Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

Speaker information

Ngozika Okaisabor


Hon. Justice Ngozika U. Okaisabor, Ph.D. is the first female Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Prior to her elevation to the Bench, she served in several capacities in the Federal Ministry of Justice as a State Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Legal Adviser to Parastatals. She has a Master’s in Legal Institution (MLI) from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Laws (LL.M) with specialization in International Business and Trade Law from John Marshall Law School, Chicago and a Ph.D. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria), a Fellow of the International Dispute Resolution Institute (IDRI) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators. Her membership in several professional Associations includes; International Association of Women Judges as well as the National Association of Women Judges. As a life member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers she served as the Regional Vice-President (Africa) from 2002-2005. She is also a member of the International Bar Association and currently the chair of Judges Forum. As a Prolific Speaker committed to the field of research and development with the aim of improving standards of legal practice in our evolutionary law, she has delivered papers in several National and International Conferences such as “Recording of Evidence and Use of Interpreters in Customary Courts” (National Judicial Institute), “Empowering the Victims of Fraud and Abuse”, “Empowering the Victims: The Panacea for Treating the Prodigious Virus” (Cambridge University, UK), and “Compliance, Governance and Best Practice in dealing with Unexplained Wealth” (Cambridge University, UK).


Turning law in theory into law in action

Wednesday 2 November (1115 - 1230)

Room 211, Level 2


Protecting judges in conflicts, revolutions and times of political oppression

Tuesday 1 November (1430 - 1730)

Room 209, Level 2


Wellbeing in the legal profession: next steps

Monday 31 October (1115 - 1230)

Room 236, Level 2