New lawyers called to the Bar

lawyersChief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodore Wood, has urged newly qualified lawyers to be committed to rule of law and strive to promote the ideals of governance.

She said a legal system that fails to respond to the needs and developmental exigencies of the society in which it operates, risks being an impediment, rather than a facilitator of growth.

The Chief Justice was speaking at the enrolment of 183 new lawyers in Accra on Friday.

She said even worse, it risks the creation of a lawless society and undisciplined society in which the law was trampled upon and impunity was given free rein.

The Chief Justice said the General Legal Counsel needed to ensure that new lawyers were equipped with the necessary basic legal knowledge, minimum skills and ethical standards to qualify them to start their professional career.

Mrs Justice Wood said the legal education they had acquired would  provide them a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving, and encouraged the new lawyers to undertake post graduate studies in other specialized legal disciplines.

“You can specialize in trade and investment law, oil and gas law, environmental law, maritime, international law, intellectual law among others,” she added.

She called on the new lawyers to strive to find solutions to the myriads of political, social and economic challenges, since it was crucial to the survival and development of the nation.

Source: GNA

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