Ex-AG urges young lawyers to join politics to deepen democracy

Published 23 November 2021 Former Ekiti Point out Lawyer-Common and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi,

Former Ekiti Point out Lawyer-Common and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, has urged young attorneys to take into account likely into politics to deepen the country’s democratic method and assure stability in the polity.

Ajayi who urged lawyers to discountenance the well-liked saying that politics was a dirty video game, reported, “One of the key methods to do well in a democratic placing is politics. Results as a authorized practitioner and in assistance to the country, making sure the ideal things are accomplished.”

The former attorney-basic spoke on Monday all through the 5th Young Lawyers Discussion board/Obafemi Adewale SAN Colloquium with the topic ‘Emerging opportunities for young attorneys: Self-discovery and entrepreneurship’ arranged by the Nigerian Bar Affiliation Youthful Lawyers Discussion board, Ado Ekiti Branch.

He recommended young legal professionals, “Go into politics, we really don’t have plenty of lawyers in politics. Glimpse at the National Assembly and the condition residences of assembly, how quite a few legal professionals do we have there? They are not sufficient! Politics is not dirty, go to your constituencies and struggle for votes.”

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mazi Afam Osigwe, urged attorneys to be modern and explore new opportunities in the exercise to remain afloat and extend the legal job in the face of the current financial realities.

Osigwe, who spoke in a lecture, titled, “Making a decision concerning succeeding and dying out”, reported the lawful job was not insulated from the negative effect of the present economic economic downturn.

In accordance to him, the financial problem had introduced about laying off of staff, government borrowing to fund budget, manufacturing sector recording losses and adverse impression of insecurity on the influx of international immediate investment decision, the falling worth of naira among some others, hence the need to have for innovation on the portion of lawyers.

He claimed that the existing economic problem was a very good time to appear at the rising regions of observe that lawyers can profit from as properly as what legal professionals ought to do to be certain the firms harness these rising spots to triumph.

“To do this, legal professionals have to not only look beyond the acknowledged apply regions but glance further than them into unexplored spots where ever they might obtain on their own. To do this they will have to regularly train and retrain on their own.

“Lawyers are ever more deploying technologies and other innovations to utilize in advance of-now not known possibilities in the lawful profession. Lawyers ought to seem over and above the standard techniques the occupation is staying practised and seek to uncover new regions,” he reported.

Also talking, Adewale, a senior advocate, urged the younger lawyers to embrace technological know-how, declaring, “With know-how, you can be a law firm or a professional and practise anywhere in the globe due to the fact you can reach the finishes of the environment on the web.

“What is needed is for youthful legal professionals to be innovative, to think outdoors the box and to make absolutely sure that they acquire the prospects that arrive to them for the reason that if the possibilities arrive and just move absent, you don’t make fantastic use of it, you will nonetheless remain the place you are.”

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