Afam Osigwe, SAN insists on better pay for lawyers at the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch meeting

The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Remuneration Committee, Afam Osigwe, SAN, attended the monthly branch meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onitsha Branch, where he delivered an enlightening speech on the enforcement of the Remuneration Order 2023.

In his address, Afam Osigwe, SAN, emphasized the crucial role that the Remuneration Order plays in ensuring fair and standardized compensation for legal services across Nigeria. He detailed the order’s provisions, which outline minimum fees for various legal services, aiming to prevent undercutting and promote a sustainable practice environment for lawyers.

He highlighted the significance of enforcing the Remuneration Order, stressing that compliance is essential to uphold the integrity and professionalism of the legal profession. He pointed out that proper enforcement protects lawyers from exploitative practices, ensures clients receive quality services and maintains the overall health of the legal market.

During his speech, Afam Osigwe, SAN, shared practical steps for ensuring adherence to the Remuneration Order. These included urging the Onitsha Branch members to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the order and educate their peers and clients about its importance.

The session was highly engaging, with members of the NBA, Onitsha Branch, actively participating in discussions about the practicalities of enforcing the Remuneration Order. They shared experiences, raised concerns, and sought advice on specific issues related to fee structures and client negotiations.

Afam Osigwe, SAN, addressed these queries with insightful responses, offering guidance on how to navigate complex situations and emphasizing the collective responsibility of all legal practitioners to uphold the order.

The meeting concluded with a unanimous agreement on the need to prioritize the enforcement of the Remuneration Order. Afam Osigwe’s speech left a profound impact, motivating the Onitsha Branch members to take proactive steps in ensuring compliance and advocating for fair remuneration practices.

Afam Osigwe, SAN’s visit, and his compelling address significantly contributed to the ongoing efforts to strengthen the legal profession in Nigeria, reinforcing the importance of fair compensation and professional integrity.

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