In this edition, we bring to you our #5 Edition which features the Mpho Chitapi, the youngest Black female Partner at ENSAfrica, Africa’s largest law firm. This Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) attorney achieved a meteoric rise to the Executive of ENSafrica. She currently occupies the role of Group Technology Head: Legal at Nedbank Limited.Read More
Category: The Bar/Society Africa
The Law Society of Kenya’s “Social Media Regulations” 2020: Contextual Review Within the Profession – By James Gitau
Change, the only constant phenomena on earth, attempted to make headway in the legal profession in Kenya in 2020, in the context of Advocates’ conduct online. This was after the Law Society of Kenya’s Ethics Committee shared the Draft Advocates Social Media Code for public participation. The reception of the regulations by members of the society was quite telling of the “how-not-to-go-about” social media regulation. In the paragraphs below, this feature shall attempt to dissect the issues, from a broad sense.Read More
Chaos and Confusion as Law Society of Kenya holds a Special General Meeting, Suspends entire Governing Council
Chaos and complaints raged the Law Society of Kenya Special General Meeting that was held on 19 January 2021. The meeting reportedly bringing together over 3500 members, was mired in chants and rebellion as Lawyers deliberated over the Agenda items.Read More
The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has announced Pheona Nabasa Wall as their new President replacing Simon Peter Kinobe who has served for the last two years.Read More
The Structure of the Nigerian Bar Association:
With over 120,000 lawyers on its roll, 125 active branches across the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, it is organised into three practise Sections, four Fora, and two Institutes, all supported by one National Secretariat. Its National Secretariat is managed from Abuja. Its organizational Structure comprises a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/ Management Board, Sections, forums, committees, Working Groups and a National Secretariat.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is constituted by the NBA constitution, 2015 (As Amended) which provides for the management, membership, leadership and sections of the NBA. Within that structure, National Executive Committee (NEC) as at July 2019, approved an Organogram, which applies to the NBA matter stating that the NBA president is the head of the administration (day to day) of the NBA.