The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Criminal Justice Reform Committee has unveiled the website (https://www.nba-cjrc.org) for the eagerly awaited conference.
The colourful portal also incorporates a payment platform for potential conferees to register for the conference.
An additional registration channel which also allows for online payment (https://paystack.com/pay/nba-cjrc) has also been unveiled by the Chief Arthur Obi-Okafor SAN-led committee.
A statement by Mr. Emeka Nwadioke, Head of the Publicity Sub-committee, indicated that while young lawyers of between 1-7 years post-call will pay N5,000 for the conference, non-lawyers and mid-level lawyers of 8 years and above post-call will pay N15,000.
On the other hand, SANs, Benchers and Judges will register with N50, 000 while donations are expected from State Governors and Legislators among others.
The committee has secured the approval of the Abubakar Mahmoud SAN-led NBA to offer over 300 scholarships to branch chairmen, branch secretaries and all chairmen of branch Young Lawyers Forum (YLF). The beneficiaries are not required to register for the conference.
It is recalled that the NBA-NEC had approved April 24 to 27 as the dates for the ICLE-certified conference holding at the Convention Centre, Asaba, Delta State.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN is expected to deliver the keynote address at the confab.
Other dignitaries expected at the conference are Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; House of Representatives Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara; Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN and Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa among other leading jurists.
The theme of the conference is “Criminal justice reforms in Nigeria: The journey so far.”
The ground-breaking conference is designed to dissect key issues and challenges in Nigeria’s criminal justice sector and devise a roadmap for the sector.
Full details of the conference programme are available at this link https://www.nba-cjrc.org/programme/