Supreme Court Lifts Suspension On Cllr. Cephus

One of Liberia’s legal practitioners was a happy man Wednesday when the Supreme Court finally lifted a three-month suspension imposed on him from practicing law in the country.

The Supreme Court of Liberia imposed the ban on Cllr. SaymaSyreniusCephus from April 7, 2015 to July 7, 2015 for what the court believes was misconduct while representing his client.

The suspension was lifted following an application made by Cllr. Frederick Cherue bringing to the attention of the court that the ban imposed on his client expired on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Following the submission made on behalf of Cllr. Cephus, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr, told the court that the petitioner’s suspension was based on certain disrespect.

Justice Korkpor further informed the court that Cllr. Cephus has learned a lesson not to repeat the past mistake.

He cautioned Cllr. Cephus as a member of the Supreme Bar to at all times strive to uphold good professional conduct as a lawyer. He said Cllr. Cephus is free to practice law with all rights and privileges.

“This court says that in keeping with the record contained in the averments which is true and correct that the petitioner’s three-month suspension has expired. This court says that petitioner having his suspension, his rights and privileges have been restored to practice law in the Republic of Liberia,” Justice Korkpor ruled.