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Award of SAN: Lawyers to pay application fee of N1m

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Lawyers applying for award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) are now made to pay application processing fee of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00).

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) disclosed this in a notice on Tuesday.

The LPPC, in a notice by its Secretary/Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Sarki Bello, said the application began on January 1, and closes on March 31, 2023.

The notice sighted by The Nation stated that the invitation was in accordance with Section 5(2) of the Legal Practitioners Act, 2004, and Regulation 10 (1) (4) of the Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of SAN 2022.

It reads: “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (‘the LPPC’ or ‘the Committee’) hereby makes a formal call for applications preparatory to the award of the rank for the Year 2023.

“Commencing with this year’s exercise, applications shall only be made online and prospective applicants are directed to visit www.lppconline.com to make their applications.”

It notified prospective applicants that each person “must pay a non-refundable processing fee of N1 million only to any of the following accounts held in the name of the ‘Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (SAN)’: Account Number: 1014103141, at Zenith Bank PLC and Account No. 0213662834 at GTBank PLC.

“Upon conclusion of payment, an applicant should upload a copy of the evidence of payment on the application portal. The applicant will receive an email notification from the LPPC Secretariat confirming the applicant’s payment and clearing the applicant to proceed with the application process online.”

The LPPC warned that any submission made after the deadlines “shall be treated as a non-submission.”

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