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CJ Commits to Addressing Legal Education Challenges

His Lordship the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, has pledged his commitment to finding a lasting solution to the challenges plaguing legal education in Ghana.

“Let me take this opportunity to assure the general public that I am fully committed to the process of ensuring a long and lasting solution to the current challenges plaguing legal education in the country”, he said.

The Chief Justice was speaking at an expanded meeting of the General Legal Council, where 76 newly qualified Lawyers were enrolled and called to the Bar.

He indicated that there will be series of engagements with relevant stakeholders to deliberate on holistic solutions that encompasses best practices for legal education.

Chief Justice Anin Yeboah cautioned the newly enrolled Lawyers to be honest at all times and not yield to the negative belief that  Lawyers are  dishonest and liars, as the General Legal Council would not spare anyone caught engaging in dishonest practices. He further urged them not to rush to open individual chambers when not properly prepared.

He also reminded them to work in the interest of their clients, the public good and the country at large. “Even though you have personally toiled to make it this far, as a Lawyer you belong to the public. You have today become members of a client-centered public profession and must ensure that at all times you work in the interest of your client, the public good and the country at large,” he said.

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