Dear Nigerian Lawyers, Here’s How to Market Your Law Practice Without “Advertising”

The 2007 Nigeria Rules of Professional Conduct for Nigerian Lawyers prohibit certain types of advertising by Nigerian lawyers. For example, a lawyer is not allowed to distribute circulars and bills, or advertise on TV and newspapers. However, the Rules also provides that a lawyer may write articles for publications, or participate in radio and televisionContinue reading “Dear Nigerian Lawyers, Here’s How to Market Your Law Practice Without “Advertising””

When Judges Google Evidence, Do Inadmissible Evidence Remain “Unadmitted”?

Yesterday, I was working on a jury instruction, a portion of it read: “You must decide the facts based on the evidence admitted in this trial. Do not do any research on your own or as a group. Do not use dictionaries, the Internet, or other reference materials. Do not investigate the case or conductContinue reading “When Judges Google Evidence, Do Inadmissible Evidence Remain “Unadmitted”?”

WANT TO GIVE SPEECHES AS POWERFUL AS MICHELLE OBAMA’S? HERE ARE FIVE TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED

On Monday night, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing speech that is still making headlines today. Compare this with the reaction last week when Melania Trump gave hers. Even before the crowd at the convention center learned that Melania plagiarized Ms. Obama’s speech, half of them were so uninspired by her speech that theyContinue reading “WANT TO GIVE SPEECHES AS POWERFUL AS MICHELLE OBAMA’S? HERE ARE FIVE TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED”

Meet Chika Ugonwa, Lagos Immigration Lawyer and Entrepreneur

Chika Editor’s Note:In Nigeria, it is not often that you hear of a young lawyer whose clients don’t mind having her flight tickets included in their bills. Such privileges are accorded only Senior Advocates and highly experienced attorneys. But because of her specialized area of practice and her dedication to her clients, Chika Ugonwa, aContinue reading “Meet Chika Ugonwa, Lagos Immigration Lawyer and Entrepreneur”

Meet David Ifedilinwoke, Aba Real Estate Lawyer Who Played a Pivotal Role in My Most Fulfilling Case

David Ifedilinwoke Editor’s Note: It was 2010. I was in my mid-twenties practicing law in a private law firm in Aba, Nigeria. On this day, I had just finished a hearing in court and was getting my gown and wig ready to head towards the door when some young men approached me. I recognized themContinue reading “Meet David Ifedilinwoke, Aba Real Estate Lawyer Who Played a Pivotal Role in My Most Fulfilling Case”

Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy

In this post, I condemned the unethical manner media companies like TMZ conduct their businesses–by feeding on the misery and weakness of celebrities. So when last month I read The New Yorker’s The Digital Dirt How TMZ gets the videos and photos that celebrities want to hide, I gave a fist pump excited that theContinue reading “Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy”

A Reader Sent Me This Heartbreaking Story About His Sister in Response to My Blog on Immigration-Marriage Fraud

Editor’s note: When I was writing this post I was worried that it may come off as judgmental, that people who engage in the act condemned in it will dismiss it as a self-righteous post by someone who has never been in their shoes, a privileged girl who would not understand what leads a manContinue reading “A Reader Sent Me This Heartbreaking Story About His Sister in Response to My Blog on Immigration-Marriage Fraud”

Marrying For Green Card, Is It Worth It?

A few months ago, I got a call from a colleague about one of his friends, Ike (not real name). Ike had gotten himself in a mess. A Nigerian living as an illegal immigrant in the United States, Ike had recently married a U.S.legal resident and only months into the marriage, his wife caught himContinue reading “Marrying For Green Card, Is It Worth It?”

Legal Reasons Why You Should Consider Deleting Your Facebook Account

Some months ago, I got a phone call from a married Facebook friend (She is more than a friend in real life). She was worried about a video–the content of which was akin to porn–that had been posted on her Facebook wall without her consent or knowledge. Though she didn’t know the actors in theContinue reading “Legal Reasons Why You Should Consider Deleting Your Facebook Account”

Linda Ikeji’s N600,000,000 House: The Law of Compensation, The Streisand Effect etc.

Last year, I blogged about Linda’s purchase of a 24 million Naira car and how she was such an inspiration to young people. In the blog, I told a story of how Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo suggested that blogging wasn’t a job when political blogger Omojuwa told him he blogged for a living. Linda’sContinue reading “Linda Ikeji’s N600,000,000 House: The Law of Compensation, The Streisand Effect etc.”