Asaba Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association starts its 2018 Annual Law Week today. The theme of this year law week is “Innovative Lawyering & Justice Delivery In The 21st Century.”

The Venue is NBA House (Bar Centre), NBA Road, off High Court Road, behind the Multidoor CourtHouse, High Court Complex, Okpanam Road, Asaba. The event will hold from Tuesday, 17th to Thursday,19th, April, 2018.

This year’s law week has exciting programmes packed for both the bar and the bench which set to commence at 9:00am
The Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi will declare the 2018 Annual Law week open
A novelty football match between Team NBA ASABA and Team NBA Onitsha will hold on Tuesday 17th at 4pm

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
DAY 1 – Tuesday 19/4/2018

7.30am – 8.30am: Arrival and Registration

OPENING CEREMONY
9.00am –Arrival of His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor, Delta State of Nigeria
9.00am – 9.05am – Opening Prayer/National Anthem
9.05am – 9.10am – Chairman’s Opening Remarks: Hon. Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State
9.9am – 9.15am – Opening Address by: C. F. Ebu, Esq, Chairman, NBA Asaba branch.
9.15am – 9.20am – Welcome Address by: H.C. Oseyenim, Esq, Chairman, NBA Asaba 2018 Law Week Committee
9.20am – 9.35am – Goodwill Messages: by our Special Guests of Honour
9.35am – 10.05am – Keynote Address: “Innovative Lawyering & Justice Delivery in the 21st Century” by: Mr. Seni Adio, SAN, Vice-Chairman, NBA Section on Business Law
10.05am – 10.15am – Inauguration Address by the Distinguished Guest of Honour, H.E. Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor, Delta State of Nigeria.
10.15am – 10.20am – Vote of Thanks by: Precious Nwadimuya, Esq., Secretary, NBA Asaba 2018 Law Week Committee
10.20am – 10.25am – National Anthem and Photo Sessions
10.25am – 10.30am – His Excellency, the Governor departs.
11.30am – 12.00noon – LUNCH BREAK

1st PLENARY SESSION
12:00noon – 3.00pm – BUILDING A STRONGER JUDICIARY THROUGH ADEQUATE BUDGETARY PROVISIONS.
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Hon. Justice Samuel C. Oseji, JCA, Court of Appeal, Benin Division
12.00 – 1.00pm – Presentation by LEAD SPEAKER: Prof. Adedeji Adekunle, SAN, D.G., Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
1.00pm – 2.00pm – Intervention by Panel of Discussants:
1. Hon. Peter Mrakpor, AG/CJ, Delta State.
2. Hon. (Alaowei) Tonye Timi, PhD, Member, DTHA
3. Hon. Justice K.O. Okpu, Judge, High Court, Ogwashi-Uku
2.00pm – 2.40pm – Questions & Answers/General Discussions
2.40pm – 3.00pm – Wrap-up/Vote of Thanks/Announcements

DAY 2 – Wednesday 18/4/2018.
2ND PLENARY SESSION
9:00am – 12.00noon -IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW OF DELTA STATE 2017: PROSPECTS & CHALLENGES.
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Hon. Justice T.O. Diai, Judge, High Court 2, Asaba
9.00am – 10.00am – Presentation by LEAD SPEAKER: Arthur Obi-Okafor, SAN, Chairman, NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee
10.00am – 11.00am – Intervention by Panel of Discussants:
1. Ikeazor Akaraiwe, Esq., Former 1st Vice-President, Nigerian Bar Association
2. Hon. Justice Azinge, Judge, High Court 4, Asaba
3. Hon. Justice G.B. Briki-Okolosi, Judge, High Court, Ozoro
11.00am – 11.40pm – Questions & Answers/General Discussions
11.40pm – 12.00noon – Wrap-up/Vote of Thanks/Announcements
12.00noon – 12.30pm – TEA BREAK

3ND PLENARY SESSION

12:30pm- 3.30pm – MODERN DAY LAW PRACTICE: PUPILAGE & PARTNERSHIP
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Hon. Justice G.B. Briki-Okolosi, Judge, High Court, Ozoro
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Presentation by the Lead Speaker: Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN, Chairman, Legal Practitioners Reform Committee
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Intervention by the Discussants:
1. Charles A. Ajuyah, SAN, Partner, Thompson Okpoko & Partners, Former Attorney General, Delta State
2. Mazi Afam Osigwe, Former General Secretary, NBA
3. Mr. Martins Aikpokpo, Former Chairman, NBA Warri Branch
2.30pm – 3.10pm – Questions & Answers/General Discussions
3.10pm – 3.30pm – Wrap-up/Vote of Thanks/Announcements

DAY 3 – Thursday 19/4/18
SHOWCASE SESSION
9.00am – 11.30am – DELTA STATE MULTIDOOR COURT SHOWCASE SESSION
“AN X-RAY OF THE CJN’s STATEMENT ON THE NEED FOR LAWYERS TO EMBRACE ADR: THE MULTIDOOR COURTHOUSE PERSPECTIVE”

Panel Discussion by:
1. Julia Utulu (Mrs), DG, DSMDC
2. Mr. V.A.A.A. Ojaide, Chartered Mediator
3. Mr. Favour Ebbah, Chartered Mediator/Arbitrator
4. Mr. Tony Keyamo, Dispute Resolution Officer, DSMDC
5. Mrs. Ozah Nwamaka Stella Dispute Resolution Officer DSMDC
11.30am – 12noon – Press Conference/Law Week Communique
6.00pm – 9.00pm – DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT
Venue: Orchid Hotel, DBS Road, Asaba
CHAIRMAN: Hon. Justice J.O. Bada, JCA, Presiding Judge, Court of Appeal, Benin Division
DINNER Talk by: Dr. (Mrs.) Valerie-Janette Ogonna Azinge, SAN

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