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Nigerian Law Society (NLS)

The Nigerian Law Society (NLS) stands as the premier professional association for legal practitioners in Nigeria, representing a collective of lawyers who are enrolled as Barristers and Solicitors of the Supreme Court under the Legal Practitioners Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

Nigerian Law Society (NLS) – Lawyers in Nigeria

Led by a dedicated Council of elected representatives from across the country, the NLS is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity within the legal profession, while advocating for the interests of its members and the broader legal community.

Members of the Nigerian Law Society benefit from a comprehensive range of services and support tailored to enhance their legal careers and professional development. These include access to continuing legal education programs, valuable networking opportunities, and a vast array of legal resources and publications.

The Nigerian Law Society holds a steadfast commitment to promoting excellence, professionalism, and the rule of law throughout Nigeria. It invites legal professionals to join its esteemed community and collaborate towards a future that encompasses justice, fairness, and equal opportunity for all Nigerians.

The vision of the Nigerian Law Society (NLS) is rooted in a future where the rule of law is firmly embedded in the fabric of Nigerian society, ensuring accessible justice for all citizens. Recognizing the vital role the legal profession plays in achieving this vision, the NLS aims to cultivate excellence, professionalism, and integrity within the legal community, ultimately paving the way for a brighter future for all Nigerians.

Nigerian Law Society (NLS) – Law Firms & Lawyers in Nigeria

The society envisions a transparent, accountable, and responsive legal system that caters to the needs of the people. To realize this vision, the NLS collaborates closely with the government, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to advocate for improved access to justice, the protection of human rights, and the advancement of the rule of law.

As the premier professional association for legal practitioners in Nigeria, the NLS places great emphasis on upholding the highest ethical standards within the legal profession. It is dedicated to equipping its members with the necessary support, resources, and training to excel in their careers.

The NLS firmly believes that by working collectively, it can forge a society characterized by fairness, justice, and equality, where the rights and interests of all Nigerians are protected and upheld. With an unwavering commitment to turning this vision into a reality, the Nigerian Law Society invites legal professionals across the nation to join forces in this noble mission.

Nigerian Law Society (NLS) – Law Firms & Lawyers in Nigeria

The NLS has set forth a comprehensive mission and objectives that guide its activities:

Mission: To continually develop and implement strategies that assist lawyers in fulfilling their professional and social responsibilities, with the ultimate goal of achieving a just and egalitarian society based on international best practices.


  • To be the foremost body of lawyers in Nigeria.
  • To enhance and uphold the dignity of the legal profession and the welfare of legal practitioners.
  • To protect and defend human rights through legal support and interventions.
  • To engage in advocacy for a just and egalitarian society, promoting the observance of the rule of law.
  • To facilitate access to justice for vulnerable individuals.

The Nigerian Law Society remains steadfast in its dedication to supporting the administration of justice, advancing the legal profession through continuing legal education and training, advocating for democratic reforms, and strengthening the nation’s institutional framework. Additionally, it seeks opportunities to collaborate and partner with individuals, organizations, and institutions at local, regional, national, continental, and international levels to achieve its overarching aims.

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Address: 73 Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi 900108, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.