Oyebode leads discourse on mentoring of young lawyers

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Nigeria’s foremost corporate lawyer, Gbenga Oyebode will lead the discourse in the 2021 Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law Conference(NBA-SBL) mentoring session on the high and low points of legal practice. The discourse is expected to span across three generations of Nigerian lawyers.

The Council of NBA-SBLand the 2021 Conference Planning Committee made this revelation as they announced the official opening of registration for the 15th Annual Business Law Conference scheduled to hold on Wednesday July 14th and Thursday, July 15th, 2021, with the theme: “Re-tooling Businesses for Change; Leveraging the Tech Explosion”.

According to the statement, the conference which is a hybrid of virtual and in-person attendance, boasts of a remarkable lineup of local and international speakers from the legal, tech and business communities, with equally stimulating sessions curated to generate thought-provoking conversations, as participants explore the fast-developing relationship between frontier technologies across the world and the business law space.

It stated further that topics for discussion include, Alternative currencies in the digital age; The Future of Digital Financial Services & Financial Inclusion, Technology and the future of elections in Nigeria: E-Voting, mail voting; as well as a session on “Tech Innovation and E-Governance”; which will be attended by the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

“One of the highpoints of the conference is a Special Mentoring Session, showcasing three generations of business lawyers who would spotlight and x-ray the lows and highs of leadership and practice development across a Fireside Chat and a Q&A session with the younger lawyers;

Hosting this session as moderators are, the current Chairman of the NBA-SBL, Ayuli Jemide and Tobenna Erojikwe, Chairman Board of Governors, ICLE who, speaking to the trio of Gbenga Oyebode, Asue Ighodalo, and Myma Belo-Osagie, will be x-raying and interrogating some transformational and leadership issues at the core of the development of legal practice and practitioners in Nigeria. While on the other hand, a representative of the younger generation of lawyers, Oyeyemi Aderibigbe, Chairperson, NBA-SBL Young Lawyers Committee will anchor a Q&A Session aimed at digging deep and querying various other issues relating to young lawyers”.

The virtual conference which will take place on Whova and Zoom will feature various hot topics, Multi-Interactive Rooms, Virtual Networking Meetings, an Online Exhibition Space for Virtual Participants, as well as several Media Highlights and Social Events for both virtual and in-Person attendees.
The 15th Conference of the NBA-SBL indeed promises an opportunity to learn, discuss and network with like-minded professionals and business executives within various industries and across several jurisdictions. Take advantage of the early access and register here now or visit conference.nbasbl.org for more details.

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