A Lawyer, B. Inem Esq has petitioned the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, LPDC over the outrageous outfits used by lawyers called to bar recently in their pre and post call to bar photoshoot.
In the petition dated 16th September 2020, the lawyer decried the dressing manner of the new wigs. According to the petition, “The legal practitioners robes/garb which include our Wig and Gown has been extremely abused and reduced to a nonstandard by our colleagues who deem it fit in gross violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners (RPC) to wear same along with varying outrageous colours and styles of clothing and further post pictures of this abuse for public consumption.”
The petitioner noted that the photoshoot pictures is against Rule 45 (2) (a) of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners.
The Petitioner also copied The Chief Justice of Nigeria, The Chairman, Body of Benchers Nigeria, The Attorney General of the Federation, The Chairman, Council of Legal Education and The President, Nigerian Bar Association.
Below is the Full Petition.