Miyetti Law has an institutional commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Recognising the substantial unmet legal needs in our society, Miyetti Law seeks to encourage and facilitate the participation of our lawyers and staff in Pro bono work through the “Miyetti Rights Project”
Miyetti Rights Project is designed to cater for the legal needs of indigent individuals and organisations who can not afford legal representation. We are committed to making an impact everyday by pooling our talents and resources in providing Pro bono legal services.
Our Pro bono works are always carried out in the same way and according to the same procedures, with the same diligence, energy, enthusiasm, resources, timeliness, supervision, review and with the same recognition for time spent as well as all other legal work undertaken by the firm.
Our lawyers provide the same standards of professional attention, staffing, and supervision to Pro Bono Services as provided to other client services. Pro bono matters approved by the Pro bono Committee are handled free of charge.
Under the auspices of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vehicle, the Miyetti Rights Project, we have provided 100% free legal services to indigent clients who are standing trial on various offences ranging from misdemeanour to grievous offences as murder or culpable homicide. Few of these cases are: an appeal against the decision of a Nigerian Army General Court Martial that imposed a life sentence on some junior ranking officers; and a murder trial wherein we are erecting a case of self-defence, for a petty trader alleged to have murdered her victim.
As of 2018, we have taken on 65 cases pro bono and have secured discharge and/or acquittal in about 45 of these cases. We have built partnerships with key government institutions like the Nigerian Prison Service, the Legal Aid Council, the Human Right Commission and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for the purposes of achieving the mandate of the Miyetti Rights Project.