The long-awaited 5th Young Wigs Conference conference holds today being December 12
Programs at the event include an opening speech by the convener, Inemesit Joy Dike and keynote address by Prof. Konyin Ajayi, SAN on the theme “Legacy: What Law School Doesn’t Teach”.
There will also be product launch and guest speaker remark by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olumide Akpata.
Other programs include panel session on the art of legal writing.
Read details below
Young Wigs Conference 2020
- HOW TO MAKE BEST USE OF YOUNG WIGS
- OUR STORY SO FAR
- YOUNG WIGS CONFERENCE AGENDA
- TOPIC SYNOPSIS
- BREAKOUT PRE RECORDED SESSIONS
- THANK YOU
I am so excited to welcome you to the Fifth anniversary of the Young Wigs Conference.
It has been an amazing journey with awesome lessons learned along the way. We started in the back rooms of Portharcourt and then expanded into Lagos and now this new “normal” of a virtual conference. This is an adventure of new realities and I am totally stoked to share this journey with you.
Please get comfortable with popcorn, sneakers and of course a couch and let’s have fun together.
Find below an explanation of how to make the best use of this year’s conference. Remember, the Conference assets will only be free for a specific period of time so don’t dillydally!
Enjoy the adventure!!!
From my Couch to Yours,
Inemesit Dike (Mrs.) (MCIArb, A.C.I.S, Attorney, Supreme Court, Nigeria & State of New York, USA
HOW TO CHART A PATH AND MAKE THE
BEST USE OF THE YOUNG WIGS
The Young Wigs Conference 2020 is unique in its hybrid structure. Prior to commencement, all attendees will be sent a connect link to access the conference. The Conference sessions are divided into two sections: Live Virtual streaming and Pre-recorded sessions.
The Live Virtual Sessions include the Welcome address, the Keynote address, the Special Address by the NBA President, a Plenary session as well as the innovative Product Launch of the long awaited app, LEGAL X.
After the conclusion of the Live sessions, attendees will be given access to the Pre-recorded Sessions of over 15+ different Masterclasses. All Masterclasses have been segmented into clusters that specifically addresses a key issue either Law, Business or in Technology.
Cluster One named WHO MOVED MY FEE? addresses the Business of Legal Practice
Cluster Two named DECODED addresses Technology and the Law
Cluster Three named THE NEUROSCIENCE OF LAW addresses Soft Skills in Law
OUR STORY SO FAR…..
THE LEGAL CONCIERGE is an avant-garde team of Lawyers who are strong advocates for equipping the futuristic, revolutionary lawyer with skills in technological innovations beyond the courtroom as well as business proficiencies that are traditionally not taught in Law school.
Our Vision? To be the Number One avantgarde Legal-Tech Hub in Africa where law, business and technology converge.
Our Mission? To be the guiding light to generations of lawyers to thrive beyond the court room.
Nigeria currently graduates circa Five thousand lawyers annually through the
Faculties of Law in universities as well as law schools in Yola, Bayelsa, Enugu, Kano, Lagos and Abuja. In Nigeria today, there are circa Twenty-Eight Thousand Lawyers who are between the ages of 21 and 39 years old. However, the legal educational system does not adequately equip the law students with tools to handle the reality of legal practice in the midst of the ongoing worldwide digital evolution. There is a gap! The manner in which a question is phrased often determines the sort of answers that we arrive at. So the question we decided to ask is, What’s the Pivot Point?
OUR STORY SO FAR…… Over the years, to answer that question, we have created THREE NOTABLE PRODUCTS designed to bridge this gap.
- YOUNG WIGS CONFERENCE: This is a community of young lawyers designed to bridge the skills gap between young, upwardly mobile Lawyers and the realities of the practice of Law while encouraging innovation and creative skills for effective use of technology in today’s legal sphere. Since its informal inception, the Young Wigs Conference has grown into a community whose annual highlight is the gathering of young Nigerian lawyers, learning, sharing knowledge and helping one another, thereby attracting thousands of young lawyers and Law students alike. This year, our first product, the Young Wigs Conference is celebrating its FIFTH YEAR of overwhelming success of consistent value, free of all charges to the attendees, great publicity and praise from the Fourth Estate of the Realm and has consistently attracted the crème de la crème of the legal profession on a national scale.
OBJECTIVE: Provide a platform that offers participants an opportunity to build invaluable connections and extensive networking opportunities with leading practitioners in the industry, as well as in the technology space thus enhancing up to date practical knowledge of the key industry developments.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS:
- At the Conference, we converge Three major premises: LAW-BUSINESSTECHNOLOGY. Technological Legal innovations, Alternative futuristic law-business methods and developing the adaptability of lawyers to this alternative business format.
- Attendance to this conference has ALWAYS BEEN FREE for Five years thereby attracting circa 9,780 thousand lawyers physically and virtually. This has served as an attraction for Foundations and Corporate Social Responsibility inclined partners.
- This Conference is designed to benefit Young Lawyers between 1-7 Years of Call as well as 4th and 5th Year Undergraduate law students and Students of the Nigerian Law School. This is the first ever Law Conference of its kind, that is focused on building the technical skills of this demography of future lawyers.
- MASTERCLASS PODS: This product is a Virtual/ physical classroom that tutors young, upwardly mobile lawyers who seek a deeper understanding of how their legal practice is influenced and influences the evolving world around them. It was developed by popular demand, as a follow up to the ONE Day Conference. Here, indepth methods and processes of futuristic business methods are taught by veteran facilitators who share their wealth of experience through physical teaching as well as virtual sessions to improve the adaptability/evolution of lawyers. OBJECTIVE: Bridge the theoretical knowledge of law and the practical realities of the legal profession by direct transfer of unique life skills with everyday examples thus reducing the possibility of certain professional mistakes.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS:
- Our core focus is on practical aspects of “WHAT LAW SCHOOL DOESN’T TEACH!”.
- The Masterclasses converge on practical aspects of LAW-BUSINESS and TECHNOLOGY. Technological Legal innovations, Alternative futuristic law-business methods and Life skills aimed at developing the adaptability of lawyers to this alternative business format are taught.
- LEGALX Africa: This product is a platform that connects the right lawyers to the right clients while making it easy to access justice as well as easing the service of legal practice to all, no matter the cadre. It is a ONE STOP HUB where A NEW TRIBE of tech savvy lawyers maximise use of technology to reach the hinterland.
SO WHY SHOULD YOU GET ON THIS TRAIN AND PARTNER WITH US?
At the Legal Concierge, the aim has always been to spark a niche thought and elevate the content and quality of the practice of law in Nigeria. We are deliberately poised to enable lawyers think in futuristic terms and also help our tech enthusiast build applications that understand how legal practice can harness and maximise this opportunity to equip every lawyer to provide remote technology based bespoke services. The entire trajectory of all our products will create an easy space where like-minded individuals lead conversations that are idea-focused around issues in law, business, technology in a bid to further innovation and inspire tomorrow. We are building Africa’s Silicon Valley! With the huge number of lawyers as well as the explosion of homegrown tech enthusiasts, Nigeria is perfectly poised and positioned for this. Be a part of the buzz of knowledge of legalbusiness and legal-tech in this generation. We look forward to partnering with you.
THIS IS AN IDEA WHO TIME HAS COME!
Young Wigs Conference 2020 AGENDA
DATE: DECEMBER 12TH
9.00- 9.10am WELCOME ADDRESS-Inemesit Dike
A welcome speech to attendees that includes the concept of why young lawyers gather at the Young Wigs Conference every year.
9.10-9.15am FIFTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO COLLAGE
Video Collage that tells the story of our evolution by Senior lawyers who have been facilitated at contributed to the growth of Young Wigs Conference
9.15-9.45am KEYNOTE ADDRESS- Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi
This Year’s Theme is Legacy: What Law School Doesn’t Teach. Legacy can be defined as an inheritance left in a will; OR used to describe an applicant to a particular college or university who is regarded preferentially because the persons parent or other relative attended the same institute. Keynote Address will highlight how our choices today leave an inheritance for tomorrow. How every move we make, or we don’t make, leaves an impact on our generation as well as the generation that comes after us.
9.45-10.00am PRODUCT LAUNCH 10.00-10.20am SPECIAL GUEST REMARKS-CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS MR. OLUMIDE AKPATA
In the past five years, there have been seismic shifts in both national and global societal perspectives and many difficult issues we once let fallow, are now jostling for immediate attention. What can we do to teach, inspire and identify those who exhibit leadership traits?
10.20-11.20am PLENARY SESSION: LEGACY: THE ART OF LEGAL BUSINESS
An expose on the making of a prominent veteran of law and how the Torch is passed to another generation. Focus of this session is on systems for sustainability and continuity within the practice of Law.
–O.C.J OKOCHA S.A.N AND OROWHUO OKOCHA -CHIEF OLAWALE AKONI AND MABEL OKEREKE
11.20pm – 11.25am PRODUCT ADVERT
11.25am- 11.35am CLOSING REMARKS-Inemesit Dike
12.00pm-3.00pm BREAKOUT PRE-RECORDED MASTERCLASSES
|Welcome Address||A welcome speech to attendees that includes the concept of why young lawyers gather at the Young Wigs Conference every year.|
|Keynote Address||This Year’s Theme is Legacy. For our purposes Legacy is defined as an inheritance left in a will; an applicant to a particular college or university who is regarded preferentially because the persons parent or other relative attended the same institute. Address will highlight how our choices today leave an inheritance for tomorrow. How every move we make, or we don’t make, leaves an impact on our generation as well as the generation that comes after us. An expose on the legacy we hope to leave, as lawyers and as Nigerians.|
|5th Year Celebrations||Goodwill remarks by personalities who have worked with The Legal Concierge over the years and from those who have something to say about the conference.|
|Product Launch||LEGALX Africa: This is an UBER for Lawyers; an interacting platform that connects the right lawyers to the right clients thus improving the ease of legal practice while improving access justice to all, no matter the cadre. It is a ONE STOP HUB where A NEW TRIBE of tech savvy lawyers maximise use of technology to provide legal services to even the|
NBA PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS: CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS
An expose on today’s state of the Nation and practical steps on how young lawyers can contribute to the changes we all want to see. A lot has happened in the past five years-both
nationally and globally. Societal perspectives have shifted and difficult issues we once let fallow, are now jostling for immediate attention.
PLENARY SESSION: LEGACY: AN OLYMPIC TORCH OF LEGAL BUSINESS:
An expose on the making of a prominent veteran of law and how the Torch is passed to another generation. Audience will learn: Systems for sustainability within the practice of Law.
Welcome to the CURRICULUM OF THE FUTURE!!! These sessions have been clustered into THREE different groups and each group has a niche focus so choose wisely.
CLUSTER ONE: WHO MOVED MY FEE?
This is the cluster that focuses on how to make money and tips will be shared on the “how’s” as well as opportunities existing in various sectors of legal practice.
1. BEERS & BARS: THE ART OF THE DEAL
Art is the expression of human creativity in a visual form. If you are going to do more than dabble in the complex world of business, agreements and commercial trading, you have to be skilled in the arts of thinking. If you are going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think BIG. This is a conversation on deal making, (often made in Bars and over a shared bottle of beer, if you will…….) and how lawyers can maximize the opportunities therein.
2. OIL AND GAS FOR THE NON TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL
Oil and Gas has always been a crucial and prevalent topic in Nigeria. Even more so, with recent worldwide economic upheavals. This course teaches the various structures and key considerations for inhouse counsel and external solicitors in the Oil and Gas world.
Insolvency affords an insolvent debtor relief from and sometimes full discharge of debts upon his surrender for the benefit of his creditors of all his property not exempt by law. This course teaches practical steps on insolvency practice in Nigeria.
4. INTRICACIES OF PROJECT FINANCING
This course focuses on the preparation, the review of transaction documents in respect of the development of million dollar projects, Project Financing agreements between international institutions/consortiums within the Nigerian market.
5. THE UNTAUGHT FEATURES OF 21ST CENTURY LITIGATION
A candid expose of litigation in today’s world, in areas that are untaught in Law School.
6. LEGAL BUSINESS IN THE POWER SECTOR
The First law of Thermodynamics also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.. This Course discusses legal practice within the energy/power sector.
7. LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Everything you see started out as a Project. A project as “a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.” Therefore, all legal matters, regardless of the practice area, can be considered as projects.Today, In-house legal departments are under more and more pressure from CEOs and CFOs to “do more effective legal and compliance work at less cost”. Also, there are developments of new products and new ways to provide services to our clients.
LPM provides in-house lawyers with the means to adapt project management techniques in a legal context, to scope matters more accurately before starting substantive work, and manage the execution of the work more effectively, which helps them keep a lid on legal costs.
Audience will Learn: The science and art of organizing all the components of a legal project.
8. THE TAX COLLECTOR
This course explains the overview of tax practice in Nigeria. It enables the audience to deepen their interest and understanding in the practical aspects of tax regulations and compliance.
9. THE ART OF CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom one must observe -Marilyn vos Stewart.
This is an expose of the need and processes for Continuing Legal Education after being called to the Nigerian Bar.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY: DUET OR DUEL??
A deep dive discussion into a niche and interesting area of legal practice that highlights the interconnectivity between intellectual property and law.
CLUSTER TWO: DECODED
This is the cluster that is focuses on legal tech and innovations. The Legal landscape is not immune from the technological disruption which has beleaguered almost every other sector. New and emerging technologies are reshaping the legal profession providing an opportunity and demand for new skills and new voices to lead in the future, thus the confluence of business-technology-legal practice is critical to redesigning this narrative.
- BUILDING AFRICA’S SILICON VALLEY
This course highlights the necessity of lawyers in the melee of venture capitalists, Angel investors, as well as post launch application liabilities for Developers.
- CRACKING THE CODE:
From Manufacturing to Service; Technology to Transportation; Healthcare to Farming; and Financial to Legal service, AI is in the focus. This course teaches students to formulate technology-informed legal arguments and opinions. It includes topics such as algorithms, cloud computing, databases, networking, privacy, programming, scalability, security. Audience will learn: To understand the legal implications of technological decisions made by clients; Understand how the work developers do and the technological solutions they employ, may impact the lawyer’s clients; become an informed contributor to technology driven conversations. This course teaches students to formulate technology-informed legal arguments and opinions. It includes topics such as algorithms, cloud computing, databases, networking, privacy, programming, scalability, security.
Audience will learn: To understand the legal implications of technological decisions made by clients; Understand how the work developers do and the technological solutions they employ, may impact the lawyer’s clients; Become an informed contributor to technology-driven conversations.
3. SMART CONTRACTS /BLOCKCHAIN
A Smart contract is a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. Smart contracts, through the use of a decentralized system (Blockchain), allow the performance of credible transactions, the exchange of money, property, shares, or anything of value in a transparent, conflict-free way while avoiding the services of a middleman. AUDIENCE WILL LEARN : to develop skill sets and Tools that evolve existing systems into digital versions that support your local needs and purposes
4. THE VIRTUAL WALL STREET
AI is the science that lets machines do things that would otherwise, require intelligence by man. New and emerging technologies are reshaping the Financial Industry as even Five year olds with the help of AI, can buy and invest in today’s financial world. The confluence of business, technology and legal practice is critical to redesigning this Virtual Wall Street.
Audience will learn: This course teaches how can lawyers fulfill this demand for new skills and new financial voices to lead in the future.
- African Legal Tech: Opportunities : A bite size talk that discusses the opportunities within legal tech in Africa
- African Legal Tech : Big Steps, Little Feet: A bite sized conversation on the challenges faced by innovators in African Legal Tech and ways to properly maximise scarce opportunities.
CLUSTER THREE: NEURON -LAW
This is the “fun” section that focuses on soft “brain-instruction” skills that law school does not teach you; skills that you need for successful career progression and life in general.
1. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT-WORK PLACE ETIQUETTE
This course focuses on pretty basic, everyday work etiquettes but very critical for career progression.
2. LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT
So now you are a lawyer and really want to be your own boss…now what? This course teaches you practical ways of growing and managing your lawfirm while building a true legacy.
- LEGACY STORIES
Legacy Stories is an expose on the legacy that young lawyers are building, with emphasis on the journey as a Lawyer, past failures, unique and divergent paths that have been taken and the world they hope to create, as lawyers and as Nigerians. “Every move we make, or we don’t make, leaves an impact on our generation as well as the generation that comes after us”-Inemesit Dike
4. THE MAKING OF A MAESTRO
An open-hearted discussion about the life and Times of a Legal Maestro: Thoughts, Mistakes and failures too. Video coverage will include family, work and leisure time.
Our deepest gratitude goes to God Almighty for grit and grace of consistent excellence.
To all our wonderful Facilitators who have helped us beat the odds at this virtual conference; some of whom have even defied the COVID 19 pandemic by facilitating sessions while in isolation. You all are the true heroes.
Thank you to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr. Olumide Akpata , the Nigerian Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum and their Chairman Tobi Adebowale
We are deeply grateful to all our supporters and team members but we must say a special thanks to Pastor George Izunwa and his family, Hon. Nimi Walson Jack, O.C.J Okocha S.A.N, Mr. George Etomi, our digital partners – Cogito Ergo Sum , Our Frist Class Talk Service Provider- Lipservice Communications, The Nigerian Laywer and Mr. Damilare Ojo.
To you our faithful attendees – the reason we do what we do. There will be no us without you!
To my family for simply loving me through this wild pioneer journey and for encouraging my belief in a Tech Future, you are invaluable and irreplaceable.
Once again thank you and God bless you all!
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