The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has announced that it will roll out diverse training programmes for Nigerian lawyers with effect from 2nd March 2021. This is with a view to promoting continuing professional development and building capacity amongst its members.
Capacity source that is very close to the President of the NBA said that “Capacity building, professional development and expansion of practice areas for lawyers are very important to Mr. Akpata. For a profession that is knowledge-based like ours, lawyers must constantly develop themselves with both the technical and soft skills required to remain relevant to both themselves and their clients and that is why the NBA under Mr. Akpata’s leadership has taken a decision to immediately roll out strategic capacity building and enlightenment programmes through various faculties that will be facilitated by Nigerian lawyers who have carved a niche for themselves in such areas as well as lawyers from international law firms that actively practice in those areas”.
The first of such trainings will be on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law and will commence on March 2nd, 2021. The second will be an Energy Law and Policy Academy (a 15-day event spanning Oil, Power and Gas law). There is also a Tax Academy for Nigerian Lawyers which will provide insights on practical aspects of taxation for lawyers and how lawyers, regardless of their jurisdiction can tap into this area of practice.
Registration for the programmes is free for all members of the Association and the registration process and details and process can be found at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EFcdSr1TTT-Lbi3z0PIPkg (for IP, Media and Technology Law) and https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UqDcQZvNQi66fOuxqvrecw (for Tax).