NAME: MRS. FLORENCE IKWUOMA DUROHA-IGWE
DATE OF BIRTH: 20TH MAY 1953
PLACE OF BIRTH:
STATE OF ORIGIN: IMO
L.G.A: IDEATO NORTH
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED WITH THREE CHILDREN
|SCHOOL ATTENDED AND QUALIFICATIONS:|
|(A) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:||METHODIST
|(B) SECONDARY SCHOOL:||ANGLICAN GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL OGIDI||(1963-1971) (WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERT.)|
|(D) COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION:||
||(1976-1977) B.L (DATE OF CALL TO BAR: MAY, 1977)|
|DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS MAGISTRATE GRADE 1:||16TH NOVEMBER, 1981|
|DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS A CHIEF MAGISTRATE 11:||1ST SEPTEMBER, 1986|
|DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS A CHIEF MAGISTRATE 1:||1988|
|DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS CHIEF REGISTRAR CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL:||14TH JANUARY, 1992|
|DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS HIGH COURT JUDGE:||NOVEMBER, 1998|
NATIONAL SEMINARS/CONFERENCE S ATTENDED:
National Seminar on Women and children, Concorde Hotel, Owerri, 24th26th October, 1989.
Seminar on Igbo Women in Socio-Economic Change, Owerri, April 3-5-2990.
Advisory Judicial Committee:
Department of Continuing Education for the Judiciary, 2nd National Workshop
for Magistrates, Area Courts and Customary courts Judges, Enugu Zone (for Anambra and
for Top Political functionaries in State Governments held at
Two-day Shell Oil Seminar 24th — 25th September, 1992
Workshop on Judicial Administration for Chief Registrars and Chief Magistrates in the Federation organized by the National Judicial Institute in Collaboration with the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria held at ASCON, TOPO Badagry. February 26th-28th1993 (Awarded Certificate for successful completion of the Workshop).
Workshop on Judicial Administration for Chief Registrars and Chief Magistrates in the Federation organized by the National Judicial Institute in Collaboration with the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria held at ASCON.TOPO-Badagry. February 21st - 23rd 1994. (Awarded Certificate for successful completion of the workshop).
Orientation Workshop on Managing Government Business for Top Functionaries of the State Civil Service - Oguta Motels, Ltd. 23rd24th March, 1994. (Awarded Certificate for successful completion of the workshop).
Workshop on Judicial Administration for Administrative Judicial Officers in the Federation organized by the National Judicial Institute, March 10th11th 1997. (Awarded Certificate for successful completion of the Workshop).
Seminar on domestic violence organized by the Women Centre for Peace and Development (WOPED), Modotel Hotel Ltd., Owerri (l7t1 February, 1998).
Course for Newly appointed Judges —
Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application for International Human rights norms organized by (CIRDDOC) 23rd 26th July, 2001.
Refresher course for Judges organized by N.J.I.2003.
The Common Wealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association Conference Island of Jersey- 2005.
OFFICE OF RESPONSIBILITY HELD:
President, Senior Debating Society, Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Ogidi (1970-1971).
Welfare Officer (W.A. Hall)
Legal Adviser of
Financial Secretary, Magistrates Association of Nigeria,
Legal Adviser Ada Ovim Association of Nigeria (1986 to date)
Life Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers (F.I.D.A.).
Matron, Nigeria Christian Corpars’ Fellowship,
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT SERVED IN:
Owerri Magisterial District
Oru Magisterial District (1st Female Chief Magistrate to head a Magisterial District).
JUDICIAL DIVISIONS SERVED:
Oru Judicial Division
Owerri Judicial Division
Worked in Akpamgbo & Okolo’s Chambers (Articleship), 1977.
Officer in Charge of Prosecutions, State C.I.D. Police Headquarters,
A.C. Orah & Co. Solicitors and Advocates - August 1979- March 1980.
Part-time Lecturer (Business Law)
Senior Administrative Officer, Nigerian Television Authority, Zone C. Headquarters,
Senior State Counsel 11, Legal Drafting Unit, Imo State House of Assembly, Owerri – 2nd October, 1980 - December, 1981.
Part-time Lecturer (Business Law) Polytechnic Nekede,
Chief Magistrate in charge, Oru Magisterial District, Imo State Judiciary. 1988 - 14th January, 1992.
Chief Registrar Customary Court of Appeal,
LECTURES DELIVERED AT SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY THE IMO STATE JUDICIARY AND OTHER BODIES:
Dissolution of Customary Law Marriages in our Customary Courts.
Hints on Court Administration.
Restructuring of the Customary Courts in
Eliminating Domestic Violence: From Legal Barriers to Legal Solutions. A key note Address.
Judiciary Mechanism for Empowering the people.
PRESENT EMPLOYMENT: Judge, High Court of Justice,
HEIGHT: 1.6 Metres.
JUSTICE F. I. DUROHA-IGWE, LL.B. (Hons.) U.N.N.), B.L. (Lagos), is the first
female Lawyer, Isuikwuato L.G.A. Abia State, First Female Chief Registrar
Imo State Judiciary and First Female Judge Ideato North/South L.G.A., Imo