NBA Lagos Branch Begins 2021 Annual Law Week on July 23rd

All is set for the 2021 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch law week which will be hold in grand style, from the 23rd to 29th of July, 2021 at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Themed: ‘Disruption, Innovation and the Bar’, the event will feature prominent personalities in the legal space and other sectors of the economy, who will be speaking on various topics.

This will set the tone for the Conference, as a faculty of distinguished Speakers will give overviews of how technology, innovation and trade liberalisation are disrupting the practice of law across the globe, and what it means for the Nigerian legal practitioner. Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN is also expected to be a guest at this event.

Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, Hon. Attorney-General, Lagos State and Mrs Efe Etomi, will formally open the two-day Conference of the NBA Lagos Branch Law Week 2021 with a welcome note.

There would be eight plenary sessions, with experts from various sectors of the economy.

The First plenary session will focus on the topic: ‘National Security and our Fundamental Rights’. This Panel will discuss the recent encroachments by the Government on fundamental rights, on the grounds of national security. Speakers who will speak on this topic, include Mr Femi Falana, SAN, Partner; Prof. Akin Oyebode and Prof. Chidi Odinkalu. The moderator for this panel is Mr. Charles ‘Deji Adeogun-Phillips – Former UN Genocide and War Crimes Prosecutor.

The Second plenary session will focus on ‘Built to Last: Creating World Class Law Firms in Nigeria’. Discussants will share their experiences of building law practices designed to stand the test of time. They will touch on their challenges, the future of law practice, and succession planning. The third plenary session is on the topic:
‘Bringing Justice Delivery in Nigeria into the 21st Century’. The Panelists will discuss the current state of justice delivery in Nigeria, causes of delays in justice delivery, the extent to which judicial officers should be involved in court administration and the ways in which technology can be deployed to birth a justice delivery system that is fit for purpose. The Moderator will be Hon. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, JSC. Other Panelists include Mr Babajide Ogundipe, Justice A.O. Faji, Justice Lateefat Okunnu, Professor Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN and Gbolahan Adeniran (HAG Ogun State).

The 4th plenary session will focus on the topic, ‘The Changing Landscape of Arbitrator Disclosure Obligations’. The Panelists will discuss recent cases and developments relating to the obligation of Arbitrators to disclose possible conflicts of interest. For the 5th plenary session , the topic is ‘Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary: Key to Judicial Independence or Ruse?’ This panel will focus on the recent clamour for financial autonomy for the Judiciary, and examine whether it will deliver the much-desired judicial independence.

There are three other Plenary sessions with many other distinguished Speakers lined up, including Mrs Mia Essien, SAN, Olawale Fapohunda (HAG Ekiti State), Dr Babatunde Ajibade, SAN.

 

How to pay for 2021 Branch Dues on the new NBA Lagos Portal

The new NBA Lagos Branch Portal provides an easy to use interface that allows you to make payment for your branch dues and insurance from the comfort of your smart devices.

To pay for your 2021 Branch Dues and Insurance, follow this process.

1. Sign up on the new portal on https://portal.nbalagos.org

2. Verify your email address by checking your email. (In case you do not receive the verification email in your inbox, check your spam/junk mail)

3. Go back to your dashboard.

4. Click on payments

5. Click on Pay for your branch dues.

6. Branch dues are automatically computed using your ‘Year of Call” or “Membership Status”

7. You can opt to pay for your insurance or pay later.

8. You will be redirected to a secure payment gateway powered by Paystack.

9. Once payment is made, you will be issued a receipt.

10. A receipt is also automatically sent to your email address.

11. Easy and Simple, you are done.

 

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NBA Continuing Professional Development (CPD Committee) Survey

Dear Seniors and Colleagues,

Compliments of the season.

We hope that you are well and keeping safe.

You will recall that, 3 years ago, the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD Committee) had circulated a questionnaire regarding the training needs of members of the Branch. We found the responses received at the time very useful in determining the topics for our Knowledge Sharing Sessions, Firm Led Trainings, Training Collaborations , Group Mentorship events and other initiatives.

We are now setting the Branch’s training and career development agenda for the year 2021 and would be grateful if you could kindly complete the survey form in the link below.

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CPD Committee

NBA Lagos Branch to Hold First 2021 Monthly Meeting

The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch is set to hold the January 2021 Monthly meeting. Kindly find below the full details

Dear Colleagues,

The Monthly General Meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch will hold on Monday 11th January, 2021 by 1pm via Zoom.

Please find below the details on how to join in on the meeting;

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pceCvpj0jHNVySNK7srwuaCvgkv8QOIFe

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*KSS Speaker* : Dr. Jude Odinkonigbo

*KSS Topic* : Understanding the African Free Trade Agreement and possible effects on Legal Practice in Nigeria.

Thank you.

Moshood Abiola
Secretary, NBA Lagos Branch.