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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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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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THE NEW WIGS’ 10 COMMANDMENTS PART 2

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). 

10 commandments 2

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

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THE NEW WIGS’ 10 COMMANDMENTS PART 1

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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

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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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THE NEW WIG AND HIS B.L CERTIFICATE

A cross section of new wigs

A cross section of new wigs

Dear New Wig,

Welcome to the Nigerian Bar. You have the license to practice law, the prized crown for your 6 or more years (for ASUU strike victims) struggles. You learnt and read because the legal profession ought to be a learned one. You have learnt little and will learn more. Don’t be surprised that you were not told the simplest things.

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YOUNG LAWYERS CHARGED TO TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

L -R Mrs Funmi Falana, Hon. Justice Safari, Mr. Issa Adedokun (YLF Chairman, NBA Ikeja Branch) Hon. Justice I. N. Buba

L -R Mrs Funmi Falana, Hon. Justice Safari, Mr. Issa Adedokun (YLF Chairman, NBA Ikeja Branch) Hon. Justice I. N. Buba and Mrs. Gloria Nweze (ex-2nd Vice-Chairman NBA, Ikeja Branch)

The Young Lawyers’ Forum (YLF) of the NBA Ikeja Branch, held its annual seminar on Thursday 13th November, 2014 at the Ikeja Bar Centre. This year’s event which was based on the theme “Surmounting Professional Challenges for Young Lawyers in Legal Practice: the Way Forward” witnessed a huge turnout of young lawyers and many legal heavy weights.
The roll call of guests were the Hon. Justice Safari who represented the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court Lagos, The DG of the Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, Mr. Nourison Quakers SAN, Mrs. Funmi Falana and a hosts of others.Continue reading

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THE NAIJA LAWYERS’ HUSTLE

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photocredit: www.sgglit.com

My steps were confident as I stepped out of the gate for the day’s lawyer’s hustle. Dressed in black suit over my lawyer’s collarless white shirt and in my two hands were my work bag containing my case file, books and stationeries and in the other bag my wig and gown. It had rained all night so I had to navigate through muddy stagnant puddles that dotted the road that led out to the junction where I entered a Keke Marwa to Orile Bus Stop, a famous Lagos suburb from where I could get a bus to Lagos Island.Continue reading

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