Lagos State Judiciary has once again raised the Bar by absorbing in to the system for the first time Legal Practitioners as Court Registrar.
This was revealed by the Chief Judge at a workshop for the newly appointed Court Registrar, which took place today 17th of September 2018, at Peace Hall Lagos Multidoor Court House Igbosere Lagos.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, said that the administration is working tirelessly to improve the justice delivery service by infusing into the system professionalism, relevant skills, qualification and competency into the courts.
Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke admonished the newly employed Court Registrar to be efficient in their duties, she said “inefficiency on your part will constitute a serious clog in the wheels of justice, judges and magistrate cannot perform their duties of hearing and determining cases without an efficient and functional support staff base of which you are a major part. Your role is both administrative and legal”.
She further emphasised that the Court Registrar contribution to the smooth running of the court cannot be underplayed, adding that the purpose of the training is to educate them on their role, open them up to what is expected of them in some areas and to refresh their memory about what they already know.
The Chief Judge enjoined the Court Registrar to stand for what is right at all times and let integrity be their watchword in their assignment. She stressed that there must be visible difference now, since legal practitioners are leading registrar in each court.
Oke concluded by advising the Court Registrars to do their duty with the fear of God and they will discover that it could be the stepping stone to their greater height in the legal profession.