Lawyers Alert is a Civil Society Organisation that is non-partisan and non-profit made up substantially of Lawyers and other professionals committed to the entrenchment of democracy, rule of law and socio-economic development of residents of Nigeria with particular emphasis on women.
It was founded in 2000, and became operational in 2002. It is registered according to the laws of Nigeria and Benue State. We are headquartered in Makurdi, Benue State.
Our vision is the entrenchment of virile democracy in Nigeria alongside its’ attendant gains.
* Empowerment of the citizenry, especially women and vulnerable groups through knowledge of their rights and accessible means of enforcing same in a secured environment.
* To ensure accessibility to justice by the poor and vulnerable through provision of free legal services.
* To encourage and promote participation of citizens, especially women and marginalized groups in the political process.
* To engage in programs that will strengthen the legal system and guarantee a free and independent judiciary and other democratic institutions.