In the past seven years, how lawyers receive news bordering on the profession and politics has changed.
Women have been in the forefront of this aspect of lawyers.
Funke Aboyade of Thisday Law, was admired by many as she remarkably took the coverage of Lawyers to an unprecedented height. I was informed that Tuesday Thisday was the hottest paper on the new stand for lawyers.
Theodora Kio-Lawson did an exceptional job in Business Day then the new media arrived.
As the new media arrived,many women took the lead and changed the way lawyers receive and consume news bordering on the legal community and politics.
Today is International Women’s Day and we at the The Grundnorm have decided to honour the women driving the new media in the legal profession. They are women I admire so much who I believe have influenced change in the profession. These women are in : The Nigerialawyer, Courtroom Mail, Barristerng, Newswire,dnllegal and of course the The grundnorm
NEWSWIRE – Showcasing The Style And Substance Of The Legal Ecosystem
Gloria Ireka is the CEO/Founder of NEWSWIRE Multimedia Limited the publisher of Nigeria’s foremost law events outlets – NEWSWIRE Law & Events Magazine, and its online portal, (www.newswirelawandevents.com) – which, in the years since its inception, has given its teeming readers a front-row account of the happenings within the Nigerian law space.
With the aid of highly expressive reportorial narrative and brilliant photography, NEWSWIRE has covered the most momentous events and activities of the Nigerian Bar Association and its respective Sections, Bar branches across the nation, law firms, legal advocacy groups, and individual lawyers.
NEWSWIRE has kept track of the topical issues that engage the minds of legal professionals (on both the Bar and the Bench), as well as explored current and emerging trends that are redefining their work, lives, livelihoods and lifestyles.
The NEWSWIRE team is led by its Editor-in-Chief, Gloria Ireka, a trained lawyer, media strategist and highly innovative communications entrepreneur. A graduate of law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ireka has steered NEWSWIRE to its present enviable state in concert with a distinguished Advisory Board and a corps of writers, editors and photographers who, over the years, have demonstrated unbeatable expertise in the nitty-gritty of magazine and online journalism.
2. Courtroom mail
2.Otedola Temilade Owa
Otedola is the managing editor of Courtroom Mail. Courtroom Mail is a law news website dedicated to topics of interest for lawyers, law students, politics and all enthusiasts.
Courtroom Mail was established in 2009 as a hard copy publication distributed free of charge to lawyers across the country, particularly Lagos State. It is now online @ courtroommail.com and has readers from 15 countries in Africa.
Courtroom Mail has also come out with different ways of rewarding readers and promoting competitions. It has partnered with prominent legal personalities to promote competitions like Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers, George Etomi Courtroom Mail prize for business law, Abimbola Akeredolu Courtroom Mail Prize for young female Lawyers, Monday Ubani Courtroom Mail Prize for young Lawyers.
Courtroom Mail launched an online book shop for lawyers two years and has an engaging African lawyers directory with lawyers from about 17 African countries and 1500 listings.
Otedola holds an LL.B degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2017.
Otedola is interested in ICT and intellectual property law.
She is also a creative writer and beauty enthusiast. Her hobbies include reading and making memes.
Otedola may be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
3. The Nigeria Lawyer
UNINI CHIOMA, ESQ
Unini Chioma is an Abuja based Legal Practitioner with a vast knowledge and a proven record of providing indispensable advice to clients and delivering positive outcomes for them. She is constantly focused on resolving legal issues and always looking for ways to improve and evolve processes.
Chioma graduated from the faculty of Law, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (formerly Anambra state University) in 2010 after which she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 2012.
After her NYSC she obtained an executive Masters Certificate in Project Management. She also lectured at Plateau State Polytechnic, Shendam, and Nasarawa state Polytechnic Consultancy Unit, Lafia, Nasarawa state. She had also worked in some law firms.
Chioma is a journalist par excellence and the Chief Executive Officer of TheNigeriaLawyer (one of the leading legal news outlet in Nigeria). She is humane, humble dedicated and focused in bringing lawyers up to speed with legal news, innovations and developments in almost every sector of life in Nigeria and the world.
She is a Certified Mediation Advocate with Diploma in Digital Journalism. Currently still in School.
BRIEF PROFILE OF BARRISTER BRIDGET
4 Barrister Bridget Edokwe is a Legal Practitioner, Media Entrepreneur, Social Media Influencer and Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Premium Law and Politics News blog BarristerNG.COM .
She is also a managing partner of the Abuja based Law firm, Flawless Solicitors FLP.
In the year 2010, Bridget obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Second Class Upper Division, from the Anambra State University.
She was due to be called to Bar in 2011 after successfully completing her Law School but because of insecurity in Abuja at the time, her call was delayed till February 2012.
Bridget served her fatherland by participating in NYSC in Lagos.
Bridget worked briefly with the Law Firms of Marine Partners Lagos and Paul Okoh and Co. Lagos.
Bridget is a serial entrepreneur and Media practitioner.
She is currently a director of Numerous Companies.
Mrs Bridget is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch and have served the Bar in many capacities through Bar Committees. She is currently a member of the NBA National Executive Committee NEC.
She is also a member of FIDA Abuja Chapter.
She is also a member of the Otu Oka Iwu Abuja where she currently serves as the secretary of the Association’s welfare committee.
She was recently honoured with the Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Anaocha Branch.
Mrs Bridget believes that Hard work is key to Personal growth and has exhibited this in all her works.
She is Married and Lives with her husband and children in Abuja.
5. The Grundnorm
5. GRUNDNORM – Reavealing the country’s constitution as basic and highest law of the land.
Jennifer Chiamaka Williams is the Editor in chief of the The Grundnorm online Newspaper. The Grundnorm was established in 2018 to service the legal community in Nigeria in disseminating information on political,Business and legal events locally and internationally.
The Grundnorm has launched an online book club for undergraduate law students – The Law Students Book Club is a club that was created online for undergraduate law students to give them the opportunity to test their speed, Understanding and intellect of various topics relating to law. The Law Student Book Club launched by The Grundnorm is a platform open to all undergraduate law students across the country especially those in their final year to come together and have a healthy competition among themselves.
The Grundnorm hopes to give out prizes sponsored by prominent lawyers and organisations.
Jennifer also hopes to build thegrundnorm.com to an international news agency as she continues to seek partnership to achieve that.
Jennifer holds an LL.B degree from Abia state University.
Her hobbies include reading, dancing and cooking .
The grundnorm in an attempt to celebrate women all over the world has deem it fit to recognize and celebrate women in online journalism as our little way of saying that women are strong, powerful , incredible, beautiful and stands as important fabric in the society.
These women are phenomenal and powerful in their careers and in all they do and we wish to appreciate , honor them and let them know that they are brave and breaking the bias ,their works and achievements are not without recognition.