BODY OF BENCHERS

The Body of Benchers is the legal body of practitioners of the highest distinction in the legal profession, which is responsible for the formal call to the Bar of persons seeking to become legal practitioners as well as disciplining of erring lawyers..
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NOTICE OF CALL TO BAR CEREMONIES FOR THE DECEMBER, 2020 AND MARCH, 2021 BAR FINALS EXAMINATION SET

Aspirants should note that they are required to be seated by 8:30am as the gates will be closed afterwards.
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NOTICE OF CALL TO BAR CEREMONIES FOR THE DECEMBER, 2020 AND MARCH, 2021 BAR FINALS EXAMINATION SET

ADDRESS BY HON. JUSTICE S. U. ONU, JSC CHAIRMAN OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS AT THE CALL TO BAR CEREMONY OF THE NEWLY GRADUATED STUDENTS OF THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL ON JUNE 14TH 2005.

Following your call to the Bar today you are hereby admonished to borrow a leaf from this proponent of the ‘Black Table’ concept of the practice of the law – that is that, you are admonished to put heads together by way of forming partnerships, where possible in the communal practice of the law.
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ADDRESS BY HON. JUSTICE S. U. ONU, JSC CHAIRMAN OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS AT THE CALL TO BAR CEREMONY OF THE NEWLY GRADUATED STUDENTS OF THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL ON JUNE 14TH 2005.

SPEECH PRESENTED BY HON. JUSTICE MUSTAPHA AKANBI, AT THE OCCASION OF CALL TO BAR CEREMONY HELD AT NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, LAGOS ON THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 1995

As you go out into the world to pursue this profession of your choice, it is extremely important for you to remember the one great lesson you learnt in the Law School, and that is, there is no royal road or shortcuts to success. It pays to work hard.
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SPEECH PRESENTED BY HON. JUSTICE MUSTAPHA AKANBI, AT THE OCCASION OF CALL TO BAR CEREMONY HELD AT NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, LAGOS ON THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 1995

NOTICE OF TRADITIONAL LAW DINNERS OF THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL

You are kindly requested to attend the Dinner at the Law School nearest to you.
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NOTICE OF TRADITIONAL LAW DINNERS OF THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL

ADDRESS BY HON. JUSTICE OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, CFR, LIFE BENCHER, CHAIRMAN, BODY OF BENCHERS AT THE CALL TO BAR CEREMONIES HELD AT THE EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 27TH, JULY, 2021

I urge you to be responsible and avoid actions inimical to the ethics of the profession.
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ADDRESS BY HON. JUSTICE OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, CFR, LIFE BENCHER, CHAIRMAN, BODY OF BENCHERS AT THE CALL TO BAR CEREMONIES HELD AT THE EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 27TH, JULY, 2021

BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE CHAIRMAN OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS NIGERIA

BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE CHAIRMAN OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS NIGERIA My membership of the Body of Benchers began as...
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BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE CHAIRMAN OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS NIGERIA

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY O.C.J. OKOCHA, MFR, SAN, JP DSSRS, CHAIRMAN, BODY OF BENCHERS

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY O.C.J. OKOCHA, MFR, SAN, JP DSSRS, CHAIRMAN, BODY OF BENCHERS AT THE CALL TO BAR CEREMONY HELD...
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ADDRESS DELIVERED BY O.C.J. OKOCHA, MFR, SAN, JP DSSRS, CHAIRMAN, BODY OF BENCHERS

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Welcome Note

Welcome to the body of benchers
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FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS

Here are some of our core functions. To learn more click on the button bellow.

Call to Bar

One of the vital functions of the Body of Benchers is the formal Call to the Bar of persons desirous of becoming Legal Practitioners.

Discipline of erring Lawyers

Another vital function of the Body of Benchers is the discipline of erring lawyers in Nigeria.

Regulating the legal profession

The Body of Benchers makes certain regulations towards upholding the core values of the legal profession.

COMMITTEES OF THE BODY OF BENCHERS

The Body of Benchers has both Standing and Adhoc Committees which are usually constituted from time to time.

The Standing Committee are as follows:

1. Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee:

2. Screening Committee:

3. Ethics and Compliance Committee:

4. Benchers Appointment Committee:

5. Publicity Committee:

6. Recruitment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee:

7. Mentoring Committee:

Adhoc Committees are as follows:

1. Finance Committee

2. Building Committee

CANDIDATES CALLED TO THE BAR

Here are the numbers of Candidates Called to the Bar

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Year 2021
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Year 2020
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Year 2019
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Year 2018