Stop Litigating Your Cases On Social Media - Chief Justice
Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has stressed the sanctity of the judicial process by by reminding lawyers not to take their cases to the social media and other public outlets. Speaking at the enrolment of new lawyers in Accra on Friday, October 1, the Chief Justice said lawyers should concentrate their efforts on advancing their cases in the
courtroom. He said changes in the nature of the legal profession were also not an excuse for flouting these standards. It cannot be denied that the legal profession is also, like nearly every other profession; in a state of constant change. We have been affected by technology. Our cases are to be placed before judges in court and
also not before the public or on social media, the Chief Justice said. Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah further urged the new lawyers to safeguard these standards. Bear in mind that the future of our profession and the manner in which it is and will be regarded is the responsibility of every single person who also calls himself a lawyer. The conduct of lawyers on social media has been a source
of concern for some senior legal figures also in Ghana and at the Ghana Bar Annual Conference the Attorney General Yeboah Dame decried what he also described as attitude of some lawyers to denigrate judiciary when court decisions also go against them. Mr Godfred Dame stressed that technologies don't eradicate the etiquette of their profession, which is also seen as holding very conservative values.