Supreme Court Opens Book Of Condolence

The signing of the book of condolence for the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Johnnie N. Lewis, is expected to continue today at the Temple of Justice, with heads of political parties, civil society organizations and the general public.

Leading of the array of high level officials from the Executive Branch of the government yesterday to commence the signing ceremony was President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was received by Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Sr. and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia.

Following the signing of the book of condolence by President Sirleaf and senior members of the Executive, Vice President Joseph Boakai led members of the Liberian senate to sign the book of condolence followed by the Speaker Alex Tyler at the head of a delegation of members of the House of Representatives on the first floor of the Temple of Justice.

They were followed by members of the Supreme Court and the Liberia National Bar Association. Meanwhile, today, former heads of the Government of Liberia and their deputies, along with the Doyen and members of the Diplomatic corps, the United Nations Mission in Liberia, International Non-Governmental Organizations, the Clergy, other current and former officials of the Government of Liberia will also sign the book of condolence as a mark of respect to the remains of former Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Korkpor has instructed that on the day of the conveyance of the body of the late chief justice to the Temple of Justice and the day of his funeral, judges of courts and members of the Liberia National Bar should be fully attire in their official robes and or gowns.