The new Senior Advocates have been told to be humble, and be leading lights of the legal profession in Nigeria.
This was the general submission at the 4th induction programme organised by the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN), during the week.
With the induction being legal ethics and professionalism in the practice of law, this is one of the many series of events organised for the SANs, before they take the Oath on Wednesday.
Speaking on the topic “Understanding the Culture and Demand of Continuous Excellence at the Inner Bar”, Hon. Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammed of the Supreme Court, told the new SANs not to think of this as being the highest level of the law profession, but rather, the beginning. He also urged them to show respect to both the Inner Bar and the Bench, because they are the custodians. He cautioned them against any act that will bring disregard to the Inner Bar, as the result of such an act may be unpleasant.
Also speaking, Hon. Justice Mojeed Owoade of the Court of Appeal, told the new SANs not to join the bandwagon of Lawyers that are fond of writing petitions to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for unfounded reasons. He also urged them not to make their appeal the ground of their petitions, even where there is a reason to.
Other Facilitators at the induction include Hon. Justices Helen Ogunwumiju and Ejembi Eko of the Supreme Court, and Hon. Justice Obietonbara Daniel-Kalio of the Court of Appeal, amongst others.