Legal practitioners who wish to apply for the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the year 2021 are to pay a non-refundable processing fee of N600,000.
Daily Tracker News reports that this was disclosed in a notice from the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, which called for applications for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for the year 2021.
Each applicant will pay the N600,000 processing fee, according to the notice signed by the Secretary of the LPPC and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadiza Mustapha.
The LPPC is currently rounding off the process of selecting the successful lawyers for the conferment of the rank for the year 2020.
The LPPC had on September 23 released the first shortlist of 137 candidates who applied for the SAN rank in 2020.
The final list is to emerge after the interview of the candidates comprising 116 advocate and 21 academic applicants, among other selection procedures.
The notice said the LPPC is making a formal call for SAN applications preparatory to the award of the rank for the year 2021 in line with the combined provisions of Section 5 (2) of the Legal Practitioners Act, Laws of the Federation 2004 and Regulation 9, Guidelines of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee 2018.
All completed application forms together with mandatory supporting documents are to be submitted to the LPPC secretariat on or before January 31, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
The notice added that any submission after the deadline of January 31, 2021, shall be treated as a non-submission.