Solanke tells lawyers to uphold ethical standards


Chief Mrs Folake Solanke SAN

Worried by unethical practices in the bar particularly among young lawyers, the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mrs Folake Solanke, on Saturday called on lawyers to exhibit a high level of ethical standards to preserve judicial integrity.

Solanke made the call in her opening remarks at the maiden dinner of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) held in Lagos.

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.

Specifically, she admonished “new wigs” (junior lawyers) to strictly observe the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners, describing the ruled as the guiding light for every lawyer.

Solanke, however, chided lawyers, who showed insubordination to judges and their seniors at the Bar or who those in the habit of employing derogatory remarks, saying such disposition…

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