Following the recent partnership between the Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) with Olaniwun Ajayi LP to develop a centralised digital repository for legal resources, the President of the NBA, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau (OON) has launched the NBA-ICLE Virtual Library. The NBA President announced the launch yesterday in an email to all Nigerian lawyers.

The Virtual Law Library features a comprehensive collection of NBA-ICLE training materials developed from multiple trainings carried out under the leadership of the Chairman of the NBA-ICLE Board, Tobenna Erojikwe. The training materials, including carefully-curated PowerPoint presentations, and multiple resource documents from previous trainings of the NBA-ICLE, are available for free download for all lawyers. The library will be managed by the NBA Technology (IT) Unit, and will further be regularly updated with materials supplied by the NBA-ICLE, to ensure that the content of the library remains up-to-date and relevant.

The launch of the Virtual Library is expected to, amongst numerous other benefits, further democratize access to crucial legal knowledge to members of the NBA for self and professional development. In so doing, the NBA-ICLE would have succeeded in achieving one of its crucial goals: ensuring the members of the Association consistently have access to materials for self-development and expand their knowledge base.

The NBA-ICLE is grateful to the leadership of the NBA and the host of stakeholders, including various partners, sponsors and facilitators whose efforts saw to the development of the NBA-ICLE materials now hosted on the NBA Virtual Law Library.