The required reforms in the NBA must logically start from its apex, to wit, the governance structure at the national level. The current governance structure of the Association does not have any defined role for an executive management.
I believe that the NBA, at the national level, is in need of urgent and far-reaching reforms if it must retain its relevance not only in the larger society but even to its members. These reforms will, at the minimum, achieve four significant and immediate goals, to wit,
The date for the election of a fresh set of national officers to take over the running of the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association is almost upon us. By now, the administration of A.B. Mahmoud, SAN should be preparing its end cue.
I wish to advise lawyers that if you have an aged parents or uncles, this is the best time for them to cross to the great beyond!
Strengthening Nigeria’s Democracy, True Federalism And The Freedom Of The Common Man’s Last Hope By Obaloluwa Adeleke
Government, as we have come to know it today amongst other things exists to ensure the realisation of societal values such as protection of rights, preservation of lives, maintaining law and order, and providing basic human and social amenities, to name a few. However, the government itself must be protected so as to safeguard against it (government) destroying the values it was originally set up to protect.
I read with great amusement views expressed in a piece published by a blog by certain individuals who passed themselves off as Leaders of the Unity Bar claiming that I was still a member of the branch. The write up was so hilarious I had to read it a second time to comprehend the frail attempt by these individuals to express self-serving opinions masqueraded as truth.
The NBA Nnewi Branch has asked the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) to clear Mr. Mazi Afam Osigwe to contest the forthcoming NBA election on the ground on the grounds that he is a complying member of the branch.
I am in receipt of your letter dated June 14, 2018 wherein you informed me that my screening for qualification to contest for the national office of President was unsuccessful for the following reasons stated hereunder:
Without intending to downplay or diminish the need for reasonable remuneration and welfare packages for young lawyers, I believe that what young lawyers need the most is mentorship in law practice. Mentorship, by the way, is not synonymous with pupillage. Pupillage, properly defined, is a mandatory pre-qualification process whereas mentorship is generally voluntary and without any defined and agreed pecuniary compensation for the mentor and/or mentee.
Paul Usoro is one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers, with industry-leading expertise in commercial and telecommunications law. In the fourth part of a series of articles, he tackles the issue of welfare for young practitioners in the legal profession, the structural problems fuelling it and set out a range of proposals the Nigerian Bar Association should consider in order to alter the status quo,