BOSAN: A new power group within the Legal Profession -By Bayo Akinlade Esq

Spread the love

#hardtalkwithBayo

 

The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria is a body that has existed for quite sometime but you wouldn’t know unless you pay a little more attention to the legal profession league which has just a few players and not many “teams”. Before I proceed let me explain what I mean by “teams” within this profession.

The NBA national is obviously the apex team and has dominated the legal profession league for many decades. Other teams include the Body of Benchers, BOSAN, SBL (most influential of all the NBA foras) and a new team is coming up called the Body of NBA vice chairmen… believe it or not but these vice chairmen are gaining ground. Other teams include the different regional/ethic groups and the religious groups… Let’s not forget the young lawyers.


Expand Your Learning with E-Books on PrimsolLog in to primsol.lawpavilion.com and enjoy the best E-journals, textbooks, and many more

To subscribe to Primsol, go to store.lawpavilion.com.

For further enquiries/assistance, send an email to [email protected] or call 08050298729


To attend the 2022 ǼLEX Annual Lecture, prospective attendees should click on https://tinyurl.com/AAL2022.


 

Three of these teams play in the major league; namely NBA National, BoB and BOSAN (the subject of analysis)

BOSAN now has a sit at the table, giving valedictory speeches and engaging in NBA politics to the extent that having a non-SAN as a president has become a scary thought.

But let’s ask the tough questions. What exactly is BOSAN’s role within the legal profession apart from the obvious (which I won’t bother to mention). A review of it’s leadership structure is in itself a troubling concept. I mean the eldest SAN is the leader? and the AGF is the automatic Chairman or President?… Makes me wonder and in fact, explains why BOSAN doesn’t seem to make any identifiable impact on the Legal Profession as a whole. So why then does this body exist? For what purpose and for whose benefit?

While one may argue that that more teams we have playing in the League of the Legal Profession, the merrier but in this case, we seem to have a serious draw back where the power play amongst these powerful groups has led to nothing but a disintegration of our legal profession as we know it.

Speak to any lawyer below 15 years post call and you can glean into the extent of the rot that has eaten deep into the fabric of our noble profession.

My Challenge to BOSAN

I make bold to challenge BOSAN as a group to seriously consider it’s position within the legal profession.

BOSAN can influence many things and can accomplish many things under it’s structure.

As BOSAN you can sponsor seminars and training of lawyers and judges, support state judiciaries to improve on their physical and technological infrastructures by donating equipments and other nonfinancial legacies.

BOSAN can ensure that appointments to the Bench is based on merit and it’s transparent. Otherwise why would anyone apply to the silk if you are just going to flaunt the title and wear special clothing in a dysfunctional court room.

I know some will say why this can’t be done but nothing changes without making the bold moves. Unfortunately we may not have the leadership required to make these changes and that’s the PROBLEM!

Hard Talk With
Bayo Akinlade Esq


Call Bridget Edokwe Esq on 08060798767 or send your email to ngbarrister@gmail.com



[TRENDING]: Costs in Civil Proceedings is another best-selling book By Chike B. Okosa, PhD {ORDER NOW}

Get this book at the selling price of = N=10,000 per copy. Copies of the book may be ordered directly from the following book sellers: Abuja: Mohammed – 08072518081, Lagos : Ibidemi – 08051395562, Ajibode: 08034768357, Enugu : Loveth – 08037320902, Akwa Ibom : Helen – 08034086536

The book goes for N25,000. To order, please call 08035426089, 07065398107, send an email to info@onnoghentheophilus.com or visit www.onnoghentheophilus.com



Get ‘Personal Property Law in Nigeria’ By Chief Mike A.A. Ozekhome, SAN (FREE)

Click below to download FREE

https://www.pulp.up.ac.za/monographs/personal-property-law-in-nigeria

This topical new book engages fully the knotty areas of Lawyer/client, Lawyer/court and lawyer/lawyer relations.

Price: N7,000

Contact: 08036064470, 08183531785



BEST-SELLER: NOTARIES PUBLIC- THE LAW AND PRACTICE BY DR. B. OKOSA, PhD

At a selling price of = N=10,000 per copy, copies of the book may be ordered directly from the following book sellers: Abuja : Mohammed – 08072518081, Lagos: Ibidemi – 08051395562, Ajibode: 08034768357, Enugu: Loveth – 08037320902, Ikot Ekpene: Helen – 08034086536

CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK Call: 08038784639 to get a copy handy now @ N5,000. The book is also available at the Nigerian Law School Book Bookshop Lagos, call the number to pick your copy

ADVERTISEMENT

BESTSELLER: Commercial and Economic Law in Nigeria By Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN [ORDER NOW] To ORDER click the link https://kluwerlawonline.com/EncyclopediaChapter/IEL+Commercial+and+Economic+Law/COMM20210001

Price – N20,000 only To Order – WhatsApp, text or call – 08037009616 Office – No 1 Dyaji Close, Rayfield, Jos



Buy the Book on Military Law, authored by a Veteran Military Lawyer, and launched personally by the then COAS.

SHOP NOW  CALL THIS PHONE NUMBER 07087622283 TO GET A COPY



Price: ₦15,000 or £20 per copy [Hard Back– 20 chaps/715 pages] Contact Information Email: info@idrinstitute.com, info@adrinafrica.org WhatsApp only: 0803-703-5989 Voice Call – Mobile: 0817-630-8030,+234-805-2128-456, +234-909-9651-401 Landline: 09-2913581, +234-9-2913499, +234-9-2919209 Office Address: 50 Julius Nyerere Crescent, [Next To The World Bank], Asokoro, Abuja – Nigeria. Bank Account Details; Bank Name: UBA Plc.; Account Name: International Dispute Resolution Institute; Account Number: 1014072579

To get a copy kindly Call 07044444777, 07044444999 & 08181999888 or visit us at: Investment House, 7th Floor, 21/25 Broad St., Lagos. Buy online @ www.alexandernigeria.com





Available at Frank Agbedo & Co. Crown Chambers. 5th floor, left wing, Nipost Building, Lagos Island, Lagos State. Tel: 08033254471, 09077950432 Email: frankagbedo@gmail.com

The price of the book is fifteen thousand Naira (N 15,000) only.
Call any of the numbers below to place your order 08052508679, 08106743227; or visit, Theemploymentlawhandbook.com. for more information.


Price: 15,000 or £20 per copy [Hard Back– 21 chaps/700 pages]: Contact: info@idrinstitute.com, info@adrinafrica.org WhatsApp only: 0803-703-5989 : Voice Call – Mobile: 0817-630-8030, 0909-965-1401; 0705-767-0347; 0912-173-4691 : Landline: 09-2913581; 09-2913499

Steps To Subscribe To the Court of Appeal Reports Nigeria


%d bloggers like this: