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Imo first lady, judge task FIDA members on professionalism, justice delivery

By Collins Osuji, Owerri
15 November 2022   |   3:45 am
Wife of Imo State Governor, Chioma Uzodimma, and a High Court Judge in the state, Justice Alma Eluwa, have urged members of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to maintain high standard of professional conduct, and shun acts capable of breeding partiality...

Chioma Uzodimma

Wife of Imo State Governor, Chioma Uzodimma, and a High Court Judge in the state, Justice Alma Eluwa, have urged members of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to maintain high standard of professional conduct, and shun acts capable of breeding partiality, which might adversely affect administration of justice.

The Imo first lady and the former Permanent Secretary, Imo Ministry of Justice, gave the charge, yesterday, at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Imo FIDA Week, holding in Owerri.

They said: “Corruption decreases public trust in justice, and weakens the capacity of judicial systems to guarantee protection of human rights, which affects the tasks and duties of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other legal professionals.”

According to Eluwa: “Lawyers have an obligation to be professional with clients, other parties and counsel, courts, court personnel, as well as the public. This obligation includes: civility, professional integrity, personal dignity, candor, diligence, respect, courtesy and cooperation, all of which are essential to the fair administration of justice and conflict resolution.

“The rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007, implores lawyers to uphold, respect and observe the rule of law; promote and foster the cause of justice.”