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Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by speedyconnect3: 7:45pm On Dec 11, 2018
Bianda24:
I left Bwari law school for something very lucrative. Today, I am made but I need to go back to school to complete my LL. B.

You left law school and still want to go for LLB ?
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by speedyconnect3: 8:00pm On Dec 11, 2018
kense88:
Keke drivers actually earn much more than most lawyers in this country.

Dey one side oga.

What do you know?


We are talking about something sustainable, a career and you are saying another thing...
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 9:54pm On Dec 11, 2018
TissuePaper:
i've actually asked myself these questions but I just want to know if when I become a lawyer things will be a bit easy financially

seriously these questions you are asking should have been asked 2- 3yrs ago while you were still In year 2or 3 and still comfortably being fed by your parents. I'm guessing you were still being freaked about wearing black and white in the uni?

Anyway its isn't too late right now .

For about 80% of young wigs in especially those who dont have rich parents, the first few years are filled with back breaking work and very little pay
If you are smart maybe after 5years you hit it big and begin to live well. The work doesn't get any easier but it standard of living gets better.

secondly I doubt any top lawyer in Nigeria today didn't get their hands soiled or do dirty work for corrupt billionaires or politicians.

Most young lawyers I know have a side hustle. Even if its against the rules of the profession, the jobs they get at firms pay peanuts.

so you have two options:
1: start a side hustle now in your final year. this one year before law school will be a time you can comfortably grow one without the stress of financial needs popping up. At least you still dey chop mama thank you.
If your side hustle peaks, abandon law school next year. Let it grow point you can put people in charge of it to finish your education.

That's is if you are really desperate for money and can't be patient enough to pay the price of hustling for a few years before your big break.

2 if you are really passionate about law you might have to figure out how to either run your business and law school together or just go through law school and focus on getting good grades.

Whatever you chose to do now start building CONNECTIONS IS VERY IMPORTANT. In Nigeria na the koko

Get mentors now .

There are some lawyers in Nigeria who will be willing to advice you based on their own experiences.

The second is hard work and focus.

Most lawyers stay poor and miserable because they can't think outside the box and can't work smart.
So they blame the system and everything within it.
They forget that life isn't fair and the days of oppressing people with your white and black on campus are over.

Its a dog eat dog world and only the most resilient survive.

So you better act fast.

The most important thing is to always pray

pray for wisdom to make the right choices

pray for the right connections to 'waltz' into your life ( like king David ) and also be ready to deliver and show you abilities.

Pray for strength to never give up on the hustle

and finally pray for opportunities to come with little efforts or no lip service.

stay blessed

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Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 9:56pm On Dec 11, 2018
TissuePaper:
lol queenfav I also need your opinion o, I know you studied law

buygala is also a lawyer .
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 10:01pm On Dec 11, 2018
Softhands:
There are lots of cases lying fallow in the police station...some wrongly accued of what they never did...start by owning a Twitter account...tell people to report cases of police brutality...build your portfolio, na you go see work run sef... No be money? You go chop you go tire!

oga the reality in Nigeria is that people prefer to bribe the police with 50k or 100k than to spend money and time chasing smoke by sueing the police force
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 10:18pm On Dec 11, 2018
Osarieme415:
I will say it depends on the branch of law practise you want to specialize in, and the kind of law firm you find yourself in. If you happen to work in the ivy-league corporate firms on Lagos Island e.g Templars, Aelex, Banwo and Ighodalo etc., you will love the profession. But you must have distinguished yourself in academics for you to be considered e.g a first class in Uni or Law School.
But the litigation firms will task you. And many of them without corporate appeal pay peanuts. But litigation is a time- rewarding venture, as you hone your skills in advocacy, clients will pursue you. Many insist ADR is the real thing but I believe Nigerians are not conciliatory by nature. It still get tied up in court litigation.

P.S. I am a Lawyer, completed NYSC this year, and I am yet to get a law firm in which to practice. Please help my life, I believe my helper is here. I want to work in 2019. God bless you as you help me

why don't you just attach yourself to a firm and work probono

I don't think they would mind free services instead of sitting at home and hoping for bread
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 10:21pm On Dec 11, 2018
Osarieme415:
I will say it depends on the branch of law practise you want to specialize in, and the kind of law firm you find yourself in. If you happen to work in the ivy-league corporate firms on Lagos Island e.g Templars, Aelex, Banwo and Ighodalo etc., you will love the profession. But you must have distinguished yourself in academics for you to be considered e.g a first class in Uni or Law School.
But the litigation firms will task you. And many of them without corporate appeal pay peanuts. But litigation is a time- rewarding venture, as you hone your skills in advocacy, clients will pursue you. Many insist ADR is the real thing but I believe Nigerians are not conciliatory by nature. It still get tied up in court litigation.

P.S. I am a Lawyer, completed NYSC this year, and I am yet to get a law firm in which to practice. Please help my life, I believe my helper is here. I want to work in 2019. God bless you as you help me

why don't you just attach yourself to a firm and work probono

I don't think they would mind free services instead of sitting at home and hoping for bread

As for those big firms it is mainly their friends kids that rise within the firm

does smart kids without connect within the firm na them dey do all the hardwork for office.
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by kense88: 10:21pm On Dec 11, 2018
speedyconnect3:


Dey one side oga.

What do you know?


We are talking about something sustainable, a career and you are saying another thing...
Sorry ooh, if you are lawyer. But do you mean a sustainable miserable standard of living ? Sustainable career my ass

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Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by InvertedHammer: 2:29am On Dec 12, 2018
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Pretty much every university in Nigeria has a Department of Law churning out intelligent and sometimes, half-baked lawyers. It doesn't help that in some cases, some went into the profession with the wrong mindset mostly at the goading of overzealous parents.

There are more lawyers than cases. Adjournments alone are enough to discourage people from seeking legal redress in Nigeria. Throw in corruption and incessant judicial strikes, then you get a society with no need for lawyers. The ones in successful practice protect their territories--no connection, no job. A lot of them are moving into the unregulated real estate business out of frustration. Everything jagajaga!
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Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by TissuePaper: 3:27am On Dec 12, 2018
generationz:


seriously these questions you are asking should have been asked 2- 3yrs ago while you were still In year 2or 3 and still comfortably being fed by your parents. I'm guessing you were still being freaked about wearing black and white in the uni?

Anyway its isn't too late right now .

For about 80% of young wigs in especially those who dont have rich parents, the first few years are filled with back breaking work and very little pay
If you are smart maybe after 5years you hit it big and begin to live well. The work doesn't get any easier but it standard of living gets better.

secondly I doubt any top lawyer in Nigeria today didn't get their hands soiled or do dirty work for corrupt billionaires or politicians.

Most young lawyers I know have a side hustle. Even if its against the rules of the profession, the jobs they get at firms pay peanuts.

so you have two options:
1: start a side hustle now in your final year. this one year before law school will be a time you can comfortably grow one without the stress of financial needs popping up. At least you still dey chop mama thank you.
If your side hustle peaks, abandon law school next year. Let it grow point you can put people in charge of it to finish your education.

That's is if you are really desperate for money and can't be patient enough to pay the price of hustling for a few years before your big break.

2 if you are really passionate about law you might have to figure out how to either run your business and law school together or just go through law school and focus on getting good grades.

Whatever you chose to do now start building CONNECTIONS IS VERY IMPORTANT. In Nigeria na the koko

Get mentors now .

There are some lawyers in Nigeria who will be willing to advice you based on their own experiences.

The second is hard work and focus.

Most lawyers stay poor and miserable because they can't think outside the box and can't work smart.
So they blame the system and everything within it.
They forget that life isn't fair and the days of oppressing people with your white and black on campus are over.

Its a dog eat dog world and only the most resilient survive.

So you better act fast.

The most important thing is to always pray

pray for wisdom to make the right choices

pray for the right connections to 'waltz' into your life ( like king David ) and also be ready to deliver and show you abilities.

Pray for strength to never give up on the hustle

and finally pray for opportunities to come with little efforts or no lip service.

stay blessed
damn, your words hit the spot, are you also a lawyer? Let's get married smiley
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by TissuePaper: 3:29am On Dec 12, 2018
generationz:


buygala is also a lawyer .
cc.buygala
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by TissuePaper: 3:34am On Dec 12, 2018
hardbody:


I will be willing to provide whatever guidance as I may be able to garner within my limited constraints. We can take it from there. Have a blessed morning
okay, thank you sir, I'll be sure to mention you when the time comes.. Can you please dignify me with just a follow back
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by TissuePaper: 3:41am On Dec 12, 2018
InvertedHammer:
/.
Pretty much every university in Nigeria has a Department of Law churning out intelligent and sometimes, half-baked lawyers. It doesn't help that in some cases, some went into the profession with the wrong mindset mostly at the goading of overzealous parents.

There are more lawyers than cases. Adjournments alone are enough to discourage people from seeking legal redress in Nigeria. Throw in corruption and incessant judicial strikes, then you get a society with no need for lawyers. The ones in successful practice protect their territories--no connection, no job. A lot of them are moving into the unregulated real estate business out of frustration. Everything jagajaga!
/
lol, @bolded, but I do get your point.
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by hardbody: 8:55am On Dec 12, 2018
TissuePaper:
okay, thank you sir, I'll be sure to mention you when the time comes.. Can you please dignify me with just a follow back

I struggle to understand the value attached to following and following back. I do not generally do that. No offence intended.
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by generationz(f): 9:54am On Dec 12, 2018
TissuePaper:
damn, your words hit the spot, are you also a lawyer? Let's get married smiley
lol , no I'm not
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by TissuePaper: 2:34pm On Dec 12, 2018
hardbody:


I struggle to understand the value attached to following and following back. I do not generally do that. No offence intended.
true i was like that once, the significance is that you get to see the person's posts and shares and also you get to send the person a mail directly...it's okay if you're not cool with following me back tho, nothing spoil smiley
Re: How Lucrative Is The Legal Profession? by Yamahbash(m): 7:10am On Jun 13
cameeeeel:
Yamah Muhammad Basheer..... hw Is practice sha... its Kamil Olayinka.... P48... TM, Abass nd Alfulany friend.
h

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