Nigeria Bar Association: Payment of Bar Practicing Fees and Compulsory Branch Registration
This is to inform you that the annual payment for the Bar Practicing fees by all lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar has commenced from January 1st to March 3st, 2014
All Legal Practitioners enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria whether in private,public or corporate practice are required to pay practicing fees on yearly basis,pursuant to Rules 9 (1)-(3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Payment for 2014 Practicing Fees can be made through any of the following bnks with their respective account details as follows:
1. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc - Account No. 0024525526
2. Acces Bank Plc - ccount No. 0000976716
Legal Practitioners are expcted to pay their Prcticing Fees in full before the 31st of March, 204 failing which defaulters risk the forfeiture of every right which a Legal Practitioner enjoys in Court,corporate practice or an in-house counsel) and loss of other rights and privileges generally.
All Legal Practitioners re also reminded that failure to pay their practicing Fees as at when due constitutes a gross act of Professional Misconduct and it will be so treated.
SCHEDULE OF FEES:
a. Senior Advocate of Nigeria aand Honourble Benchers - N50,000.00
b. Legal Practitioners of 155 years 0r more standing post call - N25,000.00
c. Legal Practitioners of 10 years or more standing,but less than 15 years post-call - N17,500.00
d. Legl Practitioners of 5 years or more standing,but less than 10 years post-call-N10,000.00
e. Legal Practitioners of less than 5 years standing post-call- N5,000.00
It is imperative to note that Legal Practitioners who have not registered with a branch where he/she practices,wprks or resides should do so. (See list of NBA Branch and their contact on the NBA website -www.nigerian.org.ng)
Take note that the bank teller to be filled for the purpose of payment of practicing
fee shall have the following information
1. Name of the lawyers fully stated (not initial)
2. Year of call
3. Name on call certificate
Take further notice that a copy of the bank teller of each depositor should be forwarded to the appropriate branch where the lawyer registered.
For further enquires please contact: 08175751180 and 08166818620