Bar welcomes 60 law professionals

Feb 9, 2022, 12:41 PM

At least 60 graduates of the Gambia Law School were on Monday called to the Bar to enter the Gambian Legal System, after years of rigorous legal training. 

The highly embraced event marked the graduation of the 10th batch of the Gambia Law School and was held at the law courts complex on the Independence Drive in Banjul. Among the attendees present to welcome the newbies were legal practitioners, magistrates, judges, heads of government departments and other top government functionaries.

Thirty-three of the graduating students were female while 27 were male.

Chief Justice Hassan B. applauded them for the landmark level of achievement reached in their lives, while encouraging them to work extremely hard to reach higher heights as far as the legal profession is concerned.

About the legal profession, he said: “It’s a profession of continuous learning, you will never finish your studies and you will never finish learning. It’s a continuous process of learning up to when you hang up your wigs and gowns. It is also a profession renowned for hard work. You have to work many long hours when others are asleep. But if you do so, at the end of it all there comes the reward of recognition as a professional of the highest standards.”

The profession, he added, stands described as an honourable profession. “It is described as that because it is a profession that is dedicated to truth, and justice. That must be reflected in your own personal and individual characters. You must live a life of honesty, integrity and be devoted to the path of truth and justice.”

Those students, according to Chief Justice Jallow are left with one more challenge to be enrolled to the bar. “You are yet to do your attachment for one year at the end of which the General Legal Council will consider whether each of you is a fit and proper person for enrollment as a member of the honourable profession for legal practitioners.”

Solicitor General Hussein Thomasi representing the minister of Justice, also urged the graduating students to be honest and ethical in dispensation of their due duties, arguing that that is all what the law is about.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
QNET Int’l officials meet Gambian media
Jan 12, 2021, 1:39 PM

The QNET International Company’s regional general manager and public relations manager in sub-Saharan Africa, Biram Fall and Maxime Peti respectively over the weekend met the Gambian media in connection with QNET’s mode of operations and many other issues.

Ebrima Sankareh v7
‘Joint Investigative Panel’ on foiled coup plot submits report to gov’t
Feb 1, 2023, 12:19 PM

Banjul, The Gambia — The public, the Diplomatic and Consular Corps are informed that the “Joint Investigative Panel” into the foiled coup plot against the legitimate Government of President Adama Barrow submitted its final report to the State on the 30th  January, 2023.

China v3
Gambia employs leverage for agric products in China/ Gambia uses diplomacy as agric products still disallowed in China
Jan 11, 2022, 1:18 PM

A reliable source has informed The Point that Gambian agricultural products are disallowed in the People's Republic of China.

‘Women court members, women alkalolu key in fighting FGC/M, GBV’
Jan 22, 2021, 11:16 AM

Neneh Touray, assistant director of Information, Education and Communication for Women’s Bureau has affirmed that the involvement of women court members, women leaders as well as women alkalolu will play a pivotal role in ending the deeply-rooted cultural traditional practice dubbed Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGM) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) among other negative issues affecting women and girls in the country.