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WHEN LAW MEETS ART

 Today An Artist and Corporate Law Practitioner takes us on a journey through the world of her first love Art and her profession Law. Journey through her world and start your week with Arts Appreciation! Please drop a word of encouragement for Sandra as she takes the floor.

When Law Meets Art Credits Sandra Udosen

When Law Meets Art Credits Sandra Udosen

I have loved drawing for as long as I can remember. I grew up being a scribbler. I drew on the walls of our house (got spanked several times), I drew behind all my note books and those of my siblings. In fact I constituted an art nuisance in the house.Continue reading

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THE LIFE OF A STATE COUNSEL

 

Ifeanyi Agwuncha Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Ifeanyi Agwuncha, State Counsel Ministry of Justice Anambra State   Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Legal opinion has been written and after a while, sometimes long, the AG gives its nod for prosecution to go on. The file would be assigned a state counsel for prosecution. This is where the journey, most times tortuous, begins.Continue reading

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“THE UNCARING NBA: THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) 56TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE (AGC) 2016, PORT HARCOURT.”

Today, Nelo takes the floor to give us her Conference report from the concluded NBA AGC 2016 held in Port Harcourt. So its Nelo on the Beat!

 

At the NBA AGC 2016 Photo credits facebook.com/nelo.o.akorah

At the NBA AGC 2016 Photo credits facebook.com/nelo.o.akorah

By Thursday, 18th of August 2016, I had already arrived Port Harcourt for the 56th AGC of the NBA scheduled for 19th to 26th of August 2016. The next day being Friday, I went along with a friend to the Judiciary Complex, for the collection of conference materials, but we were asked to return on Saturday (20th August, 2016) afternoon.Continue reading

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THE DIARY OF A CORPER LAWYER

 

Corper Lawyer Ebere Nwaigbo Chimebere

The Corper Lawyer Ebere Nwaigbo Chimebere

My boss had dropped a criminal case file on my desk and instructed me to proceed to the High Court and pick a short date just like that.

The matter had been slated for mention but the senior lawyer who was in charge of the matter had left the office and probably with the file.Continue reading

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“CONCENTRATE ON LEARNING THE LAW DON’T MIND THE PAY!” WHAT RUBBISH!

Today, I give the floor to my friend and writing buddy! Here he comes shooting from the hips! Enjoy and do drop a comment and subscribe to get notifications of new post via email. 

Emmanuel Okonkwo

            Emmanuel Okonkwo

So at the beginning of our careers as lawyers, we all heard the same shit! Sorry, a lawyer must watch his language. Anyways, in your days at the university after the miracle of passing Jamb in such a crazy and corrupt education structure as Nigeria, you began to live the life on the assumption that you have arrived. Towards your final years you realise you have to sit up because Law School is at stake. Anyways, God was with you and you scaled through.Continue reading

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THE YOUNG KENYAN LAWYER

One of my readers from Nairobi Kenya, sent in this lovely piece on her experience as an aspiring lawyer. So it’s Vicky live from Nairobi!

Victoria Wahu; The Young Kenyan Lawyer

Victoria Wahu; The Young Kenyan Lawyer

As I was growing up I always knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. My only knowledge about what lawyers did was that they defended people; sort of a human rights advocacy. I was privilege enough not to have diverted my mind from the career path I wanted to pursue and stuck on studying law.Continue reading

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THROUGH THE EYES OF A FEMALE LAWYER PART 1

My very good friend and mentee takes the floor to share her experience as a young female lawyer. So it’s Nelo on the beat! Enjoy!Nelo Akorah

As I strolled out of the Police Headquarters, feeling very tired and done for the day, I realized that things were not the same anymore in my life, everything has changed. From the first day I put on my wig and gown and stood before a Judge of Federal Republic of Nigeria, my life changed.Continue reading

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THE NEW WIGS’ 10 COMMANDMENTS PART 1

Lawyers Commandments

Dearest New Wig,

The world out there is tough, the road is rough. I’m not trying to scare you but believe me, the smiles and backslappings end at your call to bar ceremony. Not everybody who celebrates with you at your call ceremony celebrates for you. Many celebrate their own gain in your success. You must have heard everyone who congratulates you say “now I have a lawyer I can call on so I will be looking for trouble” that it has become a cliché you are used to and an innocent joke that makes you feel you have arrived.Continue reading

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QUEST OF A YOUNG LAWYER: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NBA IKEJA YLF PRESIDENT

Issa Adedokun, NBA Ikeja, YLF President

Issa Adedokun, NBA Ikeja, YLF President

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We got Mr. Issa Adedokun, the visionary president of the NBA Ikeja, YLF to speak to us on this year’s annual seminar of the body. Here were his responses to our questions. 

The 4th Edition of the NBA Ikeja Branch YLF annual seminar is coming up again this year, what should we expect?

As we all know, law is a noble profession and the society places a great demand on every individual practitioner out there to be among other things, driven with dynamism at work and be above board in carrying out his/her duties with great distinction. The YLF constantly organises several projects/programmes aimed at  capacity building for young lawyers. One of such  is an annual seminar targeted towards an average of about one thousand lawyers, In house Solicitors, Directors/Managers and Consultants from different jurisdictions.Continue reading

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