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THE YOUNG ZAMBIAN LAWYER

Musangu Mwila Fundulu The Young Zambian Lawyer

Unlike most law students I Musangu Mwila Fundulu never ever dreamt of studying law. It seldom crossed my mind as I was young and undecided the decision was made on my behalf.

I turned 18 years old on the first day of class though it was more on the introductory side. I was highly overwhelmed by our course outlines and the amount of information we students were expected to assimilate.Continue reading

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PING! ARBITRATION MENTORSHIP SESSION FOR YOUNG LAWYERS HOLDS

 

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Are you a young lawyer with interest in Arbitration? Do you want to broaden your horizon in the law and practice of Arbitration? Do you need a mentor in the field of Arbitration? You don’t have to look any further. An Arbitration Mentorship Session for Young Lawyers has been scheduled to hold on Friday 21st April 2017 at 1A Remi Olowude Street, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria by 3 p.m. prompt. The event will be the first of its kinds for young lawyers. Continue reading

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP GUIDE FOR YOUNG LAWYERS

 This is the transcript of a lecture I delivered to members of  Law Ethics and Practice (LEAP) International on WhatsApp, one of it’s social media channels and I have their permission to have it reproduced and republished here.  

Entrepreneurship for Lawyers. Photocredits shutterstock.com

Entrepreneurship for Lawyers. Photocredits shutterstock.com

The purpose of this entrepreneurship lecture is to teach young lawyers entrepreneurship activities they could engage in with little or no capital while not straying from the law environment. The things I will teach are things you can start up with very minimal or even no cash, your phones, laptops, internet connections and law books and it does not interfere with your regular job.Continue reading

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THE NBA NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2016; YOUNG LAWYERS HOLD THE ACE

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Photo credits www.thelearnedfriends.com

“Mr. President, my name is (withheld by me) and I am from the Enugu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). I received a copy of the statement of account of the NBA which has been presented for adoption. I was wondering why it was not given to us with our conference materials at the beginning of the conference so we can be properly prepared to deliberate on it before its adoption”Continue reading

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20 MONTHS OF BLOGGING & “LAWYERING”

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Photocredit www.forbesafrica.com

Hmmmm! How time flies! In November 2014, history was made as I began what was Nigeria’s first website hosted blog on law and legal practice. My niche was also novel. The first law blog dedicated to young lawyers and new wigs to ease the challenges of their early post call years and share their experiences.Continue reading

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THE YOUNG KENYAN LAWYER

One of my readers from Nairobi Kenya, sent in this lovely piece on her experience as an aspiring lawyer. So it’s Vicky live from Nairobi!

Victoria Wahu; The Young Kenyan Lawyer

Victoria Wahu; The Young Kenyan Lawyer

As I was growing up I always knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. My only knowledge about what lawyers did was that they defended people; sort of a human rights advocacy. I was privilege enough not to have diverted my mind from the career path I wanted to pursue and stuck on studying law.Continue reading

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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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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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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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