Our lawyers are carefully chosen in close collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association. We remind our lawyers of the essential professional ethics and conduct that must be observed while representing the beneficiaries. We emphasise the fact that Pro Bono legal services is an essential aspect of law practice and that they must put in so much diligence and professionalism while representing the beneficiaries. Our lawyers committed to provide services to the beneficiaries without having to collect money from them under any guise or circumstance. Our lawyers are not paid; however, we have put in place incentives to encouraging them to keep up the good works of pro bono by ensuring that they get capacity building for better law practice.
We believe in team work and always ensure that we identify and work with the right organisations and persons in building the culture of Pro Bono in Nigeria. Apart from lawyers and law firms and the Nigerian Bar Association we are presently working with the following organisations:
- Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI)
- Human Rights Radio
- Public Complaint’s Commission
- National Human Rights Commission
- Legal Aid Council of Nigeria
- National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
EDUGIE TEMITOPE AMIHERE
Edugie is a Legal Practitioner with extensive experience in Litigation, Corporate/ Commercial Practice and Project Management within the Justice Sector. She was the Nigerian Consultant on the DFID funded British Council project on the Lagos State Magistracy culminating in the Magistrate Court Laws of Lagos State 2007. She was also Operations Manager with the Lagos Archives and Property Litigation Registry (a company set up by the Justice Research Institute and the Lagos State Judiciary for the management of the archives of the High Court of Lagos State). She is currently the Project Officer with the Pro bono Clearing House with oversight over the operations of the Building a Culture of Pro bono in Nigeria project in Kaduna, Kebbi and Abuja(FCT).
ESTHER OJONOKA OMALE
Esther Omale is a Legal Practitioner with experience in litigation, corporate services, and provision of pro bono services to women, children and the underprivileged in the society. She holds an L.LB Degree from the Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. During her National Youth Service, she worked with Haske Chambers (Legal Practitioners), Bida, Niger State between 2009 and 2010. After this, she worked with the law firm of with Isaac Okpanachi & Co. (Legal Practitioners and Solicitors) 2010-2018. She is currently a Project Officer with the Pro Bono Clearing House, where she oversees the operation of the Building a Culture of Pro Bono Project in Abuja (FCT). She is married with two children and lives in the city of Abuja.
Halima is currently the State Coordinator of Building a Culture of Pro Bono Project in Kaduna State. She is a legal Practitioner with experience in litigation, corporate and commercial practices. She obtained her LLB from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and BL. from the Nigerian Law School Kano campus. She is the Head of Chambers of A. O. Ibitoye & Company, a firm of corporate solicitors in Kaduna state.
Morka Loveth Ogo is a legal practitioner with extensive experience in litigation and arbitration. She graduated from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She attended the Nigeria Law School Lagos campus. She also holds Msc International Relations and Diplomacy from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. She is currently the Head of Chambers Almustapha and Co Law Chambers and Notaries Public, Sokoto State. She is the Sokoto State Coordinator, Building a Culture of Pro Bono Project in Nigeria.
MUTIU OLUWALOGBON AKINSANYA, ESQ
Mutiu graduated from the Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto winning the Muktar Shagari prize for the best graduating student from the Faculty of Law in 2012. He has been actively involved in ensuring that the indigents access justice from his Youth Corps days. For this reason, he was appointed the Assistant Coordinator of the Nigerian Law School Law Clinic Yenagoa Campus in May, 2014 and the Assistant Coordinator, of the National Youth Service Corps Legal Aid Community Development Service in August 2014. He cut his teeth as a legal practitioner at Alegeh &Co (Legal Practitioners and Notaries Public) where he was employed as an associate in November 2014 and in July 2016; he rose to become the Head of Chambers of the Abuja Office. He is presently the Programme Coordinator.
STEPHANIE DOOFAN ADZEGE
Stephanie Adzege is the Project Assistant of Building the Culture of Pro Bono project in Nigeria. Prior to this time, she was a volunteer at the Women Environmental Program as a program assistant under the Volunteering and Mentorship Programme of 2018 where she organized programme meetings, maintained familiarity of program budget, etc. She was an Administrative Assistant at Knowledge Beyond Limited for two years where her major duties were maintaining accurate and reliable files of all financial, Scheduled and coordinated meetings, interviews, appointments, events and other similar activities for program staff, which also include travel, accommodation, transport and meals arrangements etc. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations from the Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic and holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy. She is passionate about offering Humanitarian Services to children and the less privilege.