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New Lawyers Reminded of Roles

Thirty new lawyers, who were yesterday admitted to the bar by Chief Justice Anthony Gates, were reminded of their duties in assisting the courts. “You have each taken an oath
28 Aug 2015 10:19

Thirty new lawyers, who were yesterday admitted to the bar by Chief Justice Anthony Gates, were reminded of their duties in assisting the courts.

“You have each taken an oath and that should remind you of your duties to act at all times as a practitioner professionally devoted to your clients and to act as a responsible, committed, honourable and noble officers of the court,” Justice Gates said.

He said it was their duty to assist the courts.

Mr Gates also reminded the lawyers to obtain as much knowledge as they could in their work as a barrister or solicitor.

“If you have some free time, observe in court the skills, style, and efforts of your senior colleagues. Good or bad you may learn from what you see and discern which method is effective and which is not,” Justice Gates said.

He said if lawyers could do this, the court would respect their opinions and arguments and would also rely on their soundness.

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