The NBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) serves as the MCLE regulatory authority for the Nigerian Bar Association and the profession.
The purpose of MCLE is to continuously update the knowledge, skills and social responsiveness of the Nigerian lawyer through training programmes in order to maintain a high standard of professional competence throughout his/her career as a lawyer.
All lawyers enrolled to practice law in Nigeria
Professionalism/Ethics/Corruption; Skills; Traditional MCLE courses; Legal Education Teaching Skills; Cross-Disciplinary Subjects
Yes. See the MCLE Rules. The MCLE Board can also exempt persons or extend the time within which to comply in certain circumstances.
Every lawyer (other than Benchers and SANs) enrolled in Nigeria shall be required to complete 30 hours of MCLE activities during two years reporting period. Every Bencher/SAN shall be required to complete 24 hours of MCLE activities during three years reporting period.
Credit can be earned by attending approved activities; training; workshops; conferences; seminars; and symposiums. Some other ways to earn credit are:
Part–time Teaching of Law Courses (c) Legal publications (d) Taking part in NBA approved Pro Bono activities with a training component.
Non-participation is professional misconduct under Rule 11 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners.
It would be recognized as soon as the MCLE Board announces the modalities.
Onsite training can be conducted within organizations. (Please contact the NBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education with your training requirement) I want to read MCLE rules, how can I get one? MCLE rules can be downloaded from the website: www.nigerianbar.org.ng
The Programme Officers, ICLE-MCLE Nigerian Bar Association National Secretariat, NBA House,
Plot 1101 Mohammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District,