Today’s Lawyers will determine the caliber of judges tomorrow — Sophia Akuffo expresses worry

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Today’s Lawyers will determine the caliber of judges tomorrow — Sophia Akuffo expresses worry

Former Chief Justice (CJ) of Ghana, Madam Sophia Akuffo has attacked what appears to be the mass production of lawyers being churned by the Legal Cou

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Former Chief Justice (CJ) of Ghana, Madam Sophia Akuffo has attacked what appears to be the mass production of lawyers being churned by the Legal Council and the Bar Association.

According to her, the law profession has become an ‘assembly line’ instead of a call to duty stating it will affect the kind of judges to country will get soon

“How many of them are lawyers because they want to help rather than it is a stepping stone to some big thing? To a political life and to be rich. That is my impression.

“My concern is that the caliber of the larger number of lawyers is what is going to dictate the caliber of the greater number of judges in the future. Because you are a member of the BAR before you become a judge,” Madam Akuffo

The former CJ spoke in Starr Chat with Bola Ray on Thursday.

According to her, it is becoming very easy for anyone to become a lawyer in the country.

“I still stand by that it is not a question of numbers. It is a question of quality and the content, scope, and magnitude and the process of becoming a lawyer, I think that it is increasingly becoming an assembly line.”, the former CJ insisted

Source: Kapital Online Team//2023.

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