Apr 17, 2018

If You Ever Get To See Paul Usoro SAN In Court, Do Not Forget To Say Hi


Paul Usoro SAN was at the Federal High Court Lokoja yesterday, 16 April 2018, in respect of a Suit scheduled for the hearing of highly contentious applications principal of which was one aimed at setting aside injunctive orders earlier made by the Court.


Paul Usoro was not alone as he appeared alongside a hand full of young lawyers and some members of the NBA Lokoja Branch.



As is customary with the Learned Silk, he used the opportunity (a matter in which incidentally another SAN and two PHD holders were on the opposing side) to do what he does best - nurture, mentor and tutor young and upcoming lawyers. In a brief session held at the end of the Court Session, Paul Usoro SAN shed light on the skills and art of in-court advocacy which he demonstrated in the course of the proceedings. Principles of law on the exception to the general rule that a Court cannot set aside its own orders, the question of fair hearing and its critical importance to the adjudicatory process and the  conduct of a party as one of the factors a court will consider in exercising its discretion were some of the areas of law, Mr Usoro SAN shed light on. The law students were not left out as the basics of moving a motion, the frontloading process and pleadings were areas he lectured them on. How good it feels to learn from the master!


At the end of the session, the Learned Silk, in the company of his mentees, proceeded to pay a courtesy visit to the Kogi State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed SAN.

It was indeed an iconic day in the lives of all the young lawyers involved


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