Abuja – An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr Jude Kalejaiye, has appealed to his colleagues to maintain positive attitude in spite of the current economic situation in the country.

Kalejaiye, who spoke in an interview on Thursday in Abuja, urged lawyers to use the recession to measure their impact on the profession.

According to him, legal practice is a resilient profession whose demand of services will undoubtedly continue to grow.

This, he said, should give professionals the opportunity to measure their effectiveness at all times.

“When times get tough, that is when you have to examine how you can compete more effectively.
“If you do that, it will serve you well, not just in hard times, but when things turn around as well.”

He also said that litigation was usually high during recession, as companies were more inclined to sue each other when the economy is down.

He maintained that law firms must be better prepared to live up to expectation, adding that lawyers must be trained in both corporate and real estate law.

Kaleijaiye stressed that lawyers must endeavour to be attentive to their clients during this hard times and help them survive the recession.
“Put extra emphasis on efficiency and service as you get more creative with your fee arrangements.

“It is a privilege to represent your clients and not the other way round; act like a business partner and be sensitive to their needs,” he advised.

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