Lawyers no longer need stamp and seal as NBA amend rules

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The President of the Nigerian Bar Association Olumide Akpata says the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers has not been amended.

In a statement released on behalf of the Bar, the NBA President urged all lawyers to remain calm and continue to conduct their affairs in the same manner as they did prior to the notice of an instrument alleging the amendment.


On Saturday, the legal community was confronted with the news of a gazette which was said to have emanated from the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on the amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 especially on the requirement of STAMP AND SEAL for lawyers.


According to the new rule, lawyers are no longer required to have an NBA stamp and seal on their  court related documents.


In its reaction, the NBA notes that the AGF cannot unilaterally amend the rules.


The NBA President further stated that the Bar is consulting with the AGF on the issue and would give further updates in the coming days.

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