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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 3

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You thought our CV Class ended with just CV Writing Course for Lawyers Part 1 and 2? Nah! We only covered about 90% of what is required for the perfect CV. You think that’s enough? Well the remaining 10% matters a lot and could make the difference in whether your CV makes the cut or not.

At this point, if you have not read our earlier posts on this, reading this might be putting the cart before the horse. Furthermore, if you don’t have a CV drawn up already incorporating all that has been written, then please do.
Did you just say shoot? Ok here we go!

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 2

So, we bring you the second segment of our CV writing course. Sit back and enjoy!

 

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RESEARCH PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS
Very important. Do you have any publications in the newspapers, journals, online on any field or subject in any field of law, politics or the economy?
Blast your CV real good with that. Don’t scratch your head ‘cos you have one. Your LLB project or long essay will do. If you have other publications then wink at me and tell yourself “My CV is gonna rock!”

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 1

Phew! Sighs! Sweating from dodging your bullets! Ok folks, my hands are in the air, I apologise. After AGC, I disappeared from the radar. Thanks for all your messages and concern. I am fine and safe. We were working on an upgrade of this site to serve you better. Though we are yet to conclude we still intend to continue posting. So we bring you another great post and promise never to run off without any notice. So please keep your gun powders dry and enjoy this CV writing course treatise that shall run in episodes. Am glad to be back!

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A good CV is the one that gets you an invitation to a job test or interview! The best CV gets you the job. A CV is like an advert, and like the advert practitioners would say, “a good ad is the one that sells”. A CV that can’t fetch you at least an invitation for a job interview is like they say in local parlance, serious bad market.

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DAY 4 AGC IN NUMBERS

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#1Tight Security
There was presence of security officials but not as much as that of Day 4. Though the Vice President was around, security was relaxed around the venue. Thorough searches were conducted for dangerous weapons and people without tags turned away except they have any evidence to identify themselves as delegates such as tellers or receipts of payments. Handwritten name tags were also used.

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THE 2015 NBA ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE (AGC) COMMENCES!

Yea! You heard right!

“The annual ritual of legal gentlemen and judicial brethren conglomerating for academic, legal and socio-cum political tete- a-tete on the legal, political and social quagmires obfuscating legal practice, asphyxiating legal practitioners and militating against societal equilibrium viz a vis the temporal and permanent change romancing the political system which is audible to the deaf and visible to the blind like the Biblical Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, has descended on …”

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LAW STUDENTS CORNER; THINK INTERNSHIP

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The long holidays are here again! It’s another long period off academics and school work. What are you gonna do with it? Hustle for extra cash to buy new clothes and phones to wow your mates in school after resumption? Hmmm! Well those from the not so wealthy home also hustle for extra cash to keep body and soul together and buy their books. So it’s understandable!

However, you can do something else. Internship! Yea you heard right! There is a whole world of difference between what you are taught in school and what obtains in real life in legal practice. The only way you can see the practical application of what you are taught is by interning in a law office or law chambers!Continue reading

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NAIJA POLICE; A LAWYER’S FRIEND OR FIEND!

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“There should be no relationship between a Science Student and an Arts Student, the only thing that holds you together is just two subjects, English Language and Mathematics. You should not associate with them or have anything to do with them. Don’t ever go to their class …”

The above statement is credited to my Chemistry Teacher in secondary School. My Chemistry Teacher, let us call him Uncle P (we called our teachers uncles and aunties), was a young man pushed into the very difficult task of teaching by the country’s number one killer of dreams; unemployment (teaching is not an easy task for those who it’s not their passion).

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EVERYBODY HATES LAWYERS

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I had carefully crossed the four lane Oshodi/Apapa Expressway after I alighted from a Mile 2 bound Danfo bus. I was fagged out from the days job but not too tired to notice a large crowd of  people watching a fight between a Danfo Driver and an Agbero. I quickly took a good place amongst the spectators. In today’s world where people paid as high as a $100, 000. 00 to watch a Mayweather v. Pacquiao bout, who would reject a more exciting offer to watch a street fight for free.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND AFRICA

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In July 2011, I was set to defend my project for the award of an LLB in law at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I had written my long essay on the topic “Promoting international Criminal Justice and the Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)”.

I had barely taken my seat when the first member of the defence panel fired what has become the African question “Why is the ICC obsessed with Africa and African leaders?” Before I could answer the question, the only female member of the panel asked “Why is it that only African leaders (referring to Charles Taylor and Laurent Gbagbo) are hurled before international tribunals for war crimes trials?”

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PLAGIARISM; AN ETHICAL WRONG OR CIVIL WRONG/CRIME?

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On Thursday 4th June 2015, I had stumbled on a long thread of heated debates and arguments on a Facebook group. The whole hullabaloo was caused by an accusation that Buhari’s historic quote in his inauguration speech “I belong to everybody, but I belong to Nobody” was plagiarised from the lines of a particular lyrics titled “perfectly lonely” by John Mayer. Buhari’s words were said to have been plagiarised from the words and he could be sued for plagiarism. For ease of comprehension, the said words are reproduced below.

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