The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, LPPC, has released a shortlist of 130 lawyers qualified for the award of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, rank for 2021.
This was issued in a memo by the Acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Bello, on Wednesday.
She said the list comprising 95 lawyers in the advocate category and 35 in the academy category was drawn after the first stage of the appointment process.
“The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee by this notice makes an announcement on the shortlisted candidates that qualified after both the advocate filtration stages and academic pre-qualification exercise, preparatory to the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for the year 2021.”
All qualified candidates shortlisted were “graded under the category system” of the LPPC, Ms Bello said.
The final list of the successful ones among the shortlisted candidates will be announced in October.
Ms Bello invited members of the public “to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence” of the shortlisted candidates.
All of such comments must reach the LPPC secretariat or the committee’s email not later than 4p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, she said.
The notice added that “any complaint (s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a court of record in Nigeria”.