MONROVIA – The Liberia National Bar Association(LNBA) has announced that it will hold its Annual General Assembly consistent with its constitution beginning today, Friday, March 31, 2023 through to Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex in Congo Town at 11 am under the theme, “Beyond Rhetoric and Impunity:Law, Governance and The 2023 Elections-The Basis for Democratic Necessity in Liberia and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia, Christine N. Umutoni will deliver the Keynote address.
According to a press statement issued by LNBA and signed by its National Secretary General, the Assembly will kick off with an opening statement to be delivered by its National President, Cllr. Sylvester D. Rennie, followed by complimentary greetings from several distinguished personalities including members of the Diplomatic Corps and Civil Society Organizations. It also said the Chief Justice of the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia, Her Honor Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh will deliver a special statement.
The release further said following the Keynote Address, members of LNBA will participate in several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions during the two(2) days of the Assembly. On the first day, being Friday, March 31, 2023, there will be two (2) CLE Sessions on topics ranging from “Election Disputes: Filing, Hearing and Adjudication” to be delivered by former Associate Justice Micah Wilkins Wright and Cllr. Arthur T. Johnson and the second topic, “Trends and Outlook of the Honorable Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia in the Adjudication of Election Matters” to be delivered by Former Minister of Justice, Cllr. Benedict F. Sannoh.
On the second day, Saturday, April 1, 2023, the release said, there will be a parade from the Kailondo Gas Station opposite the SOS Clinic in Congo Town, Where the Chief Justice and Associate Justices will be joined by the LNBA Executives, Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers and Law students to parade from the Tubman Boulevard to the Ministerial Complex.
“Following the parade, the lawyers will also attend another CLE Session on the topic, “Constitutional and Statutory Steps Preparatory to the conduct of Elections”, which will be delivered by Former Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh
“There will also be a Business Session where the lawyers will deliberate on pertinent issues affecting the legal profession following which they will carve out practical resolutions for adherence to the rule of law in Liberia.
“The Assembly will be climaxed by sporting activities at the Voker Mission Sports Pitch around the Paynesville Town Hall where the lawyers will engage in football and kickball exercises amongst themselves.