Nonye Agomuo is the Co-Founder and Acting Managing Director of NaijaBarrister and a pioneering co-entrepreneur with interdisciplinary experience and a passion for helping people resolve their legal issues.

The young entrepreneur belongs to a class of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to do great and innovative things while addressing societal problems and this inspired him to set up NaijaBarrister along with his co-founder.

NaijaBarrister is a startup that provides a platform for lawyers and non-lawyers to connect and resolve legal issues.

Noni says that the name NaijaBarrister was chosen out of his desire and that of his co-founder to have a name that could easily resonate both within and outside the legal profession.

“We wanted to create a platform for Nigerians in all walks of life, hence the fusion of Naija and Barrister,” he says.

“NiceBarrister is committed to providing individuals and businesses with easy access to Nigerian laws, lawyers, legal resources and advice,” he said.

The business has grown steadily since its inception in 2022 and is witnessing an increase in its customer base.

“We have a lot of goodwill messages both offline and online about the brand and its services,” he says.

According to him, initially, the lawyers were critical about whether the brand violated the rules of professional conduct regarding advertising. He noted that the issue was duly addressed in respect of the important question.

“NiceBarrister is receiving overwhelming acceptance from the public and lawyers alike, this can be seen from the many engagements on both our “Ask a Lawyer” website page and our social media platforms,” he says. “Also, this can be seen in the number of lawyers registered on the website.”

The business plans to offer training services in the future and is currently working to restore faith and hope in the Nigerian legal system by providing the public with an opportunity to connect and interact with lawyers across the country.

Talking on how technology is changing the legal profession, he says that the advent of technology has actually made the work of legal practitioners easier and more effective.

“Legal Practitioners can easily transact and conclude their businesses without physically meeting with the clients.”

“I have some clients outside of Nigeria that I have never seen, but I manage their legal briefs in Nigeria because of the technology.”

He adds that technology has made research less cumbersome for legal practitioners as legal resources or material can be accessed online without breaking a sweat.

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“Virtual sittings and virtual proceedings in some courts have reduced delays in adjudication and enhanced business efficiency.”

Speaking on the prospects of the legal profession in the country, he said that the legal profession is quite challenging for both lawyers and non-lawyers.

According to them, the profession is tedious and inefficient for lawyers and the legal process is expensive, unresponsive and unreliable for non-lawyers.

“To encourage people to get into the profession, it has to be remunerative. The court system has to be efficient and trustworthy,” he says.

“Political functionaries must comply with court orders, and people must have faith that they can get justice in a court of law within a reasonable time frame,” he said.