Julie Donli obtained her bachelor of law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and won the best prize for the annual Dean’s moot court competition in 1990. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992.
Donli has interest in diverse areas of practice but not limited to Arbitration, Company and Corporate Law. She has worked with reputable firms such as Anthony Igbene & Co. She then proceeded to S. O Ajayi as an Associate from 1996 – 2002 and then moved on to the corporate organisations the Securities and Exchange Commission from July 1, 2002 to October 2, 2005 as a Manager in the Secretariat and Legal Administrative Department.
She was appointed Legal Adviser/Company Secretary of the Nigerian Capital Market Institute, an affiliate of the Securities and Exchange Commission Abuja from June 2005 – October 2, 2005. In October 2005 she resigned and went into private practice, Legal Field and Co.
She later moved on to UBA Trustees, Abuja where she headed the Abuja branch and Northern Region from October 3, 2006 till August 1, 2007. In August 2007, she was appointed as the Executive Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor, Government House until September 2012.
She later worked as Deputy Head of Chambers with Legal Resources Alliance from November 2012 – May 2013. She joined the firm of Benson Igbanoi & Co. in June 2013 She set up Julie Okah & Co. where she currently practices and is also the founder of Julie Donli Kidney Foundation.
She has attended various workshops and seminars and is a member of the following professional bodies:
• Nigerian Bar Association
• International Bar Association
• Nigerian Institute of Management
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
• Securities and Investment Institute
• Chartered Secretaries and Administrators International
• Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
BARRISTER JULIE ENIEKEDOU DONLI
(LLB, BL, FCIS, AcARB)