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,
The Electoral Committee of the NBA has released the official screening result sheet of the NBA National officers elections.
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed a bill which will ensure that companies doing business in the state hire at least 10 per cent of their senior workers and 70 per cent of junior workers from among the indigenes of the state. The bill requires the governor’s assent for it to become law.
The advancement of technology over the years has transitioned almost all aspects of a man’s life to the internet. Individuals are increasingly using various social media platforms, websites, and other internet platforms generating, collecting, processing, storing their personal data at an unprecedented level.
There are several other underlying factors that affect the economic circumstances of lawyers generally and make it difficult sometimes for Firms to honour their financial obligations including paying reasonable remuneration to junior colleagues. One such underlying factor is lack of knowledge or understanding by most lawyers of the need for strategic planning.