Access to Justice: Advancing the Frontiers of Pro bono Conference
‘Access to Justice: Advancing the Frontiers of Pro bono’ scheduled to take place on Thursday 19th September 2013 in City Hall, Lagos.
Legal Aid Council was established under the Legal Aid Decree No. 56 of 1976, amended by Cap 205 1990 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and replaced in 2011 by the Legal Aid Act 2011. Section 18 of the Legal Aid Act promotes the provision of voluntary professional services, by legal practitioners, without payment or at a reduced fee for the public good, otherwise known as conducting cases on Pro bono basis.
Pro bono services are requisite tools in providing adequate legal services to indigent Nigerians, tackling the insurgencies arising in Nigerian prisons due to the high number of awaiting trial inmates. It is also a means for assisting financially disadvantaged and vulnerable persons in the society to have formal access to the justice system, knowledge of legal rights and obligations, and the right to enforce and claim their rights.
This Conference is aimed at sensitizing government and non-governmental agencies as well as the general public on the importance and invaluable benefits of pro bono services to the society. It will serve as an avenue to encourage legal practitioners to offer pro bono services and increase the general awareness of pro bono services.
INVITATION TO SPONSOR OR PART SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE
The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria in conjunction with the Governing Board, under the Chairmanship of Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), solicit your support in steering the Council towards discharging her mandate, in line with the enabling Act, by providing succour to the indigent Nigerian through the provision of free legal services.
The Council hereby seeks your financial backing towards the hosting of this Conference
You are invited to identify with this novel approach by selecting an item on the list below and be branded in our magazine and Conference Brochure.
All cheques should be issued Legal Aid Council Conference Fund A. For direct transfers please use the details below:
A/C Name: Legal Aid Council Conference Fund A
A/C No: 1013099287
Sort Code: 057080015