PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF THE BAR PRACTICING FEES (BPF)

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The annual payment for the Bar Practicing fees by all lawyers called
to the Nigerian Bar has commenced on the 1st of January, 2018 and
ends March 31st, 2018.
All Legal Practitioners enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria
whether in private, public or corporate practice are required to pay
practicing fees on yearly basis.
The schedule of Bar Practicing fees is as follows:
Account name: Supreme Court of Nigeria (BPF)
Account Number: 0000976716
Bank: ACCESS BANK

FEES

1. Senior Advocates & Honourable Benchers – N50, 000
2. Legal Practitioners of 15 Years & more post-call- N25, 000
3. Legal Practitioners of 10-14 Years post call- 17,500
4. Legal Practitioners 5-9 Years post call – 10,000
5. Legal Practitioners of 0-4 Years post call- N5,000
Access Bank customized bank tellers will be available at all Access
Bank branches Nationwide for payment of Bar Practicing Fees. Where
customized bank tellers are not available, the normal bank tellers may
be used for payment of Bar Practicing Fees.

All members are requested to kindly indicate their branch names and
branch codes on the payment tellers for Bar Practicing Fees.

BENEFITS/ADVANTAGES

PRACTICE LICENSE
When a lawyer pays his Bar Practicing Fees as at when due, he stands the
privilege to practice in every court in Nigeria and any other right
accruable thereto
THE NBA AFFINITY BAR CARD
The NBA Affinity Bar Card serves the multiple purpose of identifying
a lawyer as well as a Debit Card for ATM, POS and online
transactions. The NBA Bar Card contains the Name of Card Holder,
Passport Photograph and Supreme Court Enrolment Number.
The Card which is issued at no cost functions as a National
Identification Card for all lawyers as well as a payment card (ATM
Card) and as such can be used for the payment of Bar Practicing Fees,
NBA conference fees and all other payments. It entitles a lawyer to a
variety of discount packages negotiated by the NBA with partner
organizations and companies.

INSURANCE COVER
To cater for the welfare of its members, the NBA entered into a
strategic partnership with Leadway Assurance Company Limited to
provide a feasible insurance policy for all lawyers who pay their
Annual Bar Practice Fees as at when due (January – March 31st).
The premium for this scheme is paid by the NBA and comes at no
extra cost to lawyers.

PERSONALISED ADHESIVE STAMPS
The stamp is only issued to verifiable legal practitioners whose names
are on the roll of lawyers in the NBA database and those that have
paid their dues as at when due as succinctly mentioned above.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Get to be identified as a bona fide member of the NBA when on
request by companies, organisations and Bar Associations outside
Nigeria

Prepared by,
Kamil Ahmad ESQ

Bar First 360

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