Many lawyers are lending their voice to the amendment of the Legal Practitioners Act.The bill is now before the National Assembly as the Legal Profession Regulation Act and if passed will drastically change how Lawyers conduct their affairs.
Among other recommendations in the bill is that of a compulsory two year Pupillage for lawyers who are newly called to bar.
Osas Justy Erhabor a former member of the Nigerian Bar Association Executive committee has this to say about Pupillage
A mandatory one year pupilage will, in my opinion, be enough. There should be a fixed monthly remuneration. The second and subsequent years of pupilage should be optional at their discretion. The chambers attachment during law school should be made more serious, attracting examination marks. This should also be the case in their University years. Seasoned practicing lawyers should be visiting lecturers for specific hours in the University calendar.