Mrs. Mia Essien SAN, CArb, FCIArb
At the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association held in Enugu in 2003, two sections of the Association were created, pursuant to a resolution of that Conference. These sections are:
The Council of each of these sections was appointed at the National Executive Committee meeting held in Ilorin, Kwara State in July 2004.
In accordance with Article 2 of the Section Bye laws, any member of the Nigerian Bar Association shall be eligible for membership of either of the two sections, upon payment of the section dues or the current year to the Section Treasurer.
He or she shall then be enrolled as a member of the section.
as clearly stated in Article 1 of the Section Bye Laws as follows:
To promote the exchange of information and views among individual members of the Section and other like-minded bodies as to the laws, practices and procedures affecting the Section locally and internationally.
To assist members to develop and improve their legal services to the public.
To undertake such related activities as may be approved by the Section’s council from time to time.
To promote and provide Continuing Legal Education.
The NBA, Section on Legal Practice is structured to assist members of the legal profession develop and improve their legal services to the public