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ENTREPRENEURSHIP GUIDE FOR YOUNG LAWYERS

 This is the transcript of a lecture I delivered to members of  Law Ethics and Practice (LEAP) International on WhatsApp, one of it’s social media channels and I have their permission to have it reproduced and republished here.  

Entrepreneurship for Lawyers. Photocredits shutterstock.com

Entrepreneurship for Lawyers. Photocredits shutterstock.com

The purpose of this entrepreneurship lecture is to teach young lawyers entrepreneurship activities they could engage in with little or no capital while not straying from the law environment. The things I will teach are things you can start up with very minimal or even no cash, your phones, laptops, internet connections and law books and it does not interfere with your regular job.Continue reading

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REMEMBERING GANI; A DAY AT THE GANI FAWEHINMI LIBRARY AND GALLERY

 

Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAM, SAN,

Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAM, SAN)

Chief Gani Fawehinmi (Senior Advocate of the Masses & Senior Advocate of Nigeria) the irrepressible doyen of human rights activism and the biggest contributor to the growth and development of law in Nigeria, exited the mortal world into immortality on 5th September, 2009. In commemoration of his death, we bring you the report of a tour of the Gani Fawehinmi Law Library and Gallery. Our guide was the amiable Chief Librarian of the massive complex, Mr. Uche Ekeocha. 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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ROAD TO LL.B 1: WAYS A LAW UNDERGRAD CAN MAKE GOOD USE OF “OLUDAYS”(HOLIDAYS)

The Holiday selfie! Photocredits www.facebook.com/onuoha.nelson2

The Holiday selfie! Photocredits www.facebook.com/onuoha.nelson2

So much has been said and written about the one year at the Nigerian Law School. However, the five years spent as a law undergraduate in the university are very critical years which go a long way to determine success at the Law School and beyond. This series looks to lend a helping to prospective lawyers at that stage.

Oludays(with apologies to my Learned Senior, Falz), whether regular calendar breaks or “strike breaks” are a very important time as a law undergraduate. Indeed, it’s the time to chill, travel, relax and maybe even relapse! Oludays, however, can be a time to rehearse for the future we cannot wait to get to.Below is a list of good ways a law student could spend his/her break:Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION(NBA); AS AB MAHMOUD’S BRAVE NEW BAR BECKONS

                      

AB Mahmoud SAN NBA President Elect 2016 -2018

AB Mahmoud SAN                           Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Elect 2016 -2018

 

AB Mahmoud SAN has emerged the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) following his victory in the historic national election held on 30th and 31st of July, 2016. It’s a new dawn for the NBA with the successful conduct of its election using electronic voting.

Enter AB Mahmoud SAN

AB as he is popularly called holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in July 1980. He worked for 15 years with the Kano State Ministry of Justice rising from the position of pupil counsel to Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.Continue reading

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THE NBA NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2016; MEET THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

AB 1

jk 1The president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) would be determined in the national elections scheduled to hold on 30th & 31st July, 2016. Other positions would also be fought for but then the office of the president as usual is the main focus of interest.

Two great and eminent gentlemen have thrown their hat into the race and have been traversing the length and breadth of the country to sell their candidacy to lawyers. With beautiful campaign websites, catchy social media ads and teams of zealous volunteers the campaigns I must confess have been a departure from the rancorous campaigns of the past.

Meet the Presidential Candidates

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN (JK) is squaring out with Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN (AB). Continue reading

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