FROM THE DESK OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, YOUNG LAWYERS FORUM (NBA YLF): NBA YLF TO FOCUS ON CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG LAWYERS
On behalf of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Bar Association, Young Lawyers Forum (NBA YLF), we welcome everyone to the New Year 2020. A new year presents the opportunity of a new beginning and of renewed hope in accomplishing great things. Therefore, it is our hope that 2020 will be significantly marked by unprecedented growth and professional development for young lawyers.
It is trite that it is not enough to hope and we seize this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to achieving the purpose for which the noble Forum (NBA YLF) was established, which borders on articulating the welfare of Young Lawyers (lawyers within the first seven years of post-call to the Nigerian Bar), addressing concerns raised by Young Lawyers and facilitating measures for the professional development of Young Lawyers.
In furtherance of the above objective, the NBA YLF will be implementing initiatives focused on capacity building, continuing legal education, mentorship, enhanced welfare and support for Young Lawyers. We are especially interested in ensuring that Young Lawyers are better prepared to assess and take advantage of the opportunities presented by changes in policies, laws and technology.
As we proceed, we will be counting on the support and cooperation of all Young Lawyers, our Learned Seniors and other associations within and outside the legal profession to accomplish our objectives for the benefit of the legal profession and the Nigerian society at large.
May the Year 2020 be a fulfilling one for everyone.
Tobi Adebowale (Chairman) Patricia Udeh (Secretary)