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2018 Career Game Plan For Lawyers Part 2

We continue with Part 2 our 2018 Career Game Plan series today by looking at legal productivity Apps and tools for Lawyers. If you haven’t read Part 1, please do and find out how to visualize a great career year and the right way to actively plan towards making it a reality.

Virtually everything you can think of has been taken to the clouds, well online, including legal practice. While there are ethical and cybersecurity issues that arise in taking legal practice online, our concern today are those legal apps and tools you can utilize to have a great legal career this year.Continue reading

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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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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.

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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