The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch will on 16th of March 2018 begin an event to celebrate the 90th birthday of Tunji Gomez. Tunji Gomez is well known among the present generation of Lawyers as the man who rattled the legal community in Nigeria in 2009 with his movement to abolish the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN). Continue reading The fascinating story of Tunji Gomez’s SAN Abolition Movement- How it all started- Anthony Atata
The march meeting of Nigerian Bar Association,Lagos meeting which is sponsored by Bode Olanipekun holds today. At the top of the agenda is the police brutality of another lawyer by a member of Nigerian Police force. Continue reading NBA Lagos lawyers meet today to discuss another Police brutality on a Lagos based lawyer
Courtroom Mail is happy to inform you that the winners of the 2018 Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for young Lawyers have emerged. Olakunle Afolabi emerged as the winner with two others in the finals of the competition that took place this morning. 72 Young Lawyers registered for the competition and 13 made it to the finals.
Three questions below were posted for the 13 finalists to answer .
1.In criminal cases, evidence of good character of the defendant is admissible- True or False?- THE ANSWER IS TRUE see section 81 of the Evidence Act
2.An Auditor of a company is entitled to a notice of a general meeting- True or False? THE ANSWER IS TRUE see section 219 of The Companies and Allied Matters Act
3. A person who is 65 years at the time of appointment of a director of a public company has a duty to disclose his/her age to members of the company at a general meeting- True or False?
THE ANSWER IS FALSE-THE ANSWER IS FALSE.It is actually 70 years.
In view of the above,the following were the first to answer the three questions correctly.
NOTE: Courtroom mail time runs on GMT. The questions were posted at 8:32 am today Nigerian time which is GMT +1
1st – Olakunle Afolabi- called 2016,based in Lagos.
2nd- Joshua Ugwu- called 2017,based in Kano
3rd- Mayor Njoku-called 2016,based in Lagos
Olakunle Afolabi is hereby declared the winner of the 2018 Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail prize for Young Lawyers. Congratulations.
The winner will have a one year exclusive subscription of Supreme court reports by Lawbreed while the second and third will have a full year basic subscription of the same law report.
We thank everyone that participated and we are glad you did.
Courtroom Mail is dedicated to rewarding our readers in different ways and we will continue to engage in many more rewarding competitions. Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers 2018 is hereby closed.
The trending whatsapp scam which was isntituted by desperate lawyers to blackmail the candidacy of Paul Usoro SAN in the next Nigerian Bar Association election has met another dead end after it was discovered that the whole conversation was a scam.
Nichola Aladejana who the scammers stole his identity and portrayed him as the person who was arranging the payment of Practicing fees for lawyers in exchange for votes has issued a disclaimer disassociating himself from the poorly delivered scam. His disclaimer is published verbatim below.
The Law Society has revealed that the number of women solicitors practising in England and Wales now outnumbers men for the first time ever, Owen Bowcott reports. Continue reading Women solicitors now outnumber men in England and Wales
Many big stories happened in 2017 in the legal community. Some were good, some were bad and some were ugly.
In the fine tradition of Courtroom Mail since 2009, we monitor the activities of Lawyers and Law institutions every year to recognise those who have added the most value or promoted the best value. Continue reading Breaking News: Courtroom Mail announces 2017 Person of the year-The winner is…!
Monday Ubani,the Chairman of the Welfare Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association has made a case against the insurance policy coverage for Lawyers saying that it is too expensive to maintain because of the fact that the number of lawyers dying were not commensurate to the policy. Continue reading The number of lawyers dying is not commensurate to the insurance policy-Monday Ubani
13 Young Lawyers have made it to the Finals of the Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers.
The finals will come up on the 10th of March 2018 and three winners are expected to emerge.
14 young lawyers answered the last question correctly but 1 person was disqualified for answering twice. Continue reading 13 Young Lawyers qualify for the finals of Justice Ayo Philips Prize
We are happy to inform all participants in the Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Prize for Young Lawyers that the answer to the last quiz is C.
Everyone that got it correctly will now proceed to the final stage on the 10th of March. 8:30 am. The first three to answer the final questions on that day will emerge as the winners.
No quiz question today.