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Prof. Mensa-Bonsu Charges Lawyers to Imbibe Integrity in Discharge of Duty

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A professor of law, at the School of law, University of Ghana, Professor Henrietta Mensa -Bonsu has charged lawyers to be exhibit integrity and honor in the discharge of their duties.

She says the onus lies upon them to pursue excellence in the legal profession which can only be achieved with diligence. Laziness and procrastination, she indicates, should have no place in the profession. She called for proper fact checking to authenticate information.

Professor Mensa-Bonsu expressed these at the fourth legal Luminaries Lecture organized by the Law Students’ Union of University of Cape Coast which was on the theme, “Building a society of  men and women of integrity : The lawyer as a workman”.

Speaking on the topic, “On Counting and being counted on: The responsibilities of the lawyer and social privilege” the Professor of law called on legal practitioners to repose confidence in Ghana’s justice system and avoid practices which may subvert the law.

A private legal practitioner, Ace Ankomah, who also spoke on, “The lawyer as a citizen vigilante: a call to duty or a choice”, charged upcoming practitioners to speak for justice as they owe the citizenry a duty to comment on issues of social concern.

He said though the profession promises a level of advantage in protecting them from adversity of society they would be proper seekers of the law if they respect it. He added that persons in the legal profession should not only be motivated by the economic gains of the profession but as well seek the truthfulness of the law.