Overcrowding Of Dockets Is A Serious Recipe For Chaos…Trial Judges’ VP Jallah Asserts

By Edwin G. Wandah

The Judge of the Monrovia Traffic Court and Vice President of the Trial Judges Association of Liberia, Judge JomahJallah has called on Counselors and Attorneys-At-Law to stop the overcrowding of court dockets.

According to Judge Jallah, some judges perpetuate the bad habit of taking cases which they know, clients of those cases cannot receive fair judgment.

Making the statement, the Vice President of the Trial Judges Association and Judge of the Monrovia Traffic Court said several court dockets are currently being overcrowded due to this issue.

Speaking at the opening of the Criminal Courts at the Temple of Justice, Judge Jallah said, if this continues, there is likelihood that cases will be prolonged, thus delaying the process of the smooth process of the conduct of the court system.

To Judge JomahJallah, the action on the parts of these counselors is sometimes predicated upon insincerity, greed for money, coupled with unprofessionalism, and purported action to stall money from their clients.

Meanwhile, Counselor Moses Paygar who proxied for the President of the Liberian National Bar Association, the LNBA explained those strives made by the LNBA over the past months.

According to Cllr. Paygar, prior to the inception of the deadly Ebola virus, the Liberian Nation Bar Association under the leadership of Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould has been engaging the Government on those legal issues and laws which have been beneficial to the Liberian people.

He further stated that since the recent Ebola epidemic in the country, the LNBA has joined efforts with the Judicial Branch of the Liberian Government in carrying on several measures to prevent the deadly Ebola virus in the country.