The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Wednesday announced that physically-challenged members of the Association would attend the conference free. This move is to encourage them to participate in the 2023 Annual General Conference (AGC).
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the NBA National Publicity Secretary, Habeeb Lawal, the free participation would be subject to having attended 70 percent of NBA Continuous Legal Education Programme (CLE), except those up to 70 years in age.
50% concession was also granted to lawyers of between 1-5 years and 6 -10 post call respectively.
The statement reads in part:
As you may be aware, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has approved that the 2023 Annual General Conference (AGC) holds in Abuja from 25 August 2023 to 1 September 2023.
The registration portal shall be announced and made accessible in due course by the Annual General Conference Planning Committee (AGCPC). Meanwhile, the approved Conference Registration fees are as contained in this publication.
Per conference fee concessions made by the NBA President in his Inaugural Speech of 26 August 2022 (see pages 10-11 thereof), some of our colleagues are entitled to the following discounts:
A. Lawyers 1 – 5 years post-call will pay 50% of the approved Conference fee of N15,000 (early bird registration) for lawyers between 1-5 years post-call on condition that such members are in good financial standing and have recorded not less than 70% participation in the CLE programme of the NBA.
Thus, lawyers between 1-5 years post-call who have met the criterion shall pay NGN 7, 500 (for early bird registration), NGN 20,000 (for regular registration) and NGN 40,000 (for late registration).
Note: The NBA President has magnanimously extended this concession to cover Lawyers 6 – 10 years post call subject to NEC approval. Young lawyers are particularly encouraged to take advantage of the CLE training programmes, as this incentive may apply to the next AGC.
B. Colleagues who are physically challenged will be registered for the conference free of charge, subject to participation in not less than 70% of the CLE programmes.
C. Aged colleagues of 70 years and above will be registered for the AGC free of charge unless they choose to pay. This is in appreciation of their contribution to the legal profession/NBA and to continually tap from their wealth of experience.
For avoidance of doubt, the conference fees (reflecting the above discounts) are as attached.