90% of lawyers don’t prepare their cases before coming to court – Anambra Judge


By Tony Okafor, Awka

Justice Vincent Agbata of the Anambra State High Court, Nnewi Division, has said that 90% of lawyers do not prepared their cases before coming to court

Agbata stated this on Tuesday at his court in Nnewi while welcoming a new wig( a lawyer newly called to the bar.

The new lawyer( name withheld) was introduced to the court by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Reverend Father (Dr) Edwin Obiora.

Father Obiora who said the new lawyer was called to the bar in March, said she graduated from the Abuja Law School.

Welcoming the new lawyer, the presiding judge, Justice Agbata, enjoined her to keep on reading law, especially the Evidence Act.
He said,”Keep on reading law. Get yourself the Evidence Act and make it familiar with you.
“Over 90% of lawyers don’t prepare their cases before coming to court. This is the truth.”

Justice Agbata said the trend cut across both old and new lawyers.

Continuing, Agbata said, ” When we were newly called to the bar what we did was to bring up everything we were taught in the university and Law School in Evidence Act and start reading them afresh.”

The judge said by so doing he became do acquainted with the law, admonishing new lawyers to toe similar line.

“So, keep on reading the law, especially the Evidence Act, as if you are taking exams tomorrow, Justice Agbata admonished the new wig.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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