Judges’ Seminar in Lagos State Gets Government Funding

Monday 13 April 2015

Monthly judges’ seminars are conducted for Fast Track Court judges in order to assist the enhancement of their knowledge and capacity for handling technical and complex commercial cases.

Experts in law have been invited to develop a resource guide for the training through the review of statutes, case law, rules and codes that will be useful and relevant for the participating judges. Since it was introduced seven topics have been presented.

Continuous feedback from the judges has shown how impactful and beneficial the seminars have been to them particularly as the topics presented are not in their primary areas of expertise. The Chief Judge of Lagos State has decided that starting from next quarter the seminars will be replicated in all divisions of the Lagos High Court at the judiciary’s cost. 

“This interactive exchange of ideas and methods is very important. The problem is not knowledge of the law on which Judges are well versed but to fine-tune the practical application of the law to the various scenarios they may have been or will be confronted with in their courts”

Hon. Justice Adenike Josephine Coker (Mrs.)

Head/Coordinator of the Fast Track Commercial, Revenue, Mortgage Division of the Lagos High Court

“I looked forward to the monthly judges’ seminar and I have not been disappointed.   I greatly benefitted from the paper delivered by Yemi Candide-Johnson SAN on the ‘Mechanics of Enforcement by Garnishee Proceedings in Nigeria’. I have learnt new things from this seminar.”

Hon. Justice O. A. Williams

Judge, Fast Track Commercial, Revenue, Mortgage Division, Lagos High Court