The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Abuja Branch recently convened a meeting on February 14th, 2024, hosted by Afam Osigwe, SAN. At this gathering, esteemed colleagues gathered to deliberate on pressing matters within the legal fraternity. The occasion also served as an opportunity for members to pay tribute to Afam Osigwe, whose exemplary leadership has left an indelible mark on the legal landscape.

Afam Osigwe’s illustrious career and leadership acumen have been widely acknowledged and celebrated. His distinguished tenure as the General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association and Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja branch, underscores his unwavering commitment to the legal profession. During his tenure, Mazi Afam Osigwe demonstrated a remarkable ability to foster inclusivity and champion gender equality, earning him admiration and respect from colleagues across the spectrum.

Colleagues present at the FIDA Abuja meeting expressed heartfelt appreciation for Mazi Afam Osigwe’s visionary leadership style, characterized by a spirit of inclusiveness and a steadfast dedication to upholding the interests of all members. They lauded his efforts in spearheading innovative initiatives and safeguarding the welfare of legal practitioners during his tenure as chairman of the Abuja branch. Under his stewardship, the legal community witnessed unprecedented advancements and a renewed commitment to excellence.

In his gracious remarks, Mazi Afam Osigwe expressed gratitude for the opportunity to host the meeting and urged his colleagues to collaborate closely with the remuneration committee, which he chairs, to ensure the effective implementation of the remuneration order 2023. He emphasized the importance of self-regulation within the legal profession, noting that by adhering to prescribed fee structures, lawyers can uphold professional standards and engender trust among clients.

Mazi Afam Osigwe’s unwavering dedication to the legal profession and his tireless advocacy for fairness and equality serve as an inspiration to all. His leadership exemplifies the highest ideals of integrity, inclusivity, and excellence, setting a shining example for future generations of legal practitioners to emulate.

“Advancing Legal Practice and Advocacy: Afam Osigwe’s Contributions to the Nigerian Bar Association Minna Branch Law Week”

Afam Osigwe, SAN, participated in the Law Week organized by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Minna Branch, where he contributed as a panelist during the second day’s session focused on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Nigerian Legal Practice.” During his discourse, Osigwe emphasized the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the legal profession and urged his colleagues to adapt to this new paradigm. Specifically, he highlighted concerns regarding the protection of clients’ data, stressing the importance for lawyers to address issues related to data privacy within the context of AI integration.

Additionally, Osigwe actively engaged in a panel discussion on the first day centered on “Independence of the Judiciary.” During this session, he passionately advocated for the autonomy of the judiciary and underscored the pivotal role played by the NBA in safeguarding judicial independence, thereby ensuring the rule of law.

Moreover, in a hangout organized in his honor by Mr. Mohammed Ndayako, SAN, Osigwe seized the opportunity to foster camaraderie among legal practitioners. During the gathering, he urged his fellow lawyers to collaborate with the NBA Remuneration Committee, of which he serves as chairman, to facilitate the implementation of the Legal Practitioners’ Remuneration Order 2023. Osigwe emphasized that by actively engaging with this committee and assuming a proactive stance akin to that of law enforcement officers, lawyers could effectively advocate for and secure a more favorable remuneration regime.

Overall, Afam Osigwe’s participation in these events exemplifies his commitment to advancing the legal profession in Nigeria, advocating for judicial independence, embracing technological advancements, and championing the welfare of legal practitioners.

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