Lawyers urged to uphold ethics of the profession




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lawyersIJEBU-ODE – The Nigerian Bar (NBA), Ijebu-Ode Branch, Ogun, on Tuesday urged its to uphold the of the law profession in order to remain relevant to the .

The Secretary-General of the , Taiwo Odumosu, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ijebu-Ode on Tuesday.

He stressed that by adhering strictly to the of the profession, corruption would be eliminated in the dispensation of justice, adding: “unbiased interpretation of law is the common last hope“.

He decried corruption in the law profession resulting in unprofessional hike in fees or engaging in money laundering for clients.

“We to always emphasise the of our profession so that we can have a bar that is more responsive to the ’’, Odumosu said.

He said the judiciary must remain uncompromised to maintain public confidence.

Odumosu advised his colleagues to encourage other professionals to study law, saying: “the knowledge of law ensure we have a better .

“I encourage all the faculties of law of universities to ensure that they inculcate ethics into their curriculum.

“Law students do not have to wait until they get to the law school to benefit from such curriculum as is the case now’’, he said.

On the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Odumosu said, “if we progress in this country, government must always respect the decisions of the courts at all levels.“[eap_ad_2]

Prof Bankole Sodipo, the Dean, and Commercial Law, Babcock , Ilishan-Remo, said lawyers needed to shun sharp practices in the profession.

Sodipo told NAN that not adhering to the founding principles of law would only bring the profession into disrepute and thus lead to its stagnation

“The environment has changed and we also have to change. This means we to have a roundtable to brainstorm on how to deal with the threats to the law profession.

“We need to our delivery to clients. People complain that the judicial system is slow.

“We need to work on winning the confidence of the people back and that begins by reforming the sector.

“We need to do a study to ascertain the challenges of the profession which require immediate attention and tackle them headlong.’’ (NAN)[eap_ad_3]