NBA-AGC 2019: TCCP Retains 2017 “Tablet Conference” Fees, Promises Discount for Young Lawyers

The Technical Committee on Conference Planning of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA-TCCP, has approve the fees payable by delegates to its Annual General Conference, the NBA-AGC 2019 scheduled to hold in Lagos.

A message shared on social media by the NBA Publicity Secretary, Kunle Edun, stated that the NBA-TCCP has adopted the fees paid by delegates to the Annual Event in 2017 and 2018.

In 2017, under the leadership of Mr AB Mahmoud SAN, the fees to the lawyers annual conference was raised to a whooping 150% with a promise to deliver an android Tablet to every delegate to the conference earning that year’s conference the nickname of “TABLET CONFERENCE” among lawyers.

At the “Tablet Conference”, lawyers of 1-5 years post call to bar hitherto paying N8000.00 for Early bird registration, paid N20,000.00. Lawyers of 5-10 years post call hitherto paying N15,000.00 for Early bird registration, paid N30,000.00. The regular fees for these to categories were pegged at 40k and 60k respectively. The Other categories has similar increase.

In 2018, The Fees were retained by the AB Mahmoud led Executive but without the promise of a tablets.

The 2019 NBA-TCCP has retained the fees of 2017 and 2018 Conferences without mention of tablets. The TCCP has also announced a 25% discount for lawyers 1-9 years post call that register within the early bird window.

So the Fees for this year’s conference will be as follows

AGC 2019 Conference Fee
1-5 Years
Early Birds = N15,000
Regular Fee = N40,000
Late/Onsite Fee = N80,000

6-10 Years
Early Birds = N22,500
Regular = N60,000
Onsite = N80,000

11-14 Years
Early Birds = N40,000
Regular = N70,000
Onsite = N140,000

15-20 Years
Early Bird = N70,000
Regular = N90,000
Onsite = N180,000

Above 20 Years
Early Birds = N100,000
Regular = N150,000
Late/Onsite = N300,000

SANs
Early Bird = N200,000
Regular = N300,000
Onsite = N500,000

 

Below is the Message from the NBA PS.

 

NBA-AGC 2019 UPDATE.

YOUNG LAWYERS TO ENJOY 25% DISCOUNT FOR EARLY BIRDS.

The Nigerian Bar Association Technical Committee for the Conference Planning of the 2019 Annual General Conference held a meeting yesterday, the 16th of May, 2019 in Lagos. The Committee deliberated on alot of issues and received reports from the various sub committees on preparations for the Annual General Conference to be held in Lagos at the Hotel Eko & Suites and Harbour Point (easy walking distance between each other). Presentations were made on critical issues like conference materials, socials, logistics, accommodation, speakers. The Committee took into primary consideration complaints of members regarding previous conferences and the need to satisfy the generality of members of the NBA.

The TCCP affirmed it’s readiness to deliver a world class conference that will also be pocket-friendly in line with the assurances of the NBA President, Paul Usoro, SAN. In this regard, the TCCP recommended and same was approved by the NBA President for a drastic reduction in the conference fees for lawyers between the ages of 1-9 years at the bar. In furtherance of this the NBA President approved the TCCP’ s recommendation that lawyers between the ages of 1-4 years and 5-9 years at the bar shall be entitled to a 25% discount on early bird registration. The TCCP also resolved to retain the conference fees as scheduled for the 2018 conference (which was the same as that of 2017 conference). Therefore, the TCCP refused to increase the conference fees that were paid for the 2018 conference, and added a further discount for early birds only for members between 1-9 years of call.

Further information on the commencement of registration and the payment portal shall be released soon.

Kunle Edun
Chairman, NBA-AGC 2019 Media & Publicity Sub-Committee.

 

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