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Lessons Learnt in my Year of Practice at the Nigerian Bar

Editor’s note: the writer of this article, a young lawyer, called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016 shares his experience at the Bar and lessons learned so far for the benefit of the recently called lawyers. Enjoy! The beauty of playing in the field is that you live out what you previously observed as an

Quick Changes to Make to Your CV to Give You an Edge Over the Crowd

Your CV is the heartbeat of your job search, and it will usually be reviewed and discussed in your absence. In a highly competitive and saturated market, it is more important than ever, that your CV is a written document that speaks well of you in your absence. In about an hour or less, you

Selecting a Law Office in the Early Stages of Your Career; Part 4/4 – Questions to Ask

In this series, we have been discussing the factors that students and young lawyers should consider when applying to law firms and offices in Nigeria. We have mentioned training and development, work environment, promotion and retention rates, among many others. It is all well and good to know the factors that you should consider when

Selecting a Law Office in the Early Stages of Your Career; Part 3 – Work Environment & Training

In the last part of this series, we discussed some of the factors that a new lawyer in Nigeria should consider when choosing a place of employment. We talked about factors such as remuneration, the area of law, preferred geographical location, the reputation of the law firm, and career prospects, among others. In this part,

Selecting A Law Office in the Early Stages of Your Career; Part 2 – Factors to Consider

 Editor’s note: on Saturday 14th October 2017, Legally Engaged will be launching a new webinar series Career Conversations with Legally Engaged. We will be speaking with Desmond Ogba, Partner at Templars, Odunola Onadipe, Lead Administrator at Detail Commercial Solicitors and Abimbola Omotosho, an HR Professional and former Head of HR at Aluko & Oyebode, on

Selecting A Law Office in the Early Stages of Your Career

Thousands of aspiring lawyers have recently completed their time at the Nigerian Law School and are awaiting their results. Some of these students are already applying for jobs at law offices across Nigeria. If you are not one of them, you should start applying now. We have it on good authority that some law firms,

Navigating The First Few Weeks at Your Job in a Top-tier Law Firm

Congratulations! You have just scored a job with a top-tier law firm. Chances are that you beat so many other great candidates to land the job. Your educational qualifications and personality have won you an opportunity to join a formidable team of lawyers. You may have updated your LinkedIn profile and you have most likely

Quick Tips to Organize Your Office Email Inbox

Editor’s note: So you have just landed a role as a lawyer in a law firm and they have thrown you in front of a computer and expect you to deliver on all assigned tasks. The only email suite you are familiar with is Yahoo mail, maybe Google mail. We don’t blame you; you were

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