Say Goodbye to Tedious Legal Research: 10 Must-Have Tools for Nigerian Lawyers

Are you tired of spending countless hours sifting through legal documents and cases to find the information you need for your clients' cases? It can get challenging and time-consuming to conduct legal research. Fortunately, there is a solution: legal research tools.

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COMMON MISTAKES THAT LAWYERS MAKE

Legal services are often considered to be some of the most reliable and trusted in the world. Lawyers are held to a high standard of expertise and professionalism, even to a fault, they are expected to provide competent legal advice to their clients while upholding ethical standards.

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The submission of the judicial budget to the executive has been declared unconstitutional by the court

A court in Delta State, Nigeria has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state's judiciary to submit its yearly budget to the executive arm for approval before being included in the Appropriation Bill. The ruling was made by Justice

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WEEKLY ROUND-UP!

Hi learned friends, it’s another week and we’re back with a round-up of the important and interesting events that went down this week. As always, the Nigerian scene did not fail to deliver in terms of its news quality - top tier! Fresh off the oven and earlier today, the Central Bank of Nigeria issued a...

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HOW TO NAVIGATE AND FIND YOUR DREAM JOB IN THE LEGAL JOB MARKET

Are you a recent law graduate finding it difficult to find your dream job in the legal field? If the answer to the above question is in the affirmative, you are definitely reading the right article as we will be revealing to you for free a step-by-step guide on how to find your dream job.

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TOP LAW FIRMS IN LAGOS STATE

A compilation of the top law firms in Lagos State

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Learn how to Ace that Interview

Have you ever noticed that there are certain things we are not taught in school that can make a big difference in whether we land a great job or miss out on one? One of those things is knowing how to interview for jobs. Interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to landing a job as a...

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TLF WEEKLY ROUND-UP

On Monday, we got what would probably remain the most shocking plot twist of the general elections. The All-Progressive Party(APC) which happens to be the ruling party at the federal level and in Lagos state lost the......

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR DURING THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION

As the 2023 general election approaches, expectations are rising, our hearts are raising, and the political climate is becoming increasingly tense. Elections are one of the most important processes in any democratic society. Moreso as members of the learned profession, it is our civic responsibility to

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TLF WEEKLY ROUND UP

Hi there, been a moment! We trust you had a great week filled with love and lots of presents. After all, we were all gifted on Tuesday or not. We’ve decided to dedicate this week’s edition of the weekly round-up to the ones of us who weren’t gifted anything even as small as candy on Tuesday. You’re loved Jide. Keep your head up, next year will be different, we promise.Back to reality, however, a lot of things have been happening and a lot has especially happened this week. Things that had us questioning logic and economics. We’ve cooked up the hottest news for you this week on our round-up, sit back and have a good read! First, on our news feature is the interesting naira swap

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COMMON ACTS THAT ARE CRIMINALISED UNDER THE LAW

People often engage in certain social behaviors that they consider harmless and humorous, but these actions can actually be criminal offenses under the law. Here are examples:

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CAN AN ORIGINATING SUMMONS BE USED TO COMMENCE A SUIT WHERE THERE ARE CLAIMS OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY?

There are multiple ways of commencing a civil action in different courts of first instance, as outlined in the relevant rules of procedure depending on the circumstances of the case. Now the knotty issue that arises before the court in some examples is

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ARE WIGS AND GOWNS STILL RELEVANT IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION?

The use of wigs and gowns by lawyers is a tradition that dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries in England. At the time, wig-wearing was a common practice among wealthy or fashionable people and lawyers sought to adopt this style as a symbol of their social and professional status.

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EXPERT EVIDENCE: THE TYPES AND ROLES OF EXPERTS IN TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

Expert witnesses are individuals who have specialized knowledge, skill, or expertise in a particular field and are called upon to provide testimony in a trial. They give evidence to help the court understand complex or technical concepts that are relevant to the case.

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THE IMPACT OF CURRENCY PHASE-OUT ON THE UNBANKED AND UNDERBANKED POPULATION

Currency phase-out is the process of phasing out a particular version of currency and replacing it with a new one which can have a significant impact on the unbanked and underbanked population. These groups who do not have access to traditional banking services may be disproportionately affected by the transition. One of the biggest challenges for the unbanked and underbanked during a currency phase-out is

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION REGULATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THE NATIONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL

Under Nigeria’s legal regime, the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 (the regulation) is a comprehensive regulatory framework that governs the collection, storage, use, and transfer of personal data in Nigeria. It was established under the Nigerian Communications Commission Act (NCC) and was enacted in 2019 to ensure the protection of personal data and the privacy rights of individuals in Nigeria. The regulation commends the right of citizens protected under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

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TLF WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Remember the 31st of January deadline to phase out the old naira notes? Well, it's getting Wesser! As of Thursday, there were a bulk of complaints from customers claiming that the new naira notes weren't dispensing at the Automated Teller Machines. The scarcity of the new naira notes was

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DEVELOPING A STRONG ONLINE PRESENCE: TIPS FOR LAWYERS TO BUILD THEIR BRAND AND ATTRACT CLIENTS

Developing a strong online presence is crucial in these modern times for lawyers looking to build their brand and attract new clients. In today's digital age, potential clients are turning to the internet to research and find legal services, which means that having a strong and professional online presence is essential for any lawyer looking to grow his or her practice. Here are some tips for lawyers to develop a strong online presence and attract more clients.

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THE ROLE OF THE COURT AND LITIGATION IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, with impacts already being felt by communities worldwide. While governments, businesses, and individuals all have a role to play in addressing this problem, courts and litigation are also

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Weekly Roundup

We’re back again this week with hot news specially cooked for you on our weekly round-up of what’s happened so far this week. Do have a fun read!

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THE STARTUP ACT: ANIMATING THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

Nigeria has answered its call to foster a favorable technology ecosystem that can drive innovation and creativity by signing the Nigerian Startup Act 2022 (the Act) into law. Under the Act, a startup means a company in existence for not more than 10 years, with its objectives being the

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THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL PRACTICE

Although the legal services industry is one of the largest in the world, it remains under-digitized. The field of law is tradition-bound and notoriously slow to adopt new technologies and tools. However, the narrative is beginning to change with the emergence of AI, as AI is beginning to make its footprint on the practice of law in

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TLF WEEKLY ROUND UP

Welcome to The Learned Friends Weekly Round Up where we aim to bring you the latest gist's in the Nigerian legal sector. Do have a fun read! The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reiterated that the initial deadline set for the exchange of old Naira notes

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MOST SOUGHT-AFTER LEGAL SERVICES IN NIGERIA

In today's legal landscape, individuals and businesses have a wide range of legal needs that they seek assistance with. Some areas of law are more in demand than others, and there are certain services that clients consistently seek out from lawyers. Here is a countdown of the most sought-after legal services in Nigeria:

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PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRET ASSETS IN NIGERIA

A Trade Secret is a type of confidential business information that is protected by law from being disclosed or used by others without proper authorization. This can include information such as

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ENTERTAINMENT LAW IN NIGERIA

Entertainment law is the body of laws that regulate Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Entertainment encompasses all the activities that happen within the music, television, creative arts, and movie industries. These are the major laws that govern entertainment practices in Nigeria:

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HOW I FELT AFTER I WAS CALLED TO THE NIGERIAN BAR

On Tuesday, 6th December 2022, I was called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers, the body with the highest distinction in the legal profession in Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of formally calling to the Bar persons seeking to be legal practitioners in Nigeria, as provided for by Section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act (1962).

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LEGAL PROTECTION OF NIGERIAN ARTEFACTS

Nigerian artefacts have always been at the mercy of plunderers. In 1887, a British force of 1,200 men led by Sir Henry Rawson invaded Benin City and ransacked the city, thereby destroying the Benin Kingdom. The expedition was in response to

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT (2021)

A quick look at the Petroleum Industry Act (2021) and how it was passed into law

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The Effects of the Strike on Nigerian Students.

We have highlighted a number of effects the ASUU strike has had on the students. If you just happen to be in this circle of affected students, mafo! A wa pelu e.‍‍

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According to a proposed settlement filed Monday night, Facebook will pay $90 million to settle a privacy lawsuit dating back to 2012.

Facebook will pay $90 million to settle a privacy lawsuit dating back to 2012, according to a proposed settlement filed Monday night.

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Law Schools Tried Remote Courses and Liked it. Online Programs

www.law.com/legaltechnews/2021/07/30/law-schools-tried-remote-courses-and-liked-it-but-dont-expect-all-online-programs/

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