By Grace Q. Bryant
The Judiciary Branch of Government is expected to begin a one week National Conference today to discuss issues and other topics significant to the growth and development of the Justice system in the country.
The holding of the conference is in compliance with part one Rule 19 of the Revised Rules of the Supreme Court and seeks to unite legal actors and restore positive dignity within the Judiciary.
Rule 19 provides that,” The Supreme Court shall hold a National Judicial conference at least once every year to discuss pertinent legal issues relative to the administration of Justice.”
Speaking over the weekend, the Director of Communications at the Temple of Justice, Atty. Darryl Ambrose Nmah, explained that the conference will allow justices of the Supreme Court, judges, magistrates and lawyers as well as local and international participants from diverse professional backgrounds to interact from a broader spectrum of the society on the topics to be adequately discussed.
According to Director Nmah, the conference will also allow the Judiciary to play a significant role in business climate reforms by examining reformed rules and legal processes and procedures that will increase the confidence of potential investors and existing businesses.
Director Nmah revealed that as contradictions and mixed feelings still exist in the public spaces about issues relating to ethical transgressions in the Justice system, the Supreme Court will be looking forward to an open and hearty discussion that will reduce or totally eradicate mixed feeling and gather more positive perceptions that will enhance public confidence in the judicial system.
Director Nmah admitted that for the past 10 years, the Supreme Court was unable to conduct conference due to financial constraints.
The last National Judiciary conference was held from March 8 to 10, 2010 during the tenure of the late Chief Justice, Johnnie N. Lewis, with the current Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor serving as the conference committee chairperson.
Big Judicial Conference Opens Today
By Grace Q. Bryant