Aug 8, 2019

Expanding your legal practice offshore: An #NBAAGC2019 Session


It is now common for lawyers to migrate from their jurisdiction of practice to an entirely different jurisdiction. Those jurisdictions could be USA, UK, Canada, Australia and so on. The legal system in these jurisdiction are slightly, if not totally different from that of Nigeria depending on the type of legal system being practiced whether common law or civil law system. Since Law is territorial, it is required that such foreign trained lawyer undergo examinations and trainings to be able to practice law in that jurisdiction.

The basic requirements vary from country to country. In Canada, for example, a foreign trained lawyer is required to go through various steps before such lawyer would be able to practice law in Canada. The first step would be getting their experience and educational evaluated by the NCA. A national uniform standard is applied to each applicant. Applicants may be required to complete certain exams or law school courses. Upon completion, a Certificate of Qualification would be issued, then such applicant must article at a law firm before being called to the bar.

The questions that arises here is, what are the advantages and obstacles that arises from expanding Nigeria’s legal practice offshore?

The various questions, issues and challenges of expanding the legal practice offshore  and the way forward would be discussed at the Plenary Session of the NBA Annual General Conference scheduled to hold on;

Date: Wednesday, 29th August 2019

Time:  11.00 – 12.30

Venue: Pats Ocholonu Hall, Tent 2

Speakers:            

Moderator: Chief Folake Solanke, SAN

Panelists:  Fidelis Adewole

                    Sola Oyebolu

                    Osayaba Giwa-Osagie

                       




Reactions: