Acting Chief Justice Temo stresses on ethics as 53 new lawyers admitted to the Bar

Acting Chief Justice Temo stresses on ethics as 53 new lawyers admitted to the Bar

By Karishma Kumari
Saturday 06/04/2024
Acting Chief Justice Salesi Temo Photo:Supplied

Acting Chief Justice Salesi Temo has reminded the 53 new law practitioners who were admitted to the bar today to be polite, work hard, study their case and be firm when advocating in the courtroom.

While speaking during the University of Fiji Bar Admission today, Acting Chief Justice Temo says if they are in doubt they must consult their legal practitioners, and be very fair with the benches, about the way they speak and the way they present.

He says they must learn how to sharpen their skills of being polite and their voice projection as those are the skills of an advocate.

He also says they must understand their role when they come to the court and know the court's ethics, talk to their senior counsels, be fair with their clients and not overcharge them.

The Acting Chief Justice has also confirmed that the civil law rules are being revised as they do not assist in resolving disputes within a reasonable time.

He says they have directed the Civil Law Committee which Magistrate Waleen George is a part of to work on the rules.

Chief Justice Temo says civil cases and criminal cases have to be resolved in a reasonable time.

The Acting Chief Justice further says they are working hard with the Fiji Law Society and are consulting the senior counsels to ensure that members of the Society are better served.

Police need assistance to identify man’s body found in Rewa River
The Nausori Police are requesting assistance in identifying the man whose body was found in the Rewa River yesterday. Police say the victim is an i...
32 minutes ago
34-year-old Narayan and 27-year-old Wati still missing
34-year-old Ashneel Narayan and 27-year-old Vaciseva Wati are still missing from last week. Narayan was earlier reported missing at the Lami ...
3 hours ago

Actor Donald Sutherland dies aged 88
Actor Donald Sutherland, star of films including The Hunger Games series, The Italian Job and Don't Look Now, has died at 88 after a long ...
3 hours ago

Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset funds $30,000 upgrade of Valelevu Health Centre
Services are expected to improve at the Valelevu Health Centre as the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset has successfully completed its $30,000 ...
16 hours ago

Singer Timberlake’s tour tickets still on sale despite being arrested for drink and driving
One day after Justin Timberlake was arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated, tickets remain on sale for his The Forget Tomorrow World ...
17 hours ago

$79 million in rate arrears owed to Municipal Councils
The Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance, and Parliament have been consistently questioning the unacceptable bulging rate arrears of $79 ...
18 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
RFNS Puamau submergence on Fulaga Reef
No timeline has been given on how long the salvage operations for the RFNS Puamau will take as the Fiji Navy has started the de-fuelling process in Fulaga in a bid to safely salvage the vessel from the reef.
2 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
7 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
9 days ago