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Legal Year 2022: Sixty Law School Graduates Called To Bar


Graduates of the Gambia Law School called to the Bar

By Landing Ceesay

The Legal Council of the Gambia called to the Bar, 60 graduates of the Gambia Law School, as part of activities marking the opening of the legal year 2022.

The calling of the 33 female and 27 male graduates to the bar took place at the law court complex in Banjul on Monday.

While addressing the newly Bar members, Hassan B Jallow, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court congratulated them for their achievement and encouraged them to work hard in order to reach the highest level in the profession.

“The profession you have chosen stands out for 3 things. It’s a profession of continuous learning, you will never finish your studies and you will never finish learning. It’s a continuous process of learning up to when you hang up your wigs and gowns. It is also a profession also renowned for hard work. You have to work many long hours when others are asleep. But if you do so, at the end of it all there comes the reward of recognition as a professional of the highest standards.

“Finally, above all the profession stands for being described as an honourable profession. It is described as that because it is a profession that is dedicated to truth, and justice. That must be reflected in your own personal and individual characters. You must live a life of honesty, integrity and be devoted to the post of truth and justice,” Chief Justice told the newly admitted members of Bar. 

Jallow who also doubles as the chairperson of the Legal Council added that there are still a few more steps left for the new Bar members to achieve, before they will be enrolled as legal practitioners in the country.

“You are yet to do your attachment for one year at the end of which the general Legal Council will consider whether each of you is a fit and proper person for enrollment as a member of the honourable profession for legal practitioners,” Chief Justice Hassan B Jallow told the new member of the Bar on Monday.

This is the tenth call to the Bar in the history of The Gambia. Among the sixty graduates of the Law School called to the Bar, include both Gambians and non-Gambians.

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