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Civil Legal

Lagos, Nigeria
February 21, 2020

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Dorcas Kolawole-Ogunbowale

Address: **.Funke Fadugba street, Journalist Estate Phase 1, Arepo, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Lagos- Nigeria.

Phone: +234**********, E-mail:

Dedicated, adaptable and detail-oriented legal practitioner with enthusiastic attitude and talents in conducting legal research and trials. Charming personality with a significant experience in litigation and Corporate legal practice.


Active listener, Exceptional writer, Critical reasoning, Drafting of legal documents, Legal research, Case management, precedential knowledge, sound knowledge of civil and criminal procedure, team player.


Head of Chambers: Bode Ayorinde & Co,28, Oshin street, New Bodija Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. 2013 Sept- current.

Gained extensive litigation experience in civil and criminal matters(including both plaintiff and defence). Became proficient in drafting legal documents and law office management.

Ensures that chambers are administered competently, efficiently and are properly staffed.

Ensures that the affairs of the chambers are conducted in a manner which is fair and equitable for all lawyers

Conduct in court any criminal or civil proceedings on behalf of the clients.

Provide general direction for the running of the chambers and for the coordination and management of all legal functions within the chambers.

Keep details and accurate records of case files and activities of the law firm.

Drafting and reviewing various types of legal contracts or agreements including but not limited to general corporate and commercial contracts, tenancy agreements, shareholders’ agreements and other pre-incorporation contracts, supply contracts, service level agreement and joint ventures agreement for our corporate clients.

Drafting of Wills and preparation of documents relating to probate and letter of administration.

Conducts correspondence on behalf of the clients with other parties in form of letters, emails and telephone calls.

Files all necessary court processes within time in courts.

Advises clients on proper steps to take in respect of their cases.

Provides expert legal advice on the various matters within the law firm.

Vetting of all documents and court processes before they are filed.

Conduct research work.

Key accomplishment

Performed extensive lawsuit and appeals in major cases regarding cheiftancy matters, debt recovery and receivership, torts, matrimonial causes and so on.

Part Time Lecturer: Afe Babalola Study Center, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria 2011-2012

Instructed students using lectures, discussions and demonstrations in constitutional law

Selected material relevant to each course of study and presented in engagingfashion

Administered exams for students to test comprehension

Guided students in researching, structuring and presenting debate case

Created syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with stated course objectives

Legal Counsel: Mamora & Co, 47, Adeola Odutola Road Ijebu Ode, Ogun state, Nigeria 2008- 2010

Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases

Drafted pleadings, legal agreements and court processes

Advised clients on legal matters

Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light

Formulated trial techniques specifically pertaining to each case

Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials

Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents

Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses


Master of Laws: University of Ibadan- Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria 2010-2012

Call to Bar November 2006

B.L: Nigerian Law School- Nigeria 2005-2006

LLB: Olabisi Onabanjo University- Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, Nigeria 2000-2005

Secondary School Leaving Certificate: Epe Girls' High School - Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria. 1990-1996

First School Leaving certificate: St' Micheal Anglican School - Epe, Lagos State 1985-1990


Fluent English - IELTS score 6.5

NCA Assessed.

Clean driving licence

Computer literate (Proficient in MS office)


Reading, traveling and surfing the internet.


* Enforcement of environmental rights: an inter-jurisdictional analysis (Postgraduate Research Project)

* Globalization of environmental rights (Undergraduate Research Project)


Member Nigerian Bar Association

Member FIDA (Federación Internacional dé Abogadas) which translates to International Federation of Women Lawyers.


Professor Bola Senjobi


Faculty of soil science and land management

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state.


Mr. Stephen. Ilesanmi


Department of jurisprudence and international law

Univeristy of Ibadan.


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