Former Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) Governor, Mr. Soseipriye Long Williams has commended the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association Security Agencies Relations Committee (NBA-SARC), Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN on his role as Keynote Speaker at the just concluded Annual Summit of NBA Port Harcourt Branch Young Lawyers Forum (YLF).

Reviewing Gadzama’s speech at the summit, Williams said it was not only in tune with the times but had nuggets that especially young lawyers can deploy to foster their practice. Aligning with the speech, the former EBF helmsman said: “Chief J-K Gadzama has said it all.”

Speaking earlier on the theme, “The New Age: Governance, Technology and Law,” Gadzama admonished young lawyers to embrace the positive impact of science and technology in legal practice. He stated that although the legal industry is faced with challenges of transitioning from analogue to a digitized legal practice, “the future is bright for the Nigerian legal system due to the embrace of legal technology to solve a wide range of legal problems occasioned by globalization.”

The leading litigator challenged young lawyers, who he referred to as the future of the legal profession, to brace up to modern trends across the world as they venture into their legal careers. He hinted that the industry has vast opportunities both in the legal service market and the legal talent market, and urged young lawyers and law students to embrace science and technology in order not to be left behind.

The panel session was chaired by a renowned jurist, Hon. Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the High Court of Rivers State while the panelists included Mr. George Etomi, a leading commercial lawyer; Hon. Justice E. N. Thompson of the High Court of Rivers State and Chairman, Rivers State Judiciary ICT Committee; Professor O. W. Igwe of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt; Mrs. Inemesit Dike, Founder, Legal X App and CEO Legal Concierge, and Hon. Justice Gbasam Okogbule.

The Chief Judge of Rivers State, Hon. Justice Simon Chibuzor Amadi delivered the opening remarks. He was represented by Hon. Justice E. Teetitho of the High Court of Rivers State.

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