Nigeria Gets 1,468 New Lawyers After Call To Bar Ceremony

Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has instructed 1468 successful candidates of the April 2017 Bar examinations, to take the period of mentorship seriously before starting up on their own firms.In a address at the 2017 call to bar ceremony, Justice Onnoghen who is also a life bencher, emphasized that the period of pupilage, is the only opportunity they have for self growth. He further said that rather than setting up their firms immediately, that they should rather acquire skills under an illustrious and reputable firm.Speaking he said, “This will ultimately make you better practitioners as you would learn the rudiments of legal practice. You are also encouraged to have a mentor who will guide you and from whose pattern of practice you will also learn”, he urged the new lawyers. He further encouraged them to redeem the country from lawlessness which is fast eating into the society and warned them against practices tantamount to the Legal Practitioners Act.Photo Credit: Getty

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