Ghana Bar Association worried about missing Dockets at the Courts


The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has expressed serious concern about the rampant incidents of missing dockets at the various courts in the country.

These were contained in a Resolution passed at the end of the 2017-2018 conference held by members of the Bar at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region in September, and signed by its National President and National Secretary, Benson Nutsukpui and Justin Agbeli Amenuvor.

The Bar, therefore, urged the Judicial Service to ensure that the Registrars of the various courts take steps to effectively monitor movements of dockets and also to be proactive in generating temporary dockets, where necessary, to facilitate expeditious determination of cases.

The Resolution also stated that the Bar, while protecting the Judiciary in the fair and lawful exercise of their duties, will not condone any semblance of corruption and or misconduct on the Bench.

It added that the Bar deplores the attitude of disrespect and discourtesy shown by certain judges and magistrates in the courts, and urged the Executives of the Bar to bring such misbehaviour to the attention of the Chief Justice for her necessary action.

The Bar also urged its members to continue to provide pro-bono and legal aid services to the poor and deprived in society who otherwise may not be able to afford legal services.

The Resolution further indicated that the GBA, in upholding the rule of law and continually promoting an upright Bar and Bench, urges members of the Legal Profession to desist from practices that could bring the image of the Profession and the administration of justice as a whole into disrepute.

It added that members of the Bar should re-dedicate themselves to the ethics of the profession and conduct themselves and their duties to the court, colleague lawyers, clients and the general public in a manner that befits the dignity of the Legal Profession.

The Annual General Conference of the Bar was on the theme: ‘Saving the Future Generation from the Scourge of Corruption and Environmental Degradation; the Role of the Legal Profession.’ It was graced by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.


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