Nigeria has established a new professional association as the regulatory body for lawyers. Reportedly, this association is different from the Bar Association in Nigeria. The new association is known as the Law Society of Nigeria. Kunle Ogunba is leading the organization.
Before this, only the Nigerian Bar Association regulated the legal professionals in all the states of Nigeria. However, the new law society will also be eligible to handle the professionals afterwards.
The Law Society of Nigeria communicated the information through a statement issued by the organization on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
The National Publicity Secretary of the LSN, Douglas Ogbankwa, issued the statement.
In the statement, Ogbankwa stated that the Law Society of Nigeria has emerged as a way to redefine the ideas of the founders of the legal profession.
According to the National Publicity Secretary, LSN Is the “New sheriff in town.”
Ogbankwa belives that the legal profession in Nigeria has a chequered history that ranges from “the sublime to the ridiculous.”
According to Ogbankwa, the legal professionals involved in establishing the Law society created the LSN to keep the legal practice in Nigeria in line with international best practices.
The National Publicity Secretary of the law society has stated, “In redefining the ideas of the founding fathers of the legal profession in Nigeria, law practitioners have established the Law Society of Nigeria, a new professional association of lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar.
Further, Ogbankwa elaborated, “This institution has been established keeping with international best practices. The International practices allow for an alternative to ensure that lawyers of a nation are allowed to thrive within the realm of those whom they have shared values with.”
The pro tem National Executive Committee of the LSN notified the Body of Benchers regarding the association’s existence and its national officers in a letter dated October 24, 2022.
The executive level officers of the LSN were also listed as Ogunba (SAN), President: Mr Nimi Walson-Jack, Vice President; Mr Abdulqadir Alhaji Sani, Secretary; Mr Olasupo Ojo, Welfare Secretary; and Mrs Chioma Ferguson, Treasurer.