The Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association begins today in Lagos.
Legal practitioners across the country have arrived the state to deliberate on various issues that affect their profession and the development of the country.
The one week conference which is the fifty-ninth in its series has the theme; Facing the Future.
According to the statement made available to newsmen on the expectation of the conference, the NBA President, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, pointed out that various plenary sessions had been dedicated to discussing issues relating to rule of law issues as they affect the growth of the nation.
He emphasised that the essence of the legal profession is the defence, protection and promotion of the rule of law.