2022 Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and for Related Matters

Copy of the 2022 Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and for Related Matters.

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The Guidelines are made pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Act, 2004.

In the exercise of the powers conferred on it by s. 5(2) of the Legal Practitioners Act Cap L11. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (Revised Edition) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee(The Committee) makes the following guidelines for the Conferment, Discipline and Sanction to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and for related matters.

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The objectives of the Guidelines includes but not limited to the fact that;

1. The award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a privilege conferred as a mark of excellence as members of the legal profession who

a. are in full-time legal practice

b. have distinguished themselves as advocates and

c. have made significant contributions to the development of law and the legal profession in Nigeria.

The guidelines have just one part of about 24 sections and were made on the 13th of October, 2022 by the Committee.

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