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NBA To Honour Fashola, Others At Law Week

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 12:26 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Adam Adedimeji, Lagos 


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch will honour former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) as part of activities to mark its law week. The branch is also set to throw light on the challenges quacks and other practitioners pose to lawyers and the justice sector by infiltrating the legal profession. 

Alex Muoka, the branch chairman, said Fashola will be honoured at a dinner which holds June 26, 2015 at the MUSON Centre in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession while serving as governor and “for changing the face of governance in Nigeria.”

This year’s event, with a Keynote Address on “The Future of the Legal Profession: Protection from Exploitation,” will hold from June 24-25 at the Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre, while the dinner holds on June 26 at the City Hall, Lagos Island.

According to Muoka, “with over 30 confirmed Speakers/Panelists and Discussants comprising the cream of Nigeria’s legal profession, this year’s Law Week promises to be intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. The repertoire of break-out sessions are as encompassing as the topics, including sessions on Labour Law, Insolvency Law, Capital Market Practice, Tax Law and ADR/Simulation. Some ‘unusual’ practice areas have been added to this rich collection, namely Medical Law and Media/Sport Law.”

The often charged Bar/Bench Forum is billed to be as explosive as ever, with the topic as “The Future of the Legal Profession in the 21st Century.”  Muoka said several Heads of Court and erudite lawyers have confirmed their attendance. He assured participants of full value for their money, as they have the opportunity to attend all the break-out sessions.

Mrs Tolani Edu-Adeola, Chair of the Law Week Committee said there will be a visit to the Ikoyi Prisons, a novel match between the Lagos and Ikeja Branches of the NBA, and a variety night/cocktail to wrap-up the Law Week.