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Nigerian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Forum Visits President, Outlines Vision for Legal Advancement.

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Nigerian Bar Association's Young Lawyers Forum Visits President, Outlines Vision for Legal Advancement

National Executive Officers of the Young Lawyers Forum (YLF) of the Nigerian Bar Association paid a courtesy visit to the esteemed office of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN. The visit, marked by a cordial atmosphere, aimed to apprise the President of the YLF’s recent accomplishments and forthcoming plans.

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Upon the President’s welcoming remarks, the National Executive Officers expressed their gratitude and outlined their activities since their inauguration. Notably, they highlighted securing partnerships, organizing training seminars, and sponsoring delegates to the ongoing SPL conference in Canberra, all achieved without financial backing.

The YLF emphasized its commitment to furthering its mission and announced a series of upcoming events, including the much-anticipated YLF Summit slated for the 17th and 18th of January 2024. The theme, “Youth Leadership Summit: Breaking the Old Order of Governance and Advocacy,” underlines the YLF’s dedication to fostering progressive leadership and innovation within the legal profession.

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Furthermore, the YLF discussed its initiatives to encourage professional excellence, including plans for a gala or award night for outstanding young lawyers, introducing new categories such as “Best Advocates” and “Best Presidents.” Additionally, the YLF emphasized its focus on grooming a professional demeanour among its members, with particular attention to appropriate attire and conduct.

Looking ahead, the YLF disclosed plans for a National Mock Trial Competition in the forthcoming month and a comprehensive training session on blockchain compliance scheduled for December. Additionally, discussions were underway for an MOU with an NGO to provide pro bono services for indigent individuals, aligning with the President’s campaign goals and furthering the YLF’s commitment to social responsibility.

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In response to the YLF’s proposal, the President commended their dedication and supported their endeavours. He emphasized the importance of cautious negotiation, particularly about the subsidy agreements with academic institutions, urging the YLF to prioritize transparency and integrity.

The President also expressed interest in the upcoming blockchain compliance training, showcasing his enthusiasm for the subject matter and his willingness to participate. He reassured the YLF of his continuous availability for support, emphasizing his commitment to their success.

The visit concluded with a commitment to ongoing collaboration and communication, ensuring that the YLF’s initiatives align with the broader goals of the Nigerian Bar Association and contribute significantly to the development and advancement of the legal profession in Nigeria.

The following individuals constituted the national officers of the Young Lawyers Forum during their courtesy visit to the President of the NBA:

  1. Abdulrauf Tijjani Aboki – Chairman YLF
  2. Kachollom Gyang Peter – Assistant Secretary
  3. Mina Hope Obertan – Publicity Secretary
  4. Muhammad Mujahid Muhammad
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