The Leadership of YLF Yenagoa Branch of NBA Meets with the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State

The Leadership of the Young Lawyers’ Forum (YLF), Yenagoa Branch of the NBA (with its desire to build a more cordial relationship with senior lawyers and the Bench, particularly in their bid to bring everyone on board the “Building Capacity Train”) recently paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Honourable Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye.

The delegation which included the EXCOs and other young lawyers, was led by the Chairman, YLF Yenagoa, Izibetoyin Eze.

Speaking through the Chairman, the young lawyers appreciated the Chief Judge for the audience as well as congratulated the Chief Judge on her elevation to the position of Chief Judge of the State.

Thereafter, the YLF Chairman relayed to the Chief Judge the programmes set out by the new leadership of the YLF, Yenagoa (Building Capacity Project).

Responding to her young visitors in a motherly tone, the Chief Judge applauded the ideas of the leadership of the YLF, Yenagoa, particularly the area of character building and mentorship which are key tools for the success of every young lawyer.

The Chief Judge, Hon. Justice M. A. Ayemieye advised the leadership of the YLF Yenagoa to pass the message to other young lawyers that there is a need for all young lawyers to be resilient in their practice if they must make it in the legal profession. She re-echoed the need to have good character, vision and focus as a young lawyer. Justice Ayemieye added that hard work pays eventually for every lawyer.

Furthermore, she advised the young lawyers to be exposed to new and emerging areas of law, specialize in them, and gather more knowledge through further education, as these are what makes a lawyer to stand out and be sellable.

The meeting ended with the leadership of the YLF, Yenagoa making a presentation to Justice Ayemieye for and on behalf of the entire YLF Yenagoa Branch.

Smith Livinus-Agala.
Publicity Secretary, YLF, Yenagoa

Esther Daniel
Assistant Publicity Secretary, YLF, Yenagoa

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