October 2014 - October 2015
October 2006 - March 2010
January 2004 - October 2004
New York Bar Examination
NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS
Call to Bar Certificate
Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria.
Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Activities: Member, Law clinic
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
London South Bank University, London, England.
Subjects include: include Immigration & Family law, Employment law, Contract law, Human rights Law. Activities: Moot and Mock Trials.
Member, London South Bank University Student Union Association Foundation In Law
HOLBORN COLLEGE, LONDON, ENGLAND.
Activities: Secretary, Students Social Committee
January 2018 - Date
February 2012 - March 2014
July 2009 - November 2011
HEAVENLY WHEELS, ATLANTA GA
Performing administrative functions to support department including drafting of rental agreements, as well as monitoring rental operations; ensuring rental policy and procedures are followed at branch. Monitoring payments of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting insurance providers, as well as initiating private pay collections after insurance cancellation, denial or other issue. Performing basic routine data entry within department system, including reconciling and updating confidential billing information, files, and inventory in system. Managing a large volume of incoming calls from customers, open, sort, and route incoming calls and prepare outgoing mails
Ensuring timely payment of all account payable (utilities, license renewals etc). Performing general administrative functions such as faxing, photocopying, mail distribution, and bulk mailings.
LEGAL CORPORATE COMPLIANCE OFFICER
CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA, NIGERIA
Reviewed and assessed applications for the registration of companies, charities and unincorporated associations in Nigeria to regulate foreign direct and portfolio investment in Nigeria. Defended actions against the Commission by aggrieved litigants in federal courts. Participated in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms among companies involving disputes about their registration, composition or restructuring. Immigration Paralegal
LAWSON TURNER & GILBERT SOLICITORS, LONDON, UK
Prepared, reviewed and filed non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions to the U.K Home office. Managed assigned cases and worked closely with Attorney, as well as international and national clients to meet deadlines by preparing affidavits, drafting forms and organizing legal documents and files. Assisted with initial client interviews to obtain relevant case data and aided with determination of case issues and development of necessary strategies.
Researched, located, obtained and organised client documentation in addition to preparing needed forms and locating and summarizing applicable law.
Responsible for preparing a wide range of immigration applications/petitions/benefits including: Skills
Drafting immigration forms
Proficient in immigration and Asylum law
Superb organisational skills
Ability to follow instructions and take action
Ability to manage cases and work within strict
Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
Ability to proofread and edit work product
Good general computer knowledge and typing
skills, including word-processing, email, and
Excellent client customer service and
Professional, respectful attitude towards all
Ability to receive and analyse information
Ability to judge appropriate levels of information shared with clients
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Familiar with procedural requirement for various
types of non immigrant/immigrant visas.
Fluent in English and Igbo
Commentator on the role of local authority on
Travel, dancing, swimming, broadway and the
May 2008 - September 2008
permanent residence, Adjustment of status, Citizenship and work visas such as specialty occupation visa; trainee visa; intra-company transferee visa; treaty traders and investors visas. Responsible for calling the UK Home Office for case updates or issues with pending cases. Researched immigration and government regulations, case law and procedures to support client cases. Advocated and communicated extensively with clients regarding requests for information, case status and immigration procedures.
SUMMER LEGAL INTERN (IMMIGRATION LAW)
KENSINGTON CHAMBERS, LONDON, UK
Performed initial client interview to obtain relevant case information. Assisted attorney with determining case issues and planning case strategy. Investigate, compile and digest facts of the case and arrange for outside interpreter if necessary. Reviewed and organized client documentation.
Researched and analysed legal sources; locate and summarise applicable statutory, regulatory and case law.
Drafted motions and legal memoranda's for attorney review. Prepared appropriate forms regarding client matters before the UK Home office Drafted correspondence to clients, courts, attorneys, etc Coordinated with client to assemble documentation, complete questionnaires and forms, review case status, etc.
Developed, maintained and administered tickler system, database, master dockets and calendars. Reviewed file on a regular basis, consulted with attorney and prepared regular status reports to client. https://www.visualcv.com/rcdmlam3jxi