The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee has called for applications for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for the year 2021.
Each applicant, according to a notice for the call for applications signed by the Secretary of the LPPC and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadiza Mustapha, is to part with a non-refundable processing fee of N600,000.
The notice seen by our correspondent on Saturday comes just as the LPPC is 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 LPPC made “a formal call for SAN applications preparatory to the award of the rank for the year 2021” in a fresh notice which it stated was issued 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.”
According to the notice all completed application forms together with mandatory supporting documents (bound together) must be submitted to the LPPC secretariat on or before January 31, 2021 at 4pm.
“As a corollary to the above, any submission after the deadline of January 31, 2021 at 4pm, shall be treated as a non-submission,” the notice added.