Acting CJN Tasks New Lawyers On Integrity And Competence
The acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has advised newly admitted lawyers to the Nigerian Bar, to perform their roles as legal practitioners with integrity and competence.
Justice Onnoghen told the new wigs who have just completed their legal training from the various campuses of the Nigerian law school to not only cater to the interest of their clients, but that of the larger society while carrying out their judicial duties.
The acting CJN who was performing his first official call-to-bar ceremony since assuming office as the head of the country’s judiciary, also warned the new wigs that the body of benchers would not hesitate to throw out any erring lawyer from the legal profession.
While reminding the celebrants of the rules of professional conduct, Justice Onnoghen admonished the lawyers to shun any act that would bring the profession into disrepute.
He further charged the new lawyers to continue to educate and develop themselves professionally, so as to keep themselves abreast of latest legal developments in the country and across the globe.