Annual Bar Practicing Fees: 3 Easy Steps To Beat The March 31st Deadline

  • This post is for Lawyers practicing in Nigeria.

Lawyers’ annual practicing fees can ordinarily be paid at anytime of the year if you do not need to make any application with restrictions.

But if you plan on becoming a Notary Public or a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) or a judge for example, then you would have to pay your practicing fees before or by 31st March each year.

With about 7 days from today to beat the deadline, here are 3 steps to paying without breaking a sweat.

1. How old are you at the bar?

With this, young lawyers have all the luck as they pay less! Determine how much to pay using the schedule of fees below. (Quick Tip: To avoid paying the highest rate, simply avoid becoming an SAN or a Bencher!)

a. Senior Advocates & Honorable Benchers – N50,000
b. Legal Practitioners of 15 Years & more post-call-N25,000
c. Legal Practitioners of 10-14 Years post call- 17,500
d. Legal Practitioners 5-9 Years post call – 10,000
e. Legal Practitioners of 0-4 Years post call- N5,000

2. Note your branch code

Every NBA branch has a designated code. Did you know that the NBA has 125 branches? Note your branch code. You will need it at the bank.

S/N Branches Code
1 Aba Branch 001
2 Abakaliki Branch 002
3 Abeokuta Branch 003
4 Abuja Branch 004
5 Ado-Ekiti Branch 005
6 Afikpo Branch 006
7 Agbor Branch 007
8 Aguata Branch 008
9 Ahoada Branch 009
10 Akure Branch 010
11 Asaba Branch 011
12 Auchi Branch 012
13 Awka Branch 013
14 Badagry Branch 014
15 Bauchi Branch 015
16 Benin Branch 016
17 Birnin Kebbi Branch 017
18 Biu Branch 018
19 Bori Branch 019
20 Bwari Branch 020
21 Calabar Branch 021
22 Damaturu Branch 022
23 Dutse Branch 023
24 Eket Branch 024
25 Ekpoma Branch 025
26 Enugu Branch 026
27 Funtua Branch 027
28 Gboko Branch 028
29 Gombe Branch 029
30 Gusau Branch 030
31 Gwagwalada Branch 031
32 Ibadan Branch 032
33 Idah Branch 033
34 Idemili Branch 034
35 Ihiala Branch 035
36 Ijebu-Ode Branch 036
37 Ikeja Branch 037
38 Ikere Ekiti Branch 038
39 Ikirun Branch 039
40 Ikole Ekiti Branch 040
41 Ikom Branch 041
42 Ikorodu Branch 042
43 Ikot Ekpene Branch 043
44 Ile-Ife Branch 044
45 Ilesa Branch 045
46 Ilorin Branch 046
47 Isiala Ngwa Branch 047
48 Isiokpo Branch 048
49 Iwo Branch 049
50 Jalingo Branch 050
51 Jos Branch 051
52 Kabba Branch 052
53 Kaduna Branch 053
54 Kafanchan Branch 054
55 Kano Branch 055
56 Katsina Branch 056
57 Lafia Branch 057
58 Lagos Branch 058
59 Lokoja Branch 059
60 Maidiguri Branch 060
61 Makurdi Branch 061
62 Mbaise Branch 062
63 Minna Branch 063
64 Mubi Branch 064
65 Nnewi Branch 065
66 Nsukka Branch 066
67 Obollo Afor Branch 067
68 Offa Branch 068
69 Ogoja Branch 069
70 Ogomosho Branch 070
71 Ogwashi-Uku Branch 071
72 Ohafia Branch 072
73 Oji River Branch 073
74 Okene Branch 074
75 Okigwe Branch 075
76 Okitipupa Branch 076
77 Oleh Branch 077
78 Ondo Branch 078
79 Onitsha Branch 079
80 Orlu Branch 080
81 Osogbo Branch 081
82 Ota Branch 082
83 Otukpo Branch 083
84 Owerri Branch 084
85 Owo Branch 085
86 Oyo Branch 086
87 Pankshin Branch 087
88 Port Harcourt Branch 088
89 Sagamu Branch 089
90 Sapele Branch 090
91 Sokoto Branch 091
92 Suleja Branch 092
93 Ughelli Branch 093
94 Umuahia Branch 094
95 Uyo Branch 095
96 Warri Branch 096
97 Wukari Branch 097
98 Yenagoa Branch 098
99 Yola Branch 099
100 Zaria Branch 100
101 Degema Branch 101
102 Saki Branch 102
103 Ukwa Branch 103
104 Ungoggo Branch 104
105 Oron Branch 105
106 Igarra Branch 106
107 Sagbama Branch 107
108 Anaocha Branch 108
109 Keffi Branch 109
110 Udu Branch 110
111 Barnawa Branch 111
112 Bukuru Branch 112
113 Effurun Branch 113
114 Epe Branch 114
115 Mbano-Etiti Branch 115
116 Okehi Branch 116
117 Okrika Branch 117
118 Omoku Branch 118
119 Onueke Branch 119
120 Otuocha Branch 120
121 Wzeagu Branch 121
122 Uromi Branch 122
123 Ikare Akoko Branch 123
124 Ilaro Branch 124
125 Shendam Branch 125

 

3. Find your way to an Access Bank Branch

Access bank really should be paying TML for this ad. Sigh!

There is only one account for payment of the fees. Account Name: Supreme Court Bar Practicing Fees Account; Account Number: 0000976716; Bank: Access Bank Plc.

Access Bank customized bank tellers are available at all its branches for payment of Bar Practicing Fees but where not provided, regular bank tellers may be used.

This is where your branch code comes in handy. All members are requested to indicate their branch names and branch codes on the payment tellers for Bar Practicing Fees. Fill the provided bank teller and pay.

Thats it. You made it. You have paid your bar practicing fees for 2017. Now, keep your copy of the teller safe.

You can read our post on how to become a Notary Public here to see if you qualify. You can also look forward to my next post on steps to acquire your NBA stamp and Seal.

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