Paul Usoro SAN has felicitated with young lawyers in Nigeria as they arrive Lagos for their conference.
In his letter dated the 15th of April 2018 addressed to the National Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum he emphasised the value I.T is adding to the Legal Practice around the word and restated that seniors at the bar have a responsibility to make legal practice more lucrative for young lawyers, in line with global trend.
In his good will message, he said
“It is with immense delight that I felicitate with the National Chairman, the Governing Council and the entire members of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) Young Lawyers Forum (“YLF”), on the auspicious occasion of its Summit, which is scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 18 April 2018, to Friday, 20 April 2018, in Lagos.
Undoubtedly, the theme of this Year’s Summit; “Transforming Legal Practice for Young Lawyers: The Option of Information and Communication Technology”, clearly resonates with the desire of every progressive lawyer, particularly as it relates to the development of legal practice in the area of Information and Communication Technology (“ICT”). Indeed, legal practice globally, has become IT based, and we will be stagnating the legal practice in Nigeria if we do not embrace IT and the innovations it engenders in the practice.
The future of legal practice in our dear country, Nigeria, rest in the hands of the young lawyers, and as seniors at the bar, whether individually or collectively, we have a responsibility to make legal practice more enthralling, formidable and lucrative for the young lawyers, in line with global trend. Moreso, the Nigerian government obviously has a critical role to play in making internet access seamless and affordable. The NBA leadership must, therefore, be able to prevail on government to live up to this expectation. It is only by this means that we can be certain of a bright future of the legal practice in Nigeria.
I congratulate and thank members of the YLF immensely on/for this giant stride and wish you all a propitious Summit.
Long Live the NBA Young Lawyers Forum!
Long Live the Nigeria Bar Association!
Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Paul Usoro, SAN, FCIArb”