The world continues to suffer from the health, economic, political, social and even cultural effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Lives and livelihoods continue to be lost, impaired or hampered. Africa as a continent has not been spared, and in fact, in several places the numbers are growing, and this is worrying.
Today we look at the pandemic’s effects on the legal profession in Africa.
In order to reflect on the state of the legal profession and the situation of African Lawyers since the onset of this pandemic, we will consider a set of questions, whose answers as well as the interactive discussion will shape the take home points for you as a participant.
This is all about sharing experiences, best practices and perspectives from the diversity of the legal profession on the African Continent and its diaspora, and crystalise updated or evolving recommendations to governmental authorities, lawyers’ associations, law firms and individual lawyers, on how to adapt better to the current context.
The choice of our Panellists is made in respect of gender, generational and geographical terms.
Emeka J.P. OBEGOLU, Advocate – Nigeria (PALU President)-Presenter
Rachael Y. MENDY, Advocate – The Gambia – Presenter
Walid HEGAZY, Advocate – Egypt – Presenter
Linda C. KASONDE, Zambia – Presenter
Paul R. KAUNDA, Advocate Tanzania- Presenter
12 mins for each panellist.