside from full NBA-CLE credits which will be awarded to all participants in meeting their mandatory NBA CLE requirements, certificates will also be issued to all participants. To cap the list of benefits, tea and lunch breaks will also be provided by the organisers.

To participate, please call Chika Okereke on 09060007472 or email info@nba-mcle-ledapnigeria.org.

Founded in 1997 and led by foremost pro bono activist, Mr. Chino Obiagwu SAN, LEDAP is a non-governmental organization engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has observer status with the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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‘REUBEN JAMES WAS A DOGGED FIGHTER,’ SAYS OBI OKAFOR

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential candidate, Chief Arthur Obi Okafor SAN has described erstwhile NBA Third Vice President, Late Reuben James as “a dogged fighter for the downtrodden.” Continue Reading

FOI: ‘EITHER NBA GIVES ME INFORMATION OR…’ – OJUKWU

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential candidate, Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN has faulted the bar leadership for its reaction to his suit aimed to compel the NBA to accede to his Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request. Continue Reading

KILLINGS: NBA BLASTS FG, SECURITY AGENCIES

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has criticized the Federal Government and security agencies for the killings that have bedeviled the legal profession and the judiciary. The NBA was responding to recent killing of a magistrate and two lawyers. Continue Reading

NBA NEC MEETING HOLDS DECEMBER 6

The first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting under the leadership of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN will hold at NBA House, Abuja on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Continue Reading

NBA DEBT OVERHANG: PROBE MAHMOUD, MURRAY DARES CRITICS

Mr. Muritala Oladimeji Abdul-Rasheed, Chief of Staff to former Nigerian Bar Association President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud SAN, has asked critics to probe the outgone administration, saying the regime has nothing to hide. Continue Reading

Pa Tunji Gomez Goes Home Today

Legendary Pa Fortunatus Olatunji Gomez will be laid to rest today at the Ikoyi Cemetery Annex after a funeral service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina. The service will hold at 11 am.

Reception of guests is scheduled for 3 pm at City Hall, Lagos.

A Service of Songs was held last Wednesday for the deceased at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina while a Wake Keep was held yesterday at Kings College, his beloved alma mater.

Pa Gomez, as he is fondly called, died on July 17, 2018 after a brief illness. A veteran and consummate Bar-man, Pa Gomez was a regular feature at Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch meetings even in the twilight of his life.

Announcing his demise, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom said in a statement:“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez. Pa Gomez was until his death yesterday night, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria and a deeply loved member of the Premier Bar. “The Branch had, in recognition of his excellent service and uncommon devotion to the Branch, celebrated his 90th birthday in style a few months ago.

“Our deepest condolences go to his immediate family. We will greatly miss Pa Gomez and pray that his soul will rest in perfect peace.”

Popularly known by his sobriquet, “It’s a matter of conscience,” Pa Gomez was Nigeria’s oldest practising lawyer prior to his demise. He was considered as the Conscience of the Bar, always pointing the association towards a path of moral rectitude. He was also passionate about the plight especially of young lawyers.

He was born in 1928 and enrolled into King’s College, Lagos in 1944. His activism manifested early in his eventful life, as he is reputed to have led the 1948 strike at the College which significantly turned around the fortunes of the students.

Pa Gomez was part of the legal team that defended late Chief Obafemi Awolowo during his celebrated treason trial in 1962. He is also reputed as the first lawyer to sue the Military Government in Nigeria in the celebrated case of Madam Shapara vs. Lagos State Government.

An avid yoga practitioner, Pa Gomez is a longstanding advocate for the welfare especially of young lawyers. He is the author of two books, including “Guide to Happy Marriage.” He was married with children.

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LAWYERS’ BANK: Committee Submits Report

The Adhoc Committee on the Acquisition of Lawyers Microfinance Bank chaired by Mr. Femi Olubanwo, a Founding Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, yesterday submitted its report to NBA President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud SAN.

Present at the occasion were the three presidential candidates in the forthcoming NBA National Officers Elections now slated to hold on August 19 and 20, 2018. The event took place on the sidelines of the press conference on the elections. Continue Reading

INSURGENCY: NBA to Launch Support Fund for Lawyers

The Nigerian Bar Association is set to launch a fund to support members affected by violence in the North East.

Below is an NBA statement on the matter:

INVITATION TO THE LAUNCH OF NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SUPPORT FUND FOR LAWYERS AFFECTED BY INSURGENCY IN THE NORTH EAST NIGERIA

The NBA will be launching a Support Fund for our colleagues who were affected by insurgency in the North East.

The Launch is slated to hold by 10:00am on Friday 10th August 2018 at the Auditorium of NBA National Secretariat, Plot 1101, Cadastral Zone AOO, Central Business District Abuja. H.E. Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR the Executive Governor of Sokoto State will Chair the occasion. Other notable dignitaries will also be in attendance.

Kindly confirm your participation via email to : folake.peters@nigerianbar.org.ng

We urge you to support this worthy cause.

For enquiries, please contact Folake on 08035568537.

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NBA Storms Port Harcourt for Parley

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is set to hold a “Town Hall Meeting” in Port Harcourt to forge a roadmap for peace and development in the Niger Delta zone.

Below is a statement on the meeting:

INVITATION TO THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ONE-DAY TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE NIGER-DELTA

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Nigerian Bar Association invites you to a 1-day Town Hall Meeting with Stakeholders in the Niger-Delta, with the theme: ‘Improving on Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in the Niger-Delta Region- the Imperatives’.
It shall be a convergence of key stakeholders in the Niger-Delta region including representatives of the local, state and federal governments; ministries, departments and agencies; security and law enforcement agencies; corporate, non-governmental and civil society organisations. The Town Hall shall deliberate on the issues affecting the region and proffer solutions which would be of immense benefit to the Niger-Delta.

The Town Hall Meeting is scheduled to hold on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, No 1 Bank Road, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

For further enquiries, please contact Okechukwu Uzoechi on 08064919615 and uzoechi.okechukwu@nigerianbar.org.ng

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