60 law graduates called to the bar

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60 law graduates called to the bar

By Aisha Tamba

The Gambia Law School yesterday held a graduation ceremony for 60 law students who have been called to the bar. The event was held at the Supreme Court in Banjul. This is the tenth class of students to graduate from the law school and be called to the Gambian bar.

Chief justice and chairman of the Gambia Legal Council Hassan Jallow, welcomed the new graduates and described law as a noble profession.

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He said it is only through hard work and dedication that one attains the distinction of being regarded as a good lawyer.

He urged the new lawyers to respect the demand of their clients by giving quality law services and avoid pitching sole law firms.

Solicitor General Hussein Thomasi representing the minister of justice said the law profession goes with integrity, honesty and dedication towards clients.

Mr Thomasi emphasised the importance of respecting the ethical values of the profession.

The director of the school Mrs Rougie Thomasi said at least 40 of the graduates are Gambians with women constituting the majority.

In delivering the vote of thanks, top graduand Mrs Fatou Touray, called on her colleagues to make the best use of the opportunities availed to them to attain personal and professional development.