Compliments of a new week. We commence this week with a post announcing the acceptance of entries for an international law and diplomacy essay contest. Enjoy and may your week be a blast.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 32nd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest was inaugurated in 1980, and has been held annually since 1990. This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic.Continue reading
Phew! Thank God its Friday (TGIF). We end this beautiful week with the concluding part of the post the New Wigs 10 Commandments. I hope you enjoy it. Lemme round off for the week (adjusts glasses).
6. Look Well Groomed and Well Fed
The saying about law being in the books ends in school. Your knowledge is very much in your appearance, dressing and comportment. People will first see and observe you before they hear you. That first impression matters. Your Continue reading
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
Happy new year folks! We begin this year with a post on the annual Graham Turnbull Essay Competition. Wish you the best of the year.
The Law Society of England and Wales invites law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers (current, prospective or in between stages) to enter the Law Society’s annual Graham Turnbull essay competition.
#1. It’s Free: Yea you heard right. You ain’t paying a farthing for this training. Not even a dime and you would agree with me that the knowledge to be gained is not quantifiable in small sums. I mean look at the array of speakers and seminar topics.Continue reading
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
Today, we continue with the concluding part of our post “How to Make Extra Income as a New Wig”. You can read part 1 here. Happy reading.
I have lost count of the number of times I had to do that for people and folks get to edit my works too. Essays, blog posts, books academic writings. I am thinking of charging fees because I really spend time to do that especially editing books, manuscripts and even business proposals. I have had cause to even help out with some research and improvements on the work. That takes my time. I mean, if everyone thinks am good editing at their work, then they should pay for it. If you are just like me, it’s “money for hand, back for ground things” from now on. No dulling abeg!
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Young Lawyers’ Forum’s (YLF) annual seminar comes up on Thursday 19th November, 2015 at the NBA Ikeja Bar Centre, by 9 a.m. Anchored on the theme, “Dynamism and Distinction in Legal Profession: Quest of a Young Lawyer”, the seminar will feature a galaxy of legal stars and speakers.
The biggest challenge that many new wigs face in the early years of their career is the issue of lean purses. I mean everyone knows that at that stage most new wigs are broke arse nigaas many of who still depend on family support to help them learn the ropes in their career.
No one trusts you enough to give you any big brief to do on your own considering the fact that you’re a green horn. So you just have to make do with the crumbs called briefs you can get at that stage and the little income you make monthly.