Young Lawyers Col­umn

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Daily Trust - - LAW REPORT - By Daniel Bu­lus­son Esq

“Your kind­ness is grate­fully ac­knowl­edged, may your trees be for­ever fruit­ful”

On 2nd April, 2013 the first ar­ti­cle of Young Lawyers Col­umn was pub­lished ti­tled “Com­mon mis­takes young lawyers should avoid”. We are now in April, 2014. We would like to ap­pre­ci­ate all those who have sup­ported and en­cour­aged us thus far from within the sta­ble and also the many young lawyers who have been an in­spi­ra­tion.

We also want to say a big thank you to our fol­low­ers who com­ment on our face­book page, www.face­book.com/ Younglawyer­scol­umn and on­line at www.dai­lytrust.ng.com, and not to for­get those who also as­sist in shar­ing our link ev­ery Tues­day.

In this re­gard, we have de­cided to pub­lish some of the con­tri­bu­tions of read­ers who sent us mails on the var­i­ous topics fea­tured in the col­umn this past year:

Essence of prac­tis­ing fee

The above sub­ject mat­ter refers. I wish to com­mend your con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the prac­tic­ing fee pay­ment by ap­peal­ing to the se­nior col­leagues to help the younger ones pay this fee, be­cause it is im­per­a­tive for the fee to be paid and also goes a long way in in­creas­ing the con­scious­ness of young wigs for BAR pol­i­tics.

E.E. Osazuwa Esq is a cor­per lawyer in Enugu State. ********************** How far is the Promised Land Job well done. We pray that the jour­ney shouldn’t be hec­tic and tire­some. All that is re­quired is that, the ju­di­ciary should stand and main­tain its con­sti­tu­tional func­tions, take its right­ful po­si­tion. The new wig truly need to be guided and led to the Promised Land.

Idris Ab­dulka­dir, LL.B ABU, Zaria.

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Po­lice is your friend

Well said and done Mr Young Lawyer. My thoughts ex­actly. Un­til we have po­lice of­fi­cers with at least Di­ploma in Law and not Se­nior School leav­ing cer­tifi­cate (SSCE), things will not change. Ex­tra ju­di­cial mur­ders by po­lice are ram­pant , among many other un­for­tu­nate acts. Umar from Kaduna. **********************

Pa­tience con­quers all things

I con­cur with your well thought out po­si­tion. One only hopes that the se­niors de­sist from de­lib­er­ately frus­trat­ing their ju­niors just to prove su­pe­ri­or­ity. Iyke geo4iyke@ya­hoo.com **********************

Man­ag­ing the un­cer­tain­ties of

client be­hav­iour

Bar­ris­ter Dan, I en­joyed read­ing your piece. I am hav­ing a good laugh here be­cause one of my clos­est friends is a lawyer and any­time we meet we gist a lot about his prac­tice. So he told me of an un­for­tu­nate ex­pe­ri­ence he had in the hands of one of his clients. He said he ar­rived some min­utes late in court and his client hav­ing heard that his case was ad­journed, zoomed off im­me­di­ately. So he ‘ap­peared and his client dis­ap­peared’. Pro­fes­sional haz­ard, I con­soled him and we laughed it away.

David Ngobua

david­ngobua@ya­hoo.com ********************** Dear learned se­nior, am so happy to have stum­bled on your ar­ti­cle, am cur­rently hav­ing a prob­lem with a client that has re­fused to pay about three (3) con­sec­u­tive ap­pear­ance fees and is not show­ing any sign that she is go­ing to pay. Sur­pris­ingly, it is these clients that don’t like pay­ing who go around cas­ti­gat­ing lawyers. Nice write up and may your ink never run dry.

Esene Kings­ley (Abusite) {caseyk­ings@ya­hoo.com}

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Min­i­mum wage for young wigs

I see noth­ing wrong in your write-up. Well done and God bless. As a young lawyer in Borno State we’re left be­hind, I need more clar­i­fi­ca­tion about the wages you’re talk­ing about, please.

S. M. Kachal­lah Esq .Co­or­di­na­tor YLF Maiduguri branch {mk­sadeeq@ya­hoo.co.uk} ********************** Nice ar­ti­cle I must con­fess. I should how­ever sug­gest that the NBA at least sets a min­i­mum wage for lawyers.

Geo4iyke@ya­hoo.com

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New Year res­o­lu­tion

Nice piece! Keep up the good work. I wish you suc­cess and a pros­per­ous New Year. mustyj2@ya­hoo.com **********************

On in­ter­est of the Bar

I ex­pect your ar­ti­cle to cap­ture the his­tory and is­sues in­volved in the NBA cri­sis.

Suleiman Isah {Suleiman­isah19@gmail.com} ********************** It’s re­ally dis­heart­en­ing to see the people you’re look­ing up to (se­nior mem­bers of the Bar) be­hav­ing as if they are not learned. I be­lieve in or­der to move the as­so­ci­a­tion to the next level, both sides must bury their dif­fer­ences.

Suleiman Kufena Esq {su­lay­mankufena@gmail.com} ********************** The com­ments and posts are nu­mer­ous but space con­straint we would have re­pro­duced more. You all have in­spired us to carry on.

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