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Redeem Image Of Legal Practice , Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Redeem Image Of Legal Practice , Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Redeem Image Of Legal Practice, Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Redeem Image Of Legal Practice, Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, has once more urged the Nigerian Bar Association to take decisive action to stop what he described as the country’s deteriorating standards for legal practice.

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He voiced worry that certain lawyers’ actions were tarnishing the reputation and public perception of the legal profession.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media for the Deputy Governor, Mr. Doubara Atasi, said in a statement on Sunday that he spoke during the weekend when giving a group from the Bayelsa Chapter of the NBA Women Forum audience.

He, therefore, urged all well-meaning stakeholders to do everything within their reach to redeem and preserve the prestige and integrity of the profession.

Redeem Image Of Legal Practice, Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Ewhrudjakpo, who is a lawyer, particularly charged all organs of the NBA to play a pivotal role in promoting professional standards for which the legal profession was known, warning that if urgent measures were not taken, the profession would be worse for it.

He called on the NBA to come up with a framework that would make it mandatory for young lawyers freshly called to the bar to be under the tutelage of more experienced practitioners for a specific number of years before they are given the silk.

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Ewhrudjakpo, who was elated at the crop of vibrant female lawyers in the state, thanked the NBA women’s forum for supporting the policies of government so far.

He assured them that government would look into their request for support to acquire office accommodation, and sponsorship of their members to attend the 2022 Annual NBA Conference in Lagos.

Redeem Image Of Legal Practice, Bayelsa Govt Tasks NBA

Earlier in her remarks, the State Lead of the NBA Women Forum, Dise Ogbise, had thanked the state government for its good disposition towards female lawyers in the state.

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She appealed to the government to give more appointive positions to members of the forum and support them to secure office space to enable the forum to do more in promoting the laudable policies and programs of the prosperity administration.


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