The The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch has unveiled theme for it’s 2021 annual Law week as ‘Disruption, Innovation and the Bar.’

This theme is apt especially at a time Information technology is virtually driving major innovations around the world and also changing the way businesses do things ranging from communication to Banking & Payments, Education, Transportation etc.

The fast paced innovation, disruptive solutions and services that information technology is bringing about have serious legal implications for every country including Nigeria.

It is therefore pertinent as Lawyers that we understand the practice of law in this technological era, how to be positioned and relevant. The relevance of a lawyer in a developing Nation and the world at large goes beyond litigation, Lawyers should be aware of how to gain relevance in a changing world and challenges to face.

To give the key note address on this topic at the annual law week are HRH Mohammed Sanusi II and Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, Public Policy Analyst / Senior Economic Advisor, AEDPI.

These speakers will set the tone for the conference by giving an overview of how technology, innovation and trade liberalisation are disrupting the practice of law across the globe and what it means for the Nigerian legal practitioner.

Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, Hon. Attorney-General, Lagos State and Mrs. Efe Etomi would formally open the two-day conference of the NBA Lagos Branch Law Week 2021 with a welcome note.

There would be eight plenary sessions with experts from various sectors of the economy to discuss issues around national security and our fundamental rights; creating world class law firms in Nigeria; bringing justice delivery in Nigeria Into the 21st century; and changing Landscape of arbitrator disclosure obligations.

Other plenary sessions will addresses topics on Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary: Key to Judicial Independence or Ruse?; Young Lawyers, Minimum Wage, Brain Drain and Professional Development; Lawyers Without Borders: Opportunities or Threats? and Career Development Strategies for Professional Growth.