NBA Lagos to Hold Law Week, June 10 to 16, 2024

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Lagos branch, has fixed 10th to 16th of June 2024, for her annual Law Week.

Omoniyi Onabule, Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Lagos branch disclosed this information through a Statement, noting that the event will be filled with various activities ranging from a bench-bar day, democracy walk, plenary sessions, law clinic, elders night, law week party, raffle draw, amongst other activities.

The Chairman of the Branch, Bisi Makanjuola, in a message to members said: “The Law Week scheduled to hold from 10th to 16th June 2024, promises to be innovative, enlightening, informative and transformative. The Committee in charge of the event will organize a Law week which is positively different from what we have been experiencing. It will be very relevant to every lawyer who is a member of the branch regardless of the sector one may find himself or herself.
For the first time, there will also be a post Law week implementation Committee to ensure that the Communique from the Law Week does not become another mere historical document, but ensure it receives the necessary attention and implementation required. This will be a paid event and members are advised to watch out for details as to registration from the Branch in the coming weeks.”

Also speaking about the event, the Chairperson of the Law Week Committee, Mrs Folashade Alli (SAN) in her address to members noted: “The theme for this year’s conference is “Intimations of a New World: The Business of Law in Nigeria and the Cross Border Alliance.” And the rationale for choosing this theme is that legal services are changing globally; the practice of law is also changing everywhere, from Accra, Doula, London to New York. As a matter of fact, some Nigerian law firms now have offices outside of Nigeria. Foreign law firms are also entering Nigeria, mostly through merger and affiliation with local firms. These developments are projected to continue and even expand in scope as more Nigerian lawyers and law firms explore business growth.”

She added: “Are Nigerian lawyers ready to benefit from this global change, or will we continue to overlook and underestimate the pressure that globalization of legal services is exerting legal services in Nigeria? Is Nigeria going to continue to maintain a protectionist approach, or are we going to be proactive by initiating master alliances for cross – race services? Lastly, what role is the Premier Bar playing, given its pre-eminence as the premier bar and most of the leading law firms that are active in cross-time practice that are located in lagos?” These are pertinent questions to be answered at the event.

The NBA Lagos Law Week 2024 promises to be an extraordinary event as the organizing committee under the leadership of Mrs. Folashade Alli (SAN) is putting together the best line up of events which is different from anything members have ever experienced.