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