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Ex-Solicitor General Wrights challenges Associate Justice-Designate Gbeisay

Ex-Solicitor General Wrights challenges Associate Justice-Designate Gbeisay

A former Solicitor General of Liberia, Cllr. Michael M. Wrights, has challenged President George Manneh Weah’s nominee to the Supreme Court Bench, Cllr. Yamie Quiqui Gbeisaye, to make a difference and must stand out for the people. 

Speaking at the formal opening of the September Term of Court A.D. 2022 on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Temple of Justice on Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Cllr. Wrights urged Associate Justice-Designate Gbeisay to uphold the team and be careful of not to be swallowed up by the team players.

" When you work among others as a team, you uphold the integrity of the team and have to be careful of not to be swallow up by the that team. Something must make you different," Cllr.Wrights further urged Associate Justice-Designate Gbeisaye.


According to him, he has no doubt that his colleague will do well, saying ‘‘because I know you from school, how you handled the court and now going on the Supreme Court Bench. Hope you will distinguish yourself.’’ 

He added that something must make a person different from others and must stand out to be at their best. 


Speaking further, the former Solicitor General of Liberia mentioned that when Judge Gbeisay presided at the court lawyers rushed to court because he (Judge Gbeisay) has court room control.

At the same time, Cllr. Pearl Brown- Bull, an astute Liberian lawyer, said the Liberia National Bar Association and Female Lawyer Association should be the key people to recommend to the Executive Branch of Government on who should serve the Judiciary Branch (Supreme Court) with integrity for the 70years. 

Cllr. Brown- Bull said that those appointed must have integrity in order to serve the public.

 


She praised Judge Gbeisay as being one of the best experienced and good Judges sitting on the throne of justice.


Delivering the Judges Charge, Judge Gbeisay said the common goal in litigation is to find the truth, reward the party who is in the right and penalize the party in the wrong for the overall objective of peace and harmony in the society be it a lawyer or Judge. 

"Please be reminded that the sole object of the legal profession is to administer justice," he stressed.

The Civil Law Court "B" Judge said lawyers should examine cases and earnestly and advise their clients of the truth based on their clients’ complaint. 

He emphasized that doing this, lawyers will meaningfully contribute to the peace and tranquility which the nation desires now than ever before.

He cautioned lawyers about the Rule Seven of Code of Ethics of Moral Conduct of a lawyer, which states that "the primary duty of a lawyer engaged in public prosecution is not to convict, but to see that justice is done".

Judge Gbeisay noted that the suppression of facts or the secreting of witnesses capable of establishing the innocence of the accused is highly reprehensible and utterly unprofessional.

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