Lawyers task on sanctity of judiciary
The Deputy Managing Director, Lawbreed Publication, publisher of Supreme Court Judgments, Mrs Adejoke Layi-Babatunde, yesterday, said the sanctity of the judicial stands on honesty, dedication and fear of God.
She said legal practitioners are ready to demonstrate and discharge those principles in their course of practice.
Layi-Babatunde also called on lawyers to invest more in self-improvement, adding that the Nigerian judicial system would be better than what it is presently.
Speaking during a webinar session entitled: ‘The Future-Fit Female Professional Series (Leadership 101)’ organised by International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Lagos branch, Mrs Layi-Babatunde also emphasised the need for female lawyers to act as mentors to the young ones.
Mrs. Layi-Babatunde, who chaired the occasion, said there is need for lawyers to invest in their future by way of creating a life of greatness for themselves and their networks.
“Moving towards our goals, our success and our purpose, there is need for continuous learning. Growth is a must for us all.
“We also need to keep preparing. The hands that rock the cradle has a lot to offer the world and make it a better place. We must hold ourselves and the next generation by the hands and impact them,” she said.
The event, which was moderated by Ms. Akpofure Marilyn had in attendance Hon. Justice Solebo of the Lagos State High Court, Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Odeyemi Ayeye and Chief Magistrate Olateru-Olagbegi as guest speakers.
Meanwhile, the participants pointed out the importance of having good leaders that could mentor people to move forward in career choices.
They also harped on the need to learn time management, setting priorities for career and family life balance.
The conference also emphasised the importance of exhibiting passion in jobs, adding that failing does not mean the end of the world, as failure prepare one for a better strategy.
Other areas of agreement were the need to take risk and evaluate ones strength and weaknesses, which will help the fellow to determine core areas of interests.