2020 Annual Law Week/Dinner of The Five Branches of The Nigerian BAR Association in Enugu State Holds From 30th November – 4th December 2020.
The 2020 Annual Law Week/Dinner of the five branches (Enugu, Oji, Nsukka, Ezeagu and Obollo-afor) of the Nigerian Bar Association in Enugu State will hold from 30th November-4th December 2020.
A pre-conference prayer/thanksgiving will take place on 29th November 2020 at Chapel of Redemption, UNEC by 8am.
The week will then kickstart with an opening ceremony scheduled for Monday 30th November 2020 at Hon. Justice I. A Umezulike Auditorium, High Court Complex Enugu by 10 am. The theme of this year’s Law week is “Future of Legal Practice in the Face of Emerging Technologies”
The keynote speaker, an eminent jurist and scholar, Hon. Justice Benedict KanyipPh.D, FNIALS will be in attendance to do justice to the topic.
The Opening Ceremony will be chaired by the Chief Judge of Enugu State. Hon. Justice N. P Emehelu, FCIArb, F.DRI, FICMC while the Attorney General of Enugu State, Chief M. E Eze is the Guest of Honour. The good Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi is the Special Guest of Honour. The ceremony will host Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Lawyers, Eminent jurists and scholars, Law teachers, stakeholders in the administration of justice and dignitaries from all walks of life, across the country.
Activities for the week will include lectures/seminars on topics derived from the theme and such other areas that address the needs of society. The conference covers basically the practice of law in view of emerging technologies.
The Law week is an annual event of every branch of the Nigerian Bar Associationaimed at orienting and discussing the way forward law practice and teaching of law.
The Central Planning Committee for the Week chaired by Prof. Ifeoma Pamela Enemomni has assembled a host of speakers for the various sessions and the sessions promise to be enlightening. The Bar, the Bench and the entire stakeholders in the administration of justice industry are urged to participate in the sessions.
The Law Week will be crowned with a grand dinner which will take place on 4th December by 5.00pm at DEC Hall, DEC Event Place of No3-5 Dec Avenue Independence Layout Enugu (Behind Universal Hotel). In a statement released to us by the Secretary of the Law Week Planning Committee, Enugu Branch, Mr. Uchechukwu Onyekachi, the Dinner will be chaired by Chief Dr. C.O.C Egumgbewhile Prof. Edwin Nwogugu will deliver the Dinner speech. The Dinner promises to provide a convivial moment for lawyers to wine and dine.
Speaking to us about the Law Week, the Chairman of Enugu Branch, Mr. Jude EzegwuiACIArb, J. P, N.P said:
“This year’s law week will be very enriching and satisfying. I urge my colleagues not to miss any of the sessions. We are in a time when we need to navigate and remain in practice in view of the various technologies now available. We need to adapt and learn how to improve our practice with these technologies. To the glory of God our very own, the Chief Judge of Enugu State has declared the week a no court sitting week to enable lawyers attend the events of the week. To make it a huge success, I and the Chairmen of the four other branches of the NBA in Enugu State decided to host the first two days jointly. Then the branches can develop their peculiar programs for days 3 to the end of the week. We are confident that the Planning Committee will give us the best of law week in recent time. I am expectant and I urge my colleagues to come and be entertained.”