Legally Engaged is a careers resource center for law students, graduates and young lawyers; the first of its kind in Nigeria. We provide previously lacking information, tools and guidance to enable users manage their research and maximise their chances of successfully entering the legal profession.
The workings of the legal profession in Nigeria are still a mystery to the average law student, and the law firms in turn complain about the quality of lawyers.
Our mission is to unmask the legal profession in Nigeria and thereby create better lawyers. We believe knowledge is power, so we provide extensive information and guidance on becoming and working as a lawyer; mentorship opportunities; comprehensive directories of employers; up to date news affecting the legal profession and features among others.
Yimika Adesola, Founder
Yimika is a corporate lawyer with a diploma in Human Resource Management. She is an Associate in the Capital Markets/Mergers & Acquisitions practice of a Tier 1 Nigerian law firm.
She studied Law at the University of Essex, United Kingdom where she graduated as an award-winning student and obtained a Masters’ degree (LLM) from the University College London.
Yimika has advised an assortment of sophisticated clients on various areas of law including mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings, restructurings, taxation, finance, employment, compliance, etc.
She is passionate about equipping graduates and young lawyers with the information they need to make better decisions upon entry into the legal profession. She has up till now informally provided advice and guidance to many law students, and has taken part in a variety of community development initiatives including mentoring schemes.
Goodness Onwuachu, Head, Legally Engaged Mentorship Programme
Goodness is a Dispute Resolution Associate at Auxano Law in Lagos State. At Legally Engaged, she is in charge of running the Legally Engaged Mentorship Programme (LEMP).
She graduated from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka in 2013 with an LL.B degree. She attended the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014.
Goodness possesses a keen passion for mentoring and equipping of younger lawyers. She is responsible for developing the LEMP and its objectives; admitting mentess onto the LEMP; and overseeing the relationship between mentors, mentees and buddies on the LEMP.