By Precious D. Freeman
The former Chief Justice of Liberia, Francis Korkpor, has been appointed to head the Review Committee on the Revised Rules of All Courts, and the code of moral and professional ethics for lawyers at the Temple of Justice.
He will also review the judicial canons with the purpose of reviewing the present instrument; identify challenges and shortcomings, if any.
The former Chief Justice was appointed on November 30, 2023 by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court of Liberia, along with other former and retired Chief Justices and judges.
Those appointed are former Associate Justice, P. Edwin Gausi, member; former Associate Justice, M. Wilkins Wright, member; retired Associate Justice, Gladys Johnson, member; Judge Roosevelt Willie, member, and Ousman Feika.
Others are Judge Golda Bonah-Elliott, member; Cllr Cyril Jones, member; Cllr. Sylvester Rennie, member; Cllr Jallah Barbu, member; Cllr Betty Lamin –Blamo, member, and Cllr Ruth Jappah, member.
The appointees are to advance recommendations and revision, with the view of bringing the instruments to terms with current realities of the practice.
The communication further revealed the filing of unmeritorious cases by lawyers and party litigants, petition for a writ of prohibition, and other remedial processes.
The Supreme Court said these different unmeritorious filings are responsible for the protracted delay in the adjudication of cases, or frustrating the execution of judgment in the court system.