The Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo has advised the newly inducted lawyers to uphold the ethical standards of the legal profession and carry themselves in a manner befitting a legal practitioner.
She advised the new lawyers while addressing the 60th induction ceremony.
The ceremony saw 1097 new lawyers who had successfully passed the bar exams called to the bar at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Justice Torkornoo said, “As lawyers, you will need to be part of the conduit through which justice is served and delivered in this complex environment.”
“In shouldering this role as a person of learning, you will always need to remember that a lawyer’s personal reputation is their most valuable asset.”
The Chief Justice asserts that lawyers’ communication, listening skills, information handling, and relationship management skills significantly impact their professional legacy throughout their careers.
“Whether you are aware of it or not, your reputation from the very first day you step out in this robe and accompanying accoutrements will be built on the foundation of trust, honesty, and adherence to ethical standards, not just learning,” Justice Torkornoo said.