As part of the commitment towards improving the earning capacity of lawyers in Nigeria, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (with the approval of the National Executive Committee) recently set up a Remuneration Committee (the “Committee”). The Committee is to, broadly speaking, design a workable and enforceable framework under which lawyers will (i) charge the right fees for their legal services using acceptable and realistic metrics; and (ii) ensure that those fees, when earned, trickle down, in terms of reasonable living wages and emoluments, to those who work with, or for, the lawyers.
Since setting up the Committee, the Committee has been meeting periodically to deliver on this mandate. As part of that process and in order to get inputs from lawyers themselves, the Committee has (a) put together a questionnaire to be completed by lawyers; and (b) appointed a consultant, Viisaus Technology Limited, to carry out a random survey amongst lawyers via phone calls and other means.
The questionnaire and survey process are important to the Committee. The NBA therefore encourages you to kindly participate in the process and cooperate with the consultants, if contacted.
Kindly click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddPokX_HPs_xzh-MbQBrle3sukC3GsuMjyXKCY9xey5W_Kdg/viewform to complete the remuneration and scale of charges questionnaire before 18th July 2021.
The consultants will not ask for any banking or other sensitive information, and all information provided will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Nigerian Bar Association