The Nimba Bar Association on Saturday, November 14, elected a new slate of officers to steer the affairs of the organization. They will serve for a period of three years.
Those elected were Cllr. Roland Dahn, president; Cllr. Serena F. Garlawolu, vice president; Atty. Tomik L. J. Vobah , secretary, and; Atty. Tarlo N. Wehyee, treasurer.
The president, vice president and secretary of the association were elected by white ballots, while the treasurer position was contested for by Tarlo Wehyee and Robertson Mehn, with Mehn losing to Wehyee by 18 to 11 votes.
Chief Justice Korkpor expressed happiness over the turnout and the conduct of the election.
He advised the association that one of the best options to settle a case is the “out of court” method, and challenged the lawyers to “say what the law is and act in a similar manner.”
The newly elected president, Dahn, vowed to carry out civil education on how to address legal issues.
Cllr. Dahn said people resort to violence because they lack proper knowledge of their rights and what a victim should do, and as a result, “people take the law into their own hands.”
He added that legal or civil education for the society will be one of his administration’s top initiatives. He said he would unite lawyers from Nimba County so they can make proper contributions to their country.
The new officials are expected to be inducted into office on November 26 at the National Bar Association Convention in Gbarnga City Bong County.