Chief Justice Commissions Judicial Officials

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    The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., Monday, May 26, commissioned eight officials of the judiciary on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

    The commissioning ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall of the Temple of Justice.

    Installing the Judicial officials, Chief Justice Korkpor called on the new officials to maintain clean character and integrity within the justice system of Liberia.

    He urged them to put self-interest aside and render fair and impartial justice to parties that come before them, adding: “Come with zeal and energy to your work”.

    Chief Justice Korkpor cautioned the commissioned officials to live exemplary lives and always keep themselves above reproach.

    He reminded the Judiciary officials that they are at the entry point of the Judiciary to the public and therefore the treatment received by the public from them, will greatly inform public opinion about the Judiciary.

    The Chief Justice said the current reform being carried out at the Judiciary will need the full participation and professional performance of all judicial employees.

    For her part, Acting Justice Minister, Cllr. Wheatonia Dixon Barnes, who attended the program said, the fact that more judicial officials are being commissioned, access to justice for the Liberian people will be addressed.

    Minister Barnes cautioned the commissioned officials to dispense justice with mercy, adding, “Before you send someone to jail, weigh the crime against the law, especially when it comes to minor infractions which are bailable”.

    Speaking for the honorees, the Debt Court Judge of River Gee County, Judge Benjamin Jlah, Sr., thanked the Liberian leader for the appointment and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.

    Those commissioned were Judge Benjamin B. Jlah, Debt Court Judge, River Gee County, Judge Karsor K. Zubah, Traffic Judge, Bensonville Traffic Court, Bensonville City, Montserrado County and Judge Sinyenetu Gea-Weah, Traffic Judge, River Gee Traffic Court, River Gee County.

    Others were Quincy A.Q. Garnett, Associate Magistrate, Clay Ashland Magisterial Court, Montserrado County, Judge John Lafeyette Griggs, Associate Magistrate, Arthington Magisterial Court, Montserrado County, Judge Daniel P. Charles, Associate Magistrate, Gardnersville Magisterial Court, Judge Eric N. Cooper, Associate Magistrate, Paynesville Magisterial Court and Judge Linel Clarke, Associate Magistrate, Arthington Magisterial Court, all in Montserrado County.

    The program was attended by Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, including Cllrs. Kabinah M. Ja’neh, Jamesetta Wolokollie and Sie-A-Nyere G. Yuoh.

    River Gee County Senator Matthew N. Jaye, staff of the Judiciary along with family members of the honorees also attended.

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