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Bar Wants To Be Party Respondent In Nwadudike – GoL Case

By Grace Q. Bryant
The umbrella arm of every lawyer practicing law with the border of the Republic of Liberia, the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA), is seeking the court’s blessing to intervene in the case between the Government of Liberia and Cllr. Ndubuisi Nwabudike, whom they referred to one of as their own.
The Bar reminded the court that the statute provides that, “Upon the timely application, any person shall be allowed to intervene in an action (a) when the statute of the Republic of Liberia confers an unconditional right to intervene (b) when the representation of the applicant’s by existing parties is or may be inadequate and applicant is or may be bound by a judgment the action.”
In an 11-count document filed at the Civil Law Court on Monday, the LNBA is praying the court to allowed them intervene into the matter as a party respondent because according to them, any decision emanating from the petitioner’s petition, be it negative or positive, will have a binding effect on the movant as a regulatory body for all lawyers.
“Movant further prays your honor to grant unto it any and all further reliefs that that your honor may deem just, legal and equitable,” the Bar is requesting.
Meanwhile, according to the LNBA, the sitting of the Executive Council of the LNBA on March 31, was to unanimously resolve the matter therefore its Grievance & Ethics Committee was authorized to conduct an investigation into the alleged ethical breach by one of its members, Cllr. A. Ndubuisi Nwabudike, as it relates to claims of his naturalization and citizenship as a Liberian.
The LNBA informed the court that the National Executive Council has therefore authorized the committee to institute any action(s) arising out of such matter and to ensure that it is brought to a logical conclusion
The LNBA revealed that membership of the Liberian National Bar Association shall be opened to all lawyers who are citizen of Liberia and that it is in accordance with Article 111 Section 11 (a) that, “Any member may, after due inquiry, can be disciplined by means of suspension or expulsion from membership of the Association if proves gross misconduct in his/her relation to the Association or his/her professional undertaking upon two-third vote.

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