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‘How judicial clerks can reduce burden on judges’


Convener, Young Wig Conference, Inemesit Dike

With the overwhelming court cases in the country, a legal practitioner Kanyo Odoe has said that employing the services of judicial clerks can lessen the burden on judges and encourage prompt judgment.

He explained that dearth of comfortable courtrooms, especially in federal high courts, Lagos and few numbers of judges are responsible for delayed cases, hence the need to make use of judicial clerks as practiced in the United States.

“What normally happens is that a judge would get two or three first-class students who just graduated from law school. Those clerks will help the judges do research, write out stuff and then the judges can now go through those things,” he said.


According to him, it helps to reduce the burden on the judges and it also helps the bright ones prepare for their roles in the society as judges or people who would go into the executive branch.

Odoe who spoke at the Young Wigs Conference 2019 harped on the roles of lawyers in the society, what they, as young lawyers should expect, as the road to success is not an easy one.

Attorney and Counsel at Law, Nigeria and State of New York, USA, and Convener, Young Wig Conference, Inemesit Dike said the gathering of young lawyers have been learning, sharing knowledge and helping one another.


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