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Lagos Attorney-General to headline 2024 NBA Law Week



Mr Lawal Pedro, the Lagos State Attorney-General, will lead the legal luminaries to the 2024 annual Law Week slated for June 21 to June 27.

NEWSVERGE reports that the Law Week is organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch.

The Chairman of the branch, Mr Seyi Olawunmi, said the Annual Law Week was aimed at celebrating the commitment to justice and the rule of law.

Olawunmi spoke at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos.

Listing activities lined up for the week-long event, Olawunmi said the event would start with an opening ceremony on June 21 followed by the inauguration of the NBA Ikeja library.

He noted that this would be preceded by the Young Lawyers Session/Programme, jumat prayers and a welcome cocktail party.

The chairman said there would be a football match between the NBA Ikeja female team and the NBA Lagos team on June 22.

“On June 24 and June 25, there would be a public lecture with the theme: “Public Governance in Troubled Times; Safeguarding the Rule of Law,” he said.

He said there would be a town halleeting with the topic: ” Lawyers and Law Enforcement Agencies.”

He said the annual week would bring together all stakeholders to share insights and broaden the thinking needed for the growth of the sector.

Olawunmi said the Alao Aka -Basorun annual lecture with the theme: “Replicating the Exemplary Leadership of Alao Aka, as the President of the NBA,” would hold on June 27.

He said that the guest speaker for the annual lecture would be Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun.

Olawunmi said the theme of the lecture resonated deeply with the challenges and opportunities that the legal profession face in the rapidly evolving world.

“The legal week will have an exciting lineup of events that will provide valuable insights and foster robust discussions on various aspects of the law.

“Some of the highlights would be keynote addresses and panel discussions which will have esteemed speakers and panelists.

“This will include the impact of technology on the legal profession, human rights advocacy and the role of lawyers in economic development.

“As legal practitioners, our duty is to adapt to these changes, uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and contribute meaningfully to the development of the legal system, “he said.

The chairman noted that as part of the association’s commitment to giving back to the community, its legal aid clinics would also provide free legal services to those in need in ensuring that justice was accessible to all.

The chairman added that the initiative was part of testament to the branch’s dedication to serving the public and upholding the principles of equity and fairness.

According to him, the law week will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking and building professional relationships.

Olawunmi said: “Our social events will facilitate interactions among legal professionals, fostering a sense of camaraderie and

“As we embark on this week of activities, I want to emphasise our unwavering commitment to excellence in legal practice.

“The legal profession is the bedrock of a just society and we must continuously strive to uphold the integrity, independence and professionalism that our calling demands.

“The challenges that lie ahead from the ever-changing legal landscape, to the pressures of maintaining ethical standards in a competitive environment would be discussed,” he said.

The chairman reteirated that through events like the law week, the association would collectively address challenges, share knowledge and inspire one another to achieve greater heights.

He appreciated sponsors, partners and all the volunteers who had worked tirelessly to make the law week a reality.

“As we move forward, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to justice, professional integrity, and service to our community,” Olawunmi said.

Apart from Pedro, other speakers and panelists expected at the event include Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN), Prof. John Oluwole Akintola, National President, Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria and Mr Yemi Ademolekun

Others are Mr Norrison Quakers (SAN), Dr Olaniyi Olopade (SAN), Mr Afolabi Selebo, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, Dr Oluyinka Olumide and Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun (SAN), among others.

Ngozi Njoku

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