Nigerian woman Chika Eze makes it in US, called to bar

Nigerian woman Chika Eze makes it in US, called to bar

- Chika Eze, a Nigerian woman has been called to bar in Georgia, US

- With that, she now has two law licenses for Nigeria and America

- The lady who is still under 30 years old must be so proud of her achievement

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Another Nigerian has represented the country well in the diaspora. Chika Eze on Monday, June 8, was sworn to the State Bar of Georgia.

According to her, the ceremony was performed by Judge Emily K Richardson of the Fulton County Superior Court.

With the swearing-in, Chika’s name can now be found in the Georgia attorney directory and also the Nigerian Bar Association. She is under 30 years and has two bar licenses in the US and Nigeria.

See her swearing-in pictures below:

A collage showing Chika Eze at the call to bar ceremony. Photo source: LinkedIn/Chika Eze
A collage showing Chika Eze at the call to bar ceremony. Photo source: LinkedIn/Chika Eze
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian, Abimbola Johnson, spoke about the realities she faces in UK being a criminal defense lawyer.

Abimbola said that her experience in a white-dominated country has made her sensitive to how a person’s identity can affect them in life.

In talking about her work and skin, she said that sometimes she is the only one sharing the same blackness with her clients in courts.

“My blackness also means that often I’m the only person in court that shares skin colour with my clients and there are times when I’ve understood a cultural context to their instructions that has not been picked up by others,” she said.

Abimbola recalled how her cultural experience has helped in saving a client who had been misunderstood of the term he used.

The Nigerian also said that if you are black, you are more likely to be stopped and searched, unlike white people who could confidently transport illegal substances without fear of suspicion.

In stating how the black community can help themselves, she advised them to be interested in politics and register to vote, stay educated, be interested in the justice system, hold the system accountable, among others.

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In other news, Anita Osariemen Omonuwa is one of those people who are making it big in the academia as she has had three first-class distinctions from the University of Reading, UK (LLB), University of Birmingham, UK (LLM), and the Nigerian Law School (BL).

She graduated top of her class at the Nigerian Law School which got her several prizes such as the Council of Legal Education Star Prize, best outstanding academic performance, among others.

She is also the vice president of the Association of Young Arbitrators, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Added to all these is that she is a volunteer staff counsel at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).

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