Two years ago, Uchenna Ogwo started a group called Lady Lawyers Re-engaged (also known as Lady Lawyers Back in Workforce). The group was formed out of the plain desire to reach out to fellow ladies like herself who for many personal but cogent reasons found themselves either out of practice or in and out of practice too often to make anything out of it, but now want to come back to practice or at best stay in touch, but have no clues where or how to start.
The final push which led her to start this group was the day a fellow Lawyer and friend called her, saying “Uche I feel so lost”. Ms Ogwo recounted to Courtroom Mail how it was heartbreaking, she said,
“…because I remembered how I struggled to find my feet in practice again. I am currently 16 years at the Bar, and really grateful for how far I have come.”
Since the group started, the impact and reception it has received has been really encouraging and revealing. Presently, the major thing done in the group is to keep members informed of the Seminars, Conferences, various Workshops and the events going on in the profession.
Last year the group hosted her first meet up Tea Party tagged “THE LEGAL PROFESSION, MY WINDOW TO THE WORLD” this year’s meet up is tagged “MY PROFESSION, MY FUTURE”.
In the meet ups, two persons are invited: a Key note speaker, this is usually a Lady Lawyer who either came back into the profession or found a way to remain in the profession whilst attaining great heights, and a knowledge Sharing Speaker who may be male or female who shares knowledge on specific topics. The essence is to provide an avenue for Lady Lawyers who find themselves in this spectrum to hold on to the profession and not give up which is what usually happens.
The event this year will hold on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 at the Lekki Leisure Event Place on Water Corporation Road Victoria Island by 2pm. It will last for about two hours.
Find more details about the event @ https://www.courtroommail.com/event/11315/