Lawyers challenged to change attitudes

Momase

A representative of the legal fraternity in Morobe, Karo Gamoga of  Gamoga Lawyers last Friday challenged lawyers in the province to change some of their attitudes when dispensing justice in courts.
“We must be on time with our work and avoid looking rugged with stained teeth,” said Gamoga during the opening of the renovated Lae district court house.
He said if court facilities were improved, then lawyers must improve now and live up to the standards as officers of the courts.
He told the lawyers that the court house was where most of them did their work and they have a duty and an obligation to uphold and dispense justice at all times.
Gamoga said the misconception that the court house belongs to the State only was wrong and asked that lawyers make positive improvements on their part.
He assured the chief justice and chief magistrate that there would be a certain level of improvement on their part of lawyers in Lae city and the province.
Meanwhile, Justice Ellanas Batari announced that a first of its kind one-stop court complex would be built in Lae for the Momase region.
The complex will house the higher courts and the court of appeal.
Highlands and Islands regions will follow suit when funding is available but plans are already in place, he said.
Batari also sounded a warning to all constitutional officers and related major stakeholders to step up in their performance to uphold and deliver justice in a transparent manner.

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