Home » Headlines, Judiciary, State News » CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

CJN

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Mohammed has condemned what he described as despicable dressing by some lawyers to court.

Akande  Festus, Director, Press and Information, Supreme Court in a statement on Thursday said the CJN made this known during a courtesy visit by members of the Abuja Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA)

The CJN said that such dressing didn’t in any way reflect the honour and dignity of the legal profession.

Justice Mohammed warned that lawyers who did not adhere strictly to the time-honoured dress code of legal practitioners would not be allowed to appear in court.

The acting CJN further urged the Abuja NBA executives to always endeavour to give the young lawyers the right training and tutelage so that they could be constantly kept abreast of the rudiments of the profession.

He particularly said this in regards to the dress pattern and conduct expected of a lawyer.

He also enjoined all lawyers to imbibe the cardinal principles of the legal practice which he said included hard work, dedication and trustworthiness.

He urged lawyers to always advice their clients correctly and never try to mislead them into believing what was not true.

The acting CJN expressed appreciation for the courtesy visit, congratulated the Abuja NBA on the giant strides they had so far accomplished.

He, however, lamented the palpable unwillingness of most practicing lawyers to be appointed to the bench, as they always believed that judges were poor people.

“If everybody runs away from being appointed as judge, who will now be the judge?

“Taking up judicial appointment is a great sacrifice that we all should be able to make for our fatherland, so I appeal to you to always be willing to serve as judges whenever such opportunity comes.

“This is because judges are not poor people but a special breed of people with self-contentment and passion to serve.”

Earlier, chairman of Abuja branch of NBA, Mr Folarin Aluko said the branch had, over the years, initiated different programmes and projects aimed at improving the lot of its members in Abuja and other states in Nigeria.

He name some of the innovative programmes to include lawyers’ health insurance scheme, establishment of digital library and provision of scholarship scheme for lawyers aspiring to further their studies in specialised areas.(NAN)

Related Posts

EasyFreeAds Blog News Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati del.icio.us Digg Google Yahoo Buzz StumbleUpon

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=52286

Posted by on Mar 28 2019. Filed under Headlines, Judiciary, State News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Headlines

NNP BREAKING NEWS:

Categories

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/823 of National Politics

Browse Corruption Politics

Featuring Top 3/134 of Corruption Politics

fvevveee

Advertisement

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1301 of NNP Columnists

Browse Books & Magazines

Featuring Top 4/15 of Books & Magazines

Alleged corruption: EFCC replies Fayose

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

SEARCH POSTS BY DAY & MONTH

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
456
789
10
11
1213
14151617
18
1920
21222324252627
282930

© 2019 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes