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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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THROUGH THE EYES OF A FEMALE LAWYER PART 2

We continue with the concluding part of Nelo’s Through the Eyes of a Female Lawyer. Enjoy and don’t forget to add your comments and subscribe for our newsletters!

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When it comes to a society like ours where being a woman is not of much worth as being a man, or where women are considered subordinate to any man and where they are seen as incomplete or not of much value like the male folks, the demand for her professional service does not roll in easily. It takes her clear hard work, courage, determination, favour from God, consistency and years of experience for her to be recognized or be paid for her services, and be impacted financially.Continue reading

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WHY THE INTRODUCTION OF PRE-BAR EXAMS BY P.L.O. LUMUMBA WAS A DELUSION

This is straight from the heart of one of my Kenyan Readers and followers. An activist and legal philosopher, he shoots from the hips on one of the many challenges of  aspirants to the Kenyan Bar. Enjoy!

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The introduction of pre-bar examinations last year, the oppressive and stubborn law, was a possible harm to aspiring lawyers, parents, and the legal profession in Kenya. The exams, I think, were to be the unnecessary waste of time and money to safeguard the interests of old lawyers unwilling to welcome the new generation of lawyers. Continue reading

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“ARE NIGERIAN LAWYERS CROOKS OR BRILLIANT?” – THE VIEWS OF A SCIENTIST!

Today, we hear the views of a Scientist and Public Commentator on the brilliance or crookedness of Nigerian Lawyers! If you don’t like his views, your reactions are welcomed. Sit back and enjoy. From the horse’s mouth, sorry I meant the mouth of a scientist.

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The legal profession is a highly revered profession. It has refused to fall from the pedestal it has been placed on since time immemorial.

However, talking about the profession in Nigeria gives it a new front: not good for the optics. Using the percentage of the type of people that Nigerian lawyers are able to save from going to jail and the type of people they are not able to keep away from jail make me look at them with disdain.Continue reading

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THE EMBRYO LAWYER

Phew! Sorry guys for the long break from my end. Was a sad moment being prevented from doing what I love most as I had a lot of personal issues to contend with. Am back with a better bang! Today I bring you the thoughts of one of my mentees. Sit back and enjoy!

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Sixty months, five years, ten semesters, fifty-eight examinations, numerous assessments, countless breathtaking presentations, all for one goal, to earn the LLB degree.

I am Michael Ejiofor, a four hundred level student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.

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ENTER FOR THE 2016 FRIEDRICH A. HAYEK FELLOWSHIPS ESSAY CONTEST

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Introduction

The Hayek Essay Contest is open to all individuals 36 years old or younger. Entrants should write a 5,000 word (maximum) essay. Essays are due on May 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 15, 2016. The essays will be judged by an international panel of three members of the Society.

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In what other areas of modern societies is competition underutilized as a discovery procedure? Can competition be beneficially introduced in other industries that are often monopolized by governments? What, if any, are the limits of competition’s ability to produce beneficial spontaneous orders?Continue reading

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LAWYERS WHY BLOG?

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It’s a question I have asked myself. Legal practice and blogging (especially the freestyle blogging ) do they blend? Yea blogging is the in thing now but can they ever mix? I am young and restless. I came into legal practice with a lot of energy and passion! Smoking hot and blazing for the zenith, but was I disappointed or heartbroken? Nah! Surprised or maybe shocked should be the right word. Better still I was maniacally bewildered apologies to Hon. Patrick Obaighagbon.Continue reading

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PING! APPLY FOR THE NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAM 2016

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Are you interested in the capital market and how it operates? Do you have a desire to learn the proper art of corporate governance and investment law? You prayers might have just been answered! Applications have opened for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Graduate Trainee Program (GTP). The NSE GTP is an intensive 11-month program designed to groom young global talents locally and raise a new generation of leaders for the capital market and the Nigerian economy.Continue reading

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THE LEGAL METAMORPHOSIS PART 2

TGIF guys! Today we conclude the Legal Metamorphosis. Hope you find this sizzling for your Friday!

 

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Your morality should be the ethics of the profession and nothing more. Become a professional and don’t let your religious consideration overshadow your professional obligations. I mean, how can you practice criminal law and say you won’t defend certain categories of people because of your faith?

You were trained to be a lawyer and no other obligations are more sacred than those you hold by virtue of your profession. Accept all briefs you can handle competently.

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THE LEGAL METAMORPHOSIS PART 1

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Now you are a lawyer and not a student of law. The earlier you make that distinction the easier the travels through the rough road of early post call practice becomes.

You just found out that legal practice isn’t a ball or the Eldorado you read in John Grisham’s novel? Welcome to the world! Nothing is always as it seems or was painted. The practice of law is a totally different picture from what was painted in law classes.Continue reading

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