By Edwin G. Wandah
The Liberian National Bar Association-LNBA on Friday, May 2, 2014 honored five of its members for their numerous contributions and services rendered to the nation and the legal sector of the Republic of Liberia.
At the celebration of the Law Day Celebration at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, the President of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA), Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould, said the below listed honorees served in various specific areas of the Liberian society, thus, contributing positively to the growth and developments of Liberia.
According to Cllr. Gould, the honors being bestowed on the honorees shows the parent body organization’s openness in appreciating its member’s efforts, especially, when people performed beyond expectation.
Cllr. Gould named five of its members, including former Grand Bassa County Senator, Justice J.D. Baryogar Junius, for their tremendous services rendered to the Liberian State. Others honored were Judge Emma Shannon-Walser, Judge Martha Massoud, Judge Luvenia Ash-Thompson and Cllr. Joseph H. Constance.
“Fellow Lawyers, and members of this legal profession, it is encumbered upon us and every one, to see the good works being exhibited by our colleagues; these hard working personalities, who have served the nation with dignity, diligence and courage; these colleagues of ours have proven to be distinct in their individual services rendered to our dear country Liberia, and to the legal profession,” Cllr. Gould stated.
“Each of these five persons being honored here today, have separately worked hard to achieve these honors, they deserve to be awarded for proving themselves, we need to give them their flowers,” Cllr. Gould averred.
Meanwhile, in response, the honorees, with joy, happily received their honors with sincerity and anxiety, leaving the jammed packed hall of Cllrs., Attorneys and other participants expressed appreciation for the honors bestowed upon their colleagues.
On Friday, May 2, 2014, members of the Liberian National Bar Association-LNBA converged at the Secretariat of the LNBA and paraded through the principal streets of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice in Monrovia to commemorate this year’s Law Day Celebration.
At the well-attended program by members of the Judiciary, including lawyers, counselors and Attorneys-At-Law , the Six Judicial Circuit Court Judge, Yussif D. Kaba, served as the keynote Speaker on the topic, “CHAPTER 64 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE LAW DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN INVESTIGATIVE SURVEY AND ARBITRATION UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE COURT IN THE RESOLUTION OF LAND DISPUTES”.