By Oladayo Ogungbe
I am thinking; NBA as an organisation of professionals has a very wider scope of area of practice. However, over the years some individuals have been able to carve a niche for themselves in various areas of practice. Nevertheless, the leadership of the NBA must be the one that understands every facet of our practice in order to feel our pulse in a bid to address the challenges head-on particular from the source.
For instance, you cannot as a lawyer, address the issue of synergy between the Bar and the Bench in relation to delay in litigation and addressing all manners of tactics used by lawyers to frustrate and elongate a case, if you have never appeared in court in your over 20years of practice. Even though I concede that having litigation experience should not be a factor or criteria for contesting for the highest position of the NBA, but you will agree with me that for an NBA President not have that court experience at all as lawyer is clearly a danger to the NBA highest leadership.
We are therefore, confronted with candidates with various degree of experience but one of these candidates, has traversed both the solicitorship and the litigation areas of our practice. He certainly knows where the shoes pinches and he can certainly address our concern in all facets. The choice is staring us in the face.