SUSAN YEJIDE KOLAWOLE graduated from the University of Ife, (now known as Obafemi Awolowo University,) Ile- Ife in July 1985, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in October 1986.
Her experience in General Legal Practice spans a period of Twenty Six (26) years post qualification, covering a stint as Senior Partner, Kolawole, Kolawole & Co., a Law Firm based in Lagos from April 2007 to July 2008. She assisted Clients with advice and representation across the full range of legal matters, with notable expertise both as Counsel/Adviser in Corporate, commercial Maritime and other matters in Nigeria.
She was a former Senior Associate/Deputy Head of Chambers of Olumide Sofowora’s Chambers, a Law Firm with Corporate and Commercial bias, based in Lagos, Nigeria from September 1996 to March 2007.
She was also Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to various Financial/Mortgage Banking Institutions between April 1992 and August 1996.
She is a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria appointed in February 2006.
Mrs. Kolawole joined the Civil service of Lagos State in in September 2008 and was formerly the Director and Head of the Directorate of Civil Litigation and now Director and Head of the Directorate of Legislative Drafting in the Ministry of Justice.
She is a member of :
- The Review Committee of the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules;
- Nigerian Institute of Management;
- Nigerian Bar Association;
- International Federation of Women Lawyers (F.I.D.A)
- International Bar Association.