Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 10, Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioner 2007, the NBA introduced stamps for Lawyers as approved by the NBA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) meeting held on 14th November 2014 at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Lawyers are hereby required to affix their STAMP on every legal document prepared and/or endorsed in accordance with the law. The use of the stamps became mandatory from the 1st Day of April 2015.
To cater for the welfare of its members, the NBA entered into a strategic partnership with Leadway Assurance Company Limited to provide a feasible insurance policy for all lawyers who pay their Annual Bar Practice Fees as at when due(January – March 31st).
The NBA Affinity Bar Card serves the multiple purpose of identifying a lawyer as well as a Debit Card for ATM, POS and online transactions. The NBA Bar Card contains the Name of Card Holder, Passport Photograph and Supreme Court Enrolment Number. The Card which is issued at no cost functions as a National Identification Card for all lawyers as well as a payment card (ATM Card) ....
The Nigerian judiciary has taken a giant stride in providing a simple, fast and efficient communication means between lawyers and the courts. The Judiciary, under the auspices of the National Judicial Council, initiated a campaign to design case management software for our courts and a legal mail for all lawyers in Nigeria.
As you all know, with each new year comes the need to pay our Annual Bar Practicing Fees (“BPF”) by all lawyers enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. This payment usually commences from 1st January and ends on 31st March every year. The same applies this year by virtue of Rule 9 (1) – (3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. I therefore ask that you all to pay the BPF within this period.
Over the years, perennial problems arising out of the imperfections in the Roll of Legal Practitioners have continued to limit the ability of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA and indeed the Supreme Court of Nigeria to regulate the practice of the profession...