A United States-based Ghanaian Professor, Kwaku Asare has tested the mandate given by the Chief Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah requesting that judges hear instances of senior attorneys first.
In the perspective on Prof Asare, any appointed authority who accepts that lesser attorneys and their clients ought to invest energy watching senior legal advisors, is probably going to be one-sided.
Mr Anin-Yeboah on Monday April 11 gave the roundabout to judges demonstrating that youthful legal counselors need to gain from their senior associates.
With that in mind, the Chief Justice said “I would demand all Trial Court Judges to stick to this well established custom and resort to welcoming applications from Seniors first rigorously.
“The Legal Profession, as we probably are aware, is saturated with customs and functions. One of the customs noticed is the act of calling instances of people whose names are on the roll of Lawyers, arranged by rank of enrolment, despite the idea of correspondence at the Bar.
“This training, among different advantages, manages the cost of the youthful Lawyer the potential chance to gain from Seniors to whom they wouldn’t usually be presented to; along these lines, advancing the entire legitimate preparation experience past what is educated in Chambers and different work environments.
“It has as of late been attracted to my consideration, that some Trial Court Judges are not seeing this training in court.
“While the option to call a case amiss isn’t outright and is exercisable subject to the accommodation of the court, for the reasons referenced above, I would demand all Trial Court Judges to stick to this well established custom and resort to welcoming applications from Seniors first rigorously. I want to believe that I can rely on your participation,” the roundabout said.
Be that as it may, in a Facebook present responding on this mandate, Prof Asare who is likewise a senior private legitimate expert said “Equity is futile assuming it turns into a respector of senior attorneys. Judges promise to really and steadfastly fill the roles of their office without dread or favor, love or hostility, and MUST not incline toward senior attorneys, consequently showing malevolence to junior legal counselors.
“The adjudicator who accepts that lesser attorneys and their clients ought to invest their energy watching senior legal counselors, is probably going to be one-sided, regardless of whether unknowingly, by that conviction.
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