Established on the 12th of December 2012, Lawyers League for Minorities in Nigeria (LLMN) is a non-profit social justice organization of lawyers that render pro-bono legal services to indigent Nigerians who have suffered discrimination or human rights abuses based on their identity strand as a minority. LLMN is also particular about protecting and enforcing the rights of LGBTI Nigerians and women living with disabilities in Nigeria.
With the support of Out in Tech, a U.S based community of LGBTQ+ tech industry enthusiasts that strive to unite individuals across the technology-related industries, and Squarespace Inc., a SaaS-based content management system-integrated website builder, LLMN’s website was created with the help of volunteers.
Speaking on the importance of the website to the community, the Founder, Jake Effoduh said; “Not many human rights organizations in Nigeria provide legal support for minority populations, therefore the visibility of LLMN is critical. This website will make it easier to share information and foster communication with stakeholders and the public.”
LLMN is registered as an Incorporated Trustee under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.