Welcome to the Nigerian Lawyers Directory, a professional directory of lawyers and law firms in the Federal Republic of Nigeria plus other resources on Nigerian law, including the Nigerian Law Forum for the responsible discussion of legal issues relating to Nigeria and worldwide!
Nigerian Lawyers Directory
This is a unique professional legal directory of lawyers and law firms in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Professional lawyers (legal practitioners) in Nigeria are members of the legal profession (and Nigerian Bar Association) who have been called to the Nigerian Bar as Barristers and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Only Law graduates from Law Faculties of universities recognised and accredited by the Council of Legal Education are qualified for admission into the Nigerian Law School for purposes of the mandatory professional legal practice postgraduate course. Upon success in the Nigerian Bar Final Examination, graduates of the Nigerian Law School are then called to the Nigerian Bar as Barristers and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and are thereby licensed to practise law in Nigeria.
Nigerian Lawyers Directory for Licensed Legal Practitioners
Only legal practitioners qualified to practise law in Nigeria as stated above are qualified to list themselves or their law firms in the Nigerian Lawyers Directory. Consequently, when you submit your entry for listing as a lawyer or a law firm in this legal Directory, that singular act constitutes a claim and guarantee by you that you are licensed to practise law in Nigeria and you thereby indemnify Nigerian Lawyers Directory absolutely against any effect or consequence whatsoever of your faulty claim or impersonation of a Nigerian legal practitioner. Although Nigerian Lawyers Directory may check the status of any lawyer (on the Nigerian Bar Association online database of Nigerian lawyers) who submits an entry for listing in the Directory, that act is completely at the sole discretion of Nigerian Lawyers Directory and does not constitute a duty of Nigerian Lawyers Directory in any way whatsoever. As earlier stated, the singular act of submitting an entry for listing in this legal Directory constitutes a claim and guarantee by you that you are licensed to practise law in Nigeria.
Listing in the Nigerian Lawyers Directory
The Nigerian Lawyers Directory is still being developed to be an elegant and functional professional legal directory of lawyers and law firms in Nigeria. You will have the opportunity to submit an entry for a unique place in the Nigerian Lawyers Directory after its launch in the nearest future.
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Nigerian Bar Association: Nigerian Lawyers Data Verification for Nigerian Lawyers Directory
The Nigerian Bar Association started the project of verification of all lawyers licensed as legal practitioners in Nigeria sometime ago. The project aims to frustrate those who impersonate barristers and solicitors in Nigeria (fake lawyers) and banish them from Nigerian legal practice.
The verification process is available online on the Nigerian Bar Association website. The requirements for the Nigerian Bar Association lawyers verification are as follows:
- a photocopy of certificate of call to the Nigerian Bar;
- appropriate means of identification: international passport, drivers’ license or Nigerian national identity card);
- proof of payment of the Nigerian Bar Association annual practice fee up-to-date;
- proof of payment of Nigerian Bar Association branch dues; and
- evidence of change of name where one’s name was changed after the person’s call to the Nigerian Bar.