The planned secondment of junior state counsel to leading private law firms for mentoring by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice may have kicked off with the posting of three young lawyers to the firm of Aluko and Oyebode.
Announcing the posting, Aluko & Oyebode noted that three lawyers; Aisha Gawat, Adebukola Iyilade and Omatseyin Timi were posted to its firm from the Ministry for a period of one year.
“Following a request from the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, FCIArb, Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to partner with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in respect of its new Mentorship Programme. Pursuant to this, we will provide mentoring to 3 young lawyers for a period of 1 year.”
“The 3 lawyers posted to us (i.e., Aisha Gawat, Adebukola Iyilade and Omatseyin Timi) had a very interactive session on Tuesday with our Managing Partner, Reginald Udom, one of our Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN, and 4 of our Senior Associates, Oluwatosin Iyayi, Fikayo Ogunrinde MCIArb(UK), Joshua Abe and Oladimeji Ojo.”
Recall that sometime in June 2021, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), announced plans by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to give junior state counsel the needed experience and exposure in specialised areas of law practice through secondment to leading private law firms within and outside Nigeria for a period of six months and below.