Supreme court has fixed November 28 for the formal swearing in of 62 lawyers into the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Gatekeepers News reports that the swearing-in which was initially scheduled for November 21, was rescheduled to accommodate other activities.
The Supreme Court’s Spokesperson, Festus Akande in a statement on Monday said the swearing in will accommodate the formal commencement of the court’s 2022/2023 legal year.
The statement read, “The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, will swear in 62 new senior advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the main courtroom of the supreme court.
“The swearing-in ceremony is one of the several programmes planned to formally usher in the 2022/2023 legal year of the supreme court of Nigeria.
“Going by our age-long tradition, during such programmes, the honourable chief justice of Nigeria, will deliver a state-of-the-judiciary address which is ostensible to highlight the performance of the supreme court, and by extension, the Nigerian judiciary in the outgoing 2021/2022 legal year.
“The supreme court commenced its annual vacation after a highly eventful and remarkably successful 2021/2022 legal year on Monday, July 23, 2022. Though the Court started sitting since September 12, 2022, the new legal year ceremony is now being formally held in line with our tradition.”
Gatekeepers News earlier reported that the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) had, in September, approved the elevation of 62 legal practitioners out of 174 applicants to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Out of this number, 53 are advocates, while nine are academics.