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QUEST OF A YOUNG LAWYER: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NBA IKEJA YLF PRESIDENT

Issa Adedokun, NBA Ikeja, YLF President

Issa Adedokun, NBA Ikeja, YLF President

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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

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HOW TO MAKE EXTRA INCOME AS A NEW WIG PART 2

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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.

Edit books/Manuscripts

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!

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THE QUEST OF A YOUNG LAWYER; NBA IKEJA, YOUNG LAWYERS FORUM’S ANNUAL SEMINAR HOLDS

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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.

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HOW TO MAKE EXTRA INCOME AS A NEW WIG

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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.

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 4

Today we bring you part 4 of our CV Writing Course for Lawyers. Ensure you read the previous episodes of the course before reading this episode. We congratulate all those who were admitted into the Nigerian Bar on 20th October, 2015. We want to say welcome to the Bar with the post “The New Wig and his B.L Certificate”.

Enjoy the rest of the post.

 

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Areas of Interest

“Areas of Interest” is one knotty element I see in many CVs. I deliberately avoided including that in the earlier parts of this course because, I don’t recommend including that in CVs.

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 3

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You thought our CV Class ended with just CV Writing Course for Lawyers Part 1 and 2? Nah! We only covered about 90% of what is required for the perfect CV. You think that’s enough? Well the remaining 10% matters a lot and could make the difference in whether your CV makes the cut or not.

At this point, if you have not read our earlier posts on this, reading this might be putting the cart before the horse. Furthermore, if you don’t have a CV drawn up already incorporating all that has been written, then please do.
Did you just say shoot? Ok here we go!

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 2

So, we bring you the second segment of our CV writing course. Sit back and enjoy!

 

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Photo credits: blog.soton.ac.uk

RESEARCH PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS
Very important. Do you have any publications in the newspapers, journals, online on any field or subject in any field of law, politics or the economy?
Blast your CV real good with that. Don’t scratch your head ‘cos you have one. Your LLB project or long essay will do. If you have other publications then wink at me and tell yourself “My CV is gonna rock!”

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CV WRITING COURSE FOR LAWYERS PART 1

Phew! Sighs! Sweating from dodging your bullets! Ok folks, my hands are in the air, I apologise. After AGC, I disappeared from the radar. Thanks for all your messages and concern. I am fine and safe. We were working on an upgrade of this site to serve you better. Though we are yet to conclude we still intend to continue posting. So we bring you another great post and promise never to run off without any notice. So please keep your gun powders dry and enjoy this CV writing course treatise that shall run in episodes. Am glad to be back!

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Photo credits icg.port.ac.uk

A good CV is the one that gets you an invitation to a job test or interview! The best CV gets you the job. A CV is like an advert, and like the advert practitioners would say, “a good ad is the one that sells”. A CV that can’t fetch you at least an invitation for a job interview is like they say in local parlance, serious bad market.

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DAY 5 NBA AGC 2015; TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST, 2015

Godswill Akpabio @ the AGC 15

Godswill Akpabio @ the AGC 15

Day 5 was the bomb!

Pre-AGM Session

We began with an interactive session with the national executives of the NBA. This was an avenue to iron out any grievances members may have before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that would be held on Thursday, 27th August 2015.

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