89 new Lawyers admitted to the Bar

A total of 89 new lawyers from the Legal Training Institute were admitted to the National and Supreme Court this morning in a ceremonial sitting.

Amongst those who were admitted were four Solomon Islanders.

The sitting took place in five court rooms at the Waigani National and Supreme Court rooms where motions of individual applications were moved by lawyers before the applicants took their oath in unison in court.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia who presided in one of the court rooms told the new lawyers to know and respect the rule of law as it is important for them as new lawyers joining the profession.

He told the new lawyers the theme of their graduation from LTI earlier this week on knowing and respecting the rule of law was important to grasp the practical application of the concept early in their career.

 The Chief Justice also told the new lawyers to not bend or twist the law and to avoid the search of loopholes in the law to suit their client’s circumstances.

 The new lawyers were also told to take note of their personal appearance, dress code and timeliness to court.

Sally Pokiton