NBA Collates Data of Lawyers in Diaspora


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has begun collating the details of lawyers in the Diaspora.

This followed the recent approval of the amendment of the NBA constitution which establishes Lawyers in Diaspora Forum.

The forum will serve as a platform to connect all lawyers qualified to practise law in Nigeria but resident abroad.

NBA National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Rapulu Nduka, stated this in a notice seen.

The notice reads in part, “Recall that one of the innovations in the recently amended NBA Constitution 2021, is the establishment of a Lawyers in Diaspora Forum (LDF).

“The forum is to serve as a platform to connect and provide a voice for all persons qualified to practise law in Nigeria, but resident outside Nigeria.

“This forum will also serve as a structured platform through which all lawyers in the Diaspora may contribute their quota – individually and collectively – to the development of the Nigerian Bar, the Nigerian legal system, and the practice of law in Nigeria.”

According to Nduka, eligibility for joining the forum includes qualification to practise law in Nigeria and membership of an NBA Branch, among others.

The notice added: “To join this forum, a prospective member must (i) be qualified to practise law in Nigeria; (ii) belong to a branch of the NBA; (iii) have paid his/her Bar Practice Fees; and (iv) be resident outside Nigeria. Anyone who meets these requirements is urged to kindly complete the attached form –

“Kindly note that the personal data provided while completing this form will be used strictly by the NBA to maintain a central register for NBA lawyers in the diaspora and for communicating directly with its members on matters relating to the NBA generally, or to the forum specifically.”
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