WorldStage Newsonline— The Nigerian Law School held its annual call-to-bar ceremony in Abuja on Thursday with a total of 5,025 new lawyers added to the growing rank of legal practitioners.
Addressing the “new wigs,” the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar has advised entrants into the legal profession to maintain be decorous in their conduct and uphold the ethic of the profession while carrying out their duties.
She urged them on their responsibilities as “officer of the court,” which she said require them to assist the court in the achieving justice at all time.
The CJN advised the new lawyers to be punctual in their appearances and whenever possible, should give prompt notice to the court and other counsel in the case of any circumstances requiring his tardiness or absence.
The CJN further advised them to conduct their cases in logical sequence, a practice, she said helps the court to follow the case with ease. She also urged always exhibit “seriousness of purpose, frankness and honesty.