The Rivers State Judicial Service Commission (the Commission) is established pursuant to the provision contained in Section 197 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal  Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).  It is noteworthy that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is one of three (3) State Executive Bodies so provided for.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below in the Customary Courts of Rivers State:

Job Title: Chairman of Customary Court (Proposed Courts)

Location: Rivers

The following are the Proposed Courts:

  • Customary Court, Abuloma.
  • Customary Court, Obio / Akpor
  • Customary Court, Ogu.
  • Customary Court, Onne.
  • Customary Court, Port Harcourt.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicant shall be a Legal Practitioner with not less than seven (7) years of post-call experience.
  • Applicant must not be above 40 years or less than 35 years of age.
  • Applicant must come from within the locality of the court.

The position is pensionable. Salaries are in accordance with the Public / Civil Service Structure.

Application Closing Date
21st November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Application Instructions
Interested and qualified candidates are required to upload their Application together with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae giving the following details:
    • Full Name, with Surname first and in Capital Letters.
    • Position desired and court.
    • Date of birth, town, and local government area of origin.
    • Current postal address including GSM phone number.
    • Permanent Home Address.
    • Marital Status.
    • Educational Institutions attended with Dates.
    • Academic Qualification(s).
    • Work Experience.
    • Present Employment, Status, Salary, and Employer.
    • Names and Addresses of three (3) referees.
  • Relevant Credentials (Academic / Professional Qualifications, etc.).
  • Local government identification.
  • Proof of age.
  • Proof of completion of National Youth Service/or exemption.

All Applications, together with CV, Photocopies of Credentials including Birth Certificate / Age Declaration, Passport Photograph, Local Government Identification and a Hand written Application signed by the candidate should be addressed and forwarded online to:
The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission,
1st Floor, Block B,
High Court Complex,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

"Exciting news! TheNigeriaLawyer is now on WhatsApp Channels 🚀 Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest legal insights!" Click here! ....................................................................................................................... Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material and other digital content on this website, in whole or in part, without express and written permission from TheNigeriaLawyer, is strictly prohibited _________________________________________________________________ [Register Now] ILA Nigeria Branch Marks 10 Years With Infrastructure Financing As Theme For 7th Annual Conference The International Law Association - Nigeria Branch 7th annual conference on public-private partnerships for sustainable infrastructure financing, April 4-5 in Abuja. Details: _________________________________________________________________

Tel: 08066192650, 08033739869, 08061133497,,