The Unit carries out the function of disciplining erring lawyers on petitions filed against them; members of the committee sit and determine the cases sent to it by the Nigerian Bar association. The unit carries out the following functions:

• Serving as registrars to the committee
• In charge of all sitting of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee
• Preparing cause list for meetings of the legal practitioners disciplinary committee
• Keeping records of proceedings
• Deals with appeals from the decision of the committee
• Compilation of directions and records of appeal
• Preparing certified true copy from time to time
• Travelling out to attend court sittings and to tender documents in court when the need arises
• Treating petitions relating to erring lawyers
• Enforcement of legal practitioners disciplinary committees directions
• In charge of welfare of the members of the committee
• In charge of liaising with the publisher of the law report