The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has issued a final notice to Lawyers for the payment of the 2021 Annual Bar Practicing Fees.
The notice cited by Lex Community NG and signed by the publicity secretary, Dr Rapulu Nduka, reads as follows:
As you are aware, legal practitioners are by law mandated to pay their Annual Bar Practicing Fee (“BPF”) on or before the 31st day of March of every given year.
Effectively, this means that today – 31st March 2021, is the deadline for payment of the BPF for members who are yet to pay theirs.
BPF payments can be made online through your verified membership portal on the NBA website https://nigerianbar.org.ng/membership-portal or at any Access Bank close to you.
Kindly note that the NBA Financial Secretary has the mandate of the NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) to compile, publish and circulate widely a list of all lawyers who have paid their BPF within the timeframe. Those who have not paid may, by statute, not only be considered to have committed professional misconduct but may also be deemed to be unqualified to practice law for the relevant year.
The Schedule of BPF per year of call is as follows:
* Senior Advocates & Honourable Benchers – N50,000.
* Legal Practitioners of 15 years & above post call – N25,000.*
Legal Practitioners of 10 – 14 years post-call – 17,500.
* Legal Practitioners of 5 – 9 years post-call – N10,000.
* Legal Practitioners of 1 – 4 years post-call – N5,000.
Please, remember to also write your full name and branch code when making the payment.
REMEMBER ALSO, TO PAY YOUR BRANCH DUES
ABUJA BRANCH DUE
ACCOUNT NAME: NBA ABUJA BRANCH
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0772753960
BANK: ACCESS BANK