The Body of Benchers
The Body of Benchers is responsible for the formal call to the Bar of persons seeking to become legal practitioners in Nigeria.
It was established under the Legal Practitioners Act (LPA), now CAP L11, LFN 2004.
The Body is composed of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and all Justices of the Supreme Court, the President of the Court of Appeal, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Presiding Justices of the Court of Appeal Divisions, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, the Chief Judges of the States of the Federation, the Attorneys-General of the States of the Federation, the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), thirty legal practitioners nominated by the NBA, and such number of persons not exceeding ten, who appear to the Body of Benchers to be eminent members of the legal profession in Nigeria of not less than 15 years post-call standing.
CALL TO BAR
The Unit carries out the function relating to preparations for dinners for the student of the Nigerian law School and ...Read More
The Unit carries out the function of disciplining erring lawyers on petitions filed against them; members of the committee sit ...Read More
The Unit carries out the following functions: • Preparing the monthly audit programs • Auditing of vouchers up to the ...Read More
The Unit carries out the function of solicitor by drafting all legal documents and correspondences, minutes of meeting and processes. ...Read More
The Unit carries out the following functions: • Preparing financial project for future income and expenditure • In charge of ...Read More
The Unit provides comprehensive administration service to the body of benchers and assists the secretary in implementing management policy and ...Read More
The Unit carries out the following functions: • Keeping a proper Book of Account for the organization • Ensure that ...Read More
The unit carries out the following functions: • Publishing the dates for the traditional law dinners • Publishing the dates ...Read More
Meet the Team
Chief Bandele Aiku, SAN is the current Chairman of the Body of Benchers. He was conferred the rank of Senior ...View Profile
Justice Onnoghen is the current Vice Chairman of the Body of Benchers. He has been a Justice of the Supreme ...View Profile
This month brings unforgettable days for a new set of Law School graduates. Join Us at the International Conference Center, ...Read More
There will be a Benchers’ meeting at the Supreme Court Complex, Abuja on Monday, 28th November 2016. See you there.Read More
After a recent visit to assess progress of work at our permanent site, we decided to take a few pictures. ...Read More
It was a memorable day for all our new Barristers and Solicitors. The first family was also a guest as ...Read More