Lex Community was launched in January 2020 to create a unique community of Lawyers as well as aspiring lawyers to make it easier to access information and opportunities as well as encourage and promote continuing legal education in Nigeria.
- To build a legal community that encourages personal and professional development of Lawyers in Nigeria.
- To encourage and promote the need for continuing legal education in accordance with global best practices and in line with the Rules of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
- To create a platform where law students and young lawyers can access information and opportunities to gain hands on practical legal skills.
To improve the practice of law in Nigeria by equipping lawyers with the necessary tools and linking them to opportunities that will enable them to adapt to the future of work.
When I was called to the Nigerian Bar, I had no clue what path to follow in law practice. I only thought about finding a good firm with an attractive salary and work there until I could afford to start my own practice. It didn’t work out as I planned but the disappointment I felt for not being called for interviews made me realize that other than my L.LB and BL, I had nothing to offer those Law firms and Organizations. The legal industry was and is saturated with thousands of lawyers looking for the same opportunities I wanted. I decided that I needed to improve on my personal and professional skills thus I enrolled for a master’s degree, attended workshops, seminars and conferences within and outside Nigeria. This afforded me the opportunity to network with seasoned legal professionals within and outside jurisdiction. These steps changed my life and perception about legal practice in Nigeria.
My experience made me realize the need for continuous legal education, but I also found that there was an evident gulf between young professionals and access to information in one place in Nigeria. There was a setback of financial constraints for young legal practitioners to acquire the necessary skills.
I wanted to bridge the gap between young legal professionals and access to useful information, resources and opportunities in a market where professional development is increasingly important to employers.
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