Onimim Jacks was born on December 4, 1961 in Buguma, Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. She read Law at the University of Lagos and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1983, from where she also obtained a Masters in Law (LL.M) degree in 1991.
In 1984, she was called to the Nigerian Bar and enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She would later in 1987 become an Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York in the United States of America. Onimim had a short Legal Practice in the United States of America between 1986 and 1987 as a Volunteer Attorney in the Civil Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society in Chelsea, New York. In that capacity, she represented indigent citizens in housing matters before the Housing Court as well as in all other civil matters. Continue Reading