The maiden competition for Afam Osigwe Courtroom Mail Prize for young lawyers has opened.

The competition named after one of Nigeria’s well known lawyers and the former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN was instituted by Courtroom Mail to engage and encourage young lawyers in Nigeria.

The competition is open to all young Lawyers in Nigeria of seven years and below post call. For the 2022 edition, it is open to Lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar in or after 2015

The winner will take home a one year subscription of the exclusive Law breed Supreme Court Judgment law report.

The competition will be in four stages and winners at all levels except the first stage will be determined according to who answers the questions correctly starting from the first.

The first stage has the first question (already posted) which is known as the registration question. Everyone that answers the first question on or before the 6th of May 2022 is deemed to have registered for the competition and will qualify for the second stage.

The second stage will have the second question. It will be opened at 8am on Saturday 14th of May 2022: The second stage is open to everyone who answered the registration question in stage one. Half of those who answer the second question correctly will qualify in stage 2 and shall be eligible to participate in stage 3.

Those who qualified in Stage 2 will compete in stage 3 question (which will be opened at 8am on Saturday 21st of May 2022 and the first 15 contestants to provide the correct answer will qualify for the finals.

The first to post the correct answer to the final question which will be opened at 8am on Saturday 28th of May 2022 will emerge as the winner of 2022 Afam Osigwe Courtroom Mail Prize for young lawyers

Note that, no one is allowed to join the competition after the first stage. All questions will be answered on the comment section for registered and logged in users.

Note also that when a participant answers one question more than once in a particular stage, the first answer will be considered.

To access the questions every Saturday, go to Quiz Hall/Competition on the Menu.

The questions may be scheduled at any time but will be opened at 8am Nigerian time on the Saturdays slated for the competition.

Click here to join the competition. Once you have answered the question, you are deemed to have registered for the competition.

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