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BILLS PASSED BY THE SENATE EVERY LAWYER SHOULD KNOW

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Photo credit nigeriacamera.net

Following the passage and signing into law of two major legislations before the end of former President Jonathan’s tenure. Besides the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and the Cybercrime Act 2015 which have been hailed as expected game changers in the criminal justice system, the legal system would again benefit from so many bills out of the 46 bills which were hurriedly passed by the senate on the eve of the tenure of the outgoing National Assembly.

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NBA INTRODUCES UNIFIED MULTIPURPOSE IDENTIFICATION (UMID) CARD

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is set to commence the issuance of a Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) Card to the members of the NBA. This was made known in a statement issued by the NBA General Secretary Mazi Afam Osigwe dated 2nd June 2015.Continue reading

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“YOU MAY PUT ON YOUR WIGS”; 3, 436 CANDIDATES ADMITTED INTO THE NIGERIAN BAR

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The 3, 436 successful candidates at the 2014 bar exams were on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, admitted as Barristers and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria by the Body of Benchers at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

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MOHAMMED TAKES CHARGE, MUKHTAR BOWS OUT

Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar

Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar

Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar took a bow from her job at the zenith of the Nigerian Judiciary on Thursday, 20th November after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 years. The former CJN who mounted the saddle after the announcement of her appointment as the 13th CJN, made history as the first female CJN of Nigeria.

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YOUNG LAWYERS CHARGED TO TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

L -R Mrs Funmi Falana, Hon. Justice Safari, Mr. Issa Adedokun (YLF Chairman, NBA Ikeja Branch) Hon. Justice I. N. Buba

L -R Mrs Funmi Falana, Hon. Justice Safari, Mr. Issa Adedokun (YLF Chairman, NBA Ikeja Branch) Hon. Justice I. N. Buba and Mrs. Gloria Nweze (ex-2nd Vice-Chairman NBA, Ikeja Branch)

The Young Lawyers’ Forum (YLF) of the NBA Ikeja Branch, held its annual seminar on Thursday 13th November, 2014 at the Ikeja Bar Centre. This year’s event which was based on the theme “Surmounting Professional Challenges for Young Lawyers in Legal Practice: the Way Forward” witnessed a huge turnout of young lawyers and many legal heavy weights.
The roll call of guests were the Hon. Justice Safari who represented the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court Lagos, The DG of the Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, Mr. Nourison Quakers SAN, Mrs. Funmi Falana and a hosts of others.Continue reading

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APPLY FOR THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL LAW FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

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Applications for the 2015 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2014
Application process

Qualifications
To qualify for the Fellowship Programme, candidates should be between 24 and 45 years of age at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme. They must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law. The selected participants are required to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the entire course period.

The 2015 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in English. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Application
Complete the application form in English, typewritten. Answers should be clear and as detailed as possible. If you need extra space, you may attach additional pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Continue reading

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PING! NBA YOUNG LAWYERS’ FORUM 3RD ANNUAL SEMINAR HOLDS

The YLF Seminar Flyer

The YLF Seminar Flyer

The NBA Ikeja Branch Young Lawyers’ Forum (YLF) will hold its annual seminar on Thursday 13th November, 2014 at the Bar Centre , Ikeja at 9: 00 am. The 3rd since it’s debut this year’s YLF seminar’s theme is “Surmounting Professional Challenges for Young Lawyers in Legal Practice: the Way Forward”, and is open to young lawyers of 1-7 years at the bar.

Lined up for the event are many lecture sessions by reputable legal practitioners drawn from the academia, Bench and the inner Bar ( see flyer above for more information).

Admission is free and there would be free medical tests for all participants as well as a cocktail after the event. So where would you rather be on 13th November, 2014?

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