Provides opportunities for African lawyers to participate in international secondments in London, Paris, Lisbon and Dubai.
Provides opportunities for African lawyers to participate in secondments across Africa.
Supports African lawyers with online legal education including tailored e-learning and practice notes.
ILFA is a UK registered charity focused on building excellence in legal services across Africa.
In the last decade ILFA has successfully seconded and trained almost 200 African lawyers from 20 jurisdictions through its flagship programme. In 2016, the programme was further extended through the introduction of an intra-Africa secondment programme which was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. ILFA intends to run similar intra-Africa secondments in South Africa and Kenya.
ILFA Summer Soirée 2019: 5th September 2019
The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the work that ILFA currently does and how individuals and organisations support ILFA's mission and vision and to meet the 2019 secondees. Upcoming events>>
ILFA Gala Dinner 2019: 28th November 2019
ILFA presents The Ankara Ball. To find out more, please click here.
educate • equip • empower
"What comes to mind when I think of ILFA? Two words. Passion and commitment. From the passion and commitment of the founding directors and advisory board members through to the present ones, the passion of the sponsors, secondees, administrative staff and volunteers, ILFA has blossomed and flourished."
"Being a part of ILFA was an experience that marked a turn in how I view myself and my continent, Africa. Being in London with other brilliant African legal minds, working at top London law firms, being part of a different culture and experiencing for myself how Africa is perceived by the rest of the world was life changing. Not only did it teach me many valuable lessons and hone my skills as a lawyer, but I think the most important thing ILFA did for me was to affirm to me that Africa is an important continent, and that I can be a part of the amazing story of Africa and its effect on the rest of the world."
"While it was absolutely great to see the insides of leading international law firms and hear partners and associates speak on their areas of strength and practical experiences in Africa, it was extremely amazing to sit with brilliant minds from other African countries, hear and share thoughts on the different training sessions. That in itself was a great intra-Africa learning opportunity and priceless bit of networking."
“I just completed reading the course 'Building and Managing Your Law Firm'. I must admit that this course has been far more enlightening, insightful and of much depth than I ever thought. This is a must-read course for attorneys thinking of starting up a law firm. In fact, senior attorneys managing existing firms may also find useful guidance from this course and deploy them as tools to help them better manage their firms. I have already recommended it to some friends...I will gladly continue recommending it to others.”
“It has been a great opportunity to have access to the Angaza course materials. The website is user friendly, practical and relevant to law practice in Nigeria and I imagine to other jurisdictions across the African continent. As a Dispute Resolution Practitioner, the very first time I logged in, I jumped on the module on cross-examination. Incidentally, I had a trial where I was cross-examining a witness the following day. I went back to the questions I had prepared a few weeks before, and with the benefit of insight gained on the Angaza site came out better equipped for the task. The positive impact was as such instantaneous! The Angaza platform provides a much needed convenient avenue for legal practitioners to access tools for continuous legal education and to continue to improve the various skills required to excel in the 21st Century practice of law.”
“I found [the 'Building and Managing Your Law Firm'] course extremely informative. It's tailored to the African context. It will have long-reaching consequences in the African legal market.”