AMANDA ASAGBA: A PROFILE IN BAR SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Justina Ego Amanda Demechi Asagba is a detribalized, courageous, passionate, dependable and Result oriented, Nigerian lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Private Prosecutor, Mediator and Notary Public. She graduated from the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma (formerly Bendel State University) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. She is a woman of many parts who sees law as a tool for social engineering for national development particularly as it relates to access to justice, eradication of injustice, corruption, poverty and inequality. To achieve this, lawyers must be equipped and motivated to fulfill their professional calling.
She worked with leading law firms of Ajumogobia, Okeke, Oyebode & Co, Akinola Aina & Co, and Sanya Ayeni & Co. She is currently the Managing Partner of Amanda D Asagba Chambers, an ever growing law firm. She is a member of NBA Ikeja branch (Excellent Bar) where she has served in many committees including Insurance Committee, Human Rights Committee, Continued Legal Education Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Legislative Advocacy Committee among others. She served in the Human Rights Committee of the NBA national and as a co-opted member of NBA NEC. She holds LLM in International Law and Diplomacy and Masters in Divinity (M.Div). She is trained in Mediation and Arbitration skills and was on the Board of Citizens Mediation Center, and currently a member of the Criminal Law Sector Reform Committee, a Fellow of the ICMC (F.I.C.M.C) and a Comrade with Advanced Certificate in Industrial and Labour Relations (ACILR).
She is the immediate past Country Rep of African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) Nigeria chapter and currently the World President of AWLA, elected in recognition of her achievements. She is a member of NBA Women’s Forum (NBAWF), International Bar Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Alliance for Women (IAW), International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), African Bar Association (AFBA), African Lawyers Association (MD USA), Legal Pool for Justice and Equity Initiative LPJEI (President), Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), Council of Legal Education, Institute of International Affairs, Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, Immigration Lawyers Forum among others. She is a recipient of many awards for her commitment, infectious passion and excellence.