Election 2016 Contribute positively to electoral process - Lawyers charged

On the part of the Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, she cautioned lawyers to avoid arguing cases in the media.

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Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

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The Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has charged lawyers to contribute positively to the electoral process and desist from giving disgruntled persons or losers the chance to scuttle the process when there is no merit during the December polls.

She said  lawyers have an integral role to play in protecting the integrity of the polls and must not underrate their influence in the electoral process.

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“The speed with which matters are disposed off, depend to a greater extent, on the cooperation of lawyers, beside the nature of proceedings. Employing technicalities to delay proceedings is the lawyer’s version of abuse of power and must be avoided.

At the  2016/2017 annual BAR conference in Accra, she noted that "lawyers should contribute positively to the electoral process and should desist from giving disgruntled persons or losers the chance to scuttle the process when there is no merit. Lawyers must respect their profession in order not to be used by anyone.”

On the part of the Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, she cautioned lawyers to avoid arguing cases in the media.

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“I wish once again to caution learned colleagues against Media trials. Those media discourses come off to us as interviews, then they may decide to court sympathies to one spot and to incite public emotions against an opponent’s case on the bench.

“In the best traditions of the profession, there are legal avenues and processes for correcting decisions of the court and so I will urge you to adopt these mechanisms to seek redress.”

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