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2018 Career Game Plan for Lawyers Part 1

The ‘new‘ year is already almost two weeks ‘old’. I’m sure by now (hopefully) your career as a lawyer is already in full throttle for 2018. If you’ve taken the time to answer the questions in our Career Audit 2017 Edition, you’ll be in a better frame of mind to map out your career game plans for 2018. If you haven’t, please read it here and do your career a favour by going through the audit first.

So we successfully address all related issues, I’ll be making the Career Game Plan a series of three parts. Let’s begin with something I wrote down while bored in court one day. Remember to raise your right hand ☺Continue reading

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2017 CAREER AUDIT/REVIEW FOR LAWYERS

Career Success Path

It is only through detailed reviews you can know your career’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT). What better time of the year for that than end of the year?

I call it a Career Audit as this is not one of those box-ticking reviews firms give their employees once a year (usually after dishing out the Christmas bonus).Continue reading

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LCA-YAN’S INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT COMPETITION DEBUTS!

Photo Credits LCA-YAN

INTRODUCTION

The inaugural edition of the Lagos Court of Arbitration – Young Arbitrators Network (LCA-YAN) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition will hold on July 28, 2017 at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, 1A Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos Nigeria.Continue reading

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THE YOUNG ZAMBIAN LAWYER

Musangu Mwila Fundulu The Young Zambian Lawyer

Unlike most law students I Musangu Mwila Fundulu never ever dreamt of studying law. It seldom crossed my mind as I was young and undecided the decision was made on my behalf.

I turned 18 years old on the first day of class though it was more on the introductory side. I was highly overwhelmed by our course outlines and the amount of information we students were expected to assimilate.Continue reading

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PING! ATTEND THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) IKEJA , YOUNG LAWYER’ FORUM (YLF) CONTINUOUS LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINAR

Young Lawyers Forum (YLF), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja CLE Seminar

 

Introduction

The Young Lawyers Forum (YLF), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Branch, will hold its Continuous Legal Education (CLE) Meeting and Seminar on Monday 22nd May, 2017 at the Bar Centre, High Court of Lagos State Premises, Ikeja  Lagos at 12 noon.Continue reading

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PING! NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) IKEJA BRANCH, HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR HOLDS

 

 

 

Introduction

Are you a human rights practitioner or want to be acquainted with the changing dynamics of human rights law and practice in Nigeria?

Then you need not look too far to get your wish fulfilled. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Human Rights Committee Ikeja Branch’s annual Human Rights Seminar has been scheduled to hold on Thursday 18th May, 2017 at St. Leo Catholic Church Hall 1, Toyin Street Ikeja at 10.00 am.Continue reading

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PING! ARBITRATION MENTORSHIP SESSION FOR YOUNG LAWYERS HOLDS

 

Introduction

Are you a young lawyer with interest in Arbitration? Do you want to broaden your horizon in the law and practice of Arbitration? Do you need a mentor in the field of Arbitration? You don’t have to look any further. An Arbitration Mentorship Session for Young Lawyers has been scheduled to hold on Friday 21st April 2017 at 1A Remi Olowude Street, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria by 3 p.m. prompt. The event will be the first of its kinds for young lawyers. Continue reading

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART; AN OPEN LETTER TO MEN

 

Put it ALL together, write a position paper on “Women: We are as much flesh and blood as you are” as an open letter to men

AN OPEN LETTER TO “MEN”

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By Anifowoshe Titilope Legal Eagle **

 

WOMEN: we are as much flesh and blood as you are

 “I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.– Andre LordeContinue reading

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SEXISM IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION; THE CHALLENGES OF FEMALE LAWYERS IN THE SOCIAL FIELD

Today one of the most ardent followers of my blog takes the floor to speak on the topic of sexism in the legal profession especially in the field of social work . So it’s Dorcas on the beat! Kindly encourage her with your comments and reactions!

Sexism in the Legal Profession Photo Credits ms-jd.org

Sexism in the Legal Profession Photo Credits ms-jd.org

“Women generally face lack of equal opportunity not even in the aspect of education but for the fact that a woman is not “deemed serious” even when what she has to bring to the table can cause a much desired change and result. There is a definition that comes with the image of the woman and it means weak, incapable and sometimes unworthy’ the woman symbol has been so derogated to sleep side by side with disdain, contempt, disregard, worthless, and derisive statements”. Wari Wuniya WelyeContinue reading

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PING! NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) IKEJA BRANCH, HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR HOLDS

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