LSK: Uphold Professional Ethics

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Vice President Ms. Faith Waigwa during the recent admission of Advocates to The Bar at Supreme Court Grounds in Nairobi

By Harold Ayodo

Nairobi, Kenya: The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has encouraged newly admitted Advocates to uphold dignity of the noble profession.

LSK Vice President Ms. Faith Waigwa who addressed the new members said that the standard of care owed to clients and the public must be beyond reproach.

The Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court Dr. Willy Mutunga, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Ms. Ann Amadi and Advocates Complaints Commission (ACC) Chairman Mr. Beauttah Siganga were among the dignitaries who attended the swearing in ceremony at the Supreme Court Grounds in Nairobi.

“Diligence and ethics in execution of work must remain your personal endeavour throughout this journey and beyond,” Ms. Waigwa said.

The LSK Vice President said that the image of the profession sturdily depends on the fresh energy the newly admitted Advocates shall inject.

“The way you will treat the vulnerable of the world will determine the perception of the public about you as an individual and corporately as learned friends,” Ms. Waigwa said.

Ms. Waigwa said that solidarity with the minorities and good courses define the trajectory of the journey chosen in life.

“As you take the oath of admission into the noble profession of learned brothers and sisters, I am minded to bring to your attention the burden that comes with it,” Ms. Waigwa said.

The LSK Vice President said that it is the burden of becoming a duty bearer in the course of administration of justice and a burden of holding a higher standard of care than a bystander or the student at the School of Law in Karen.

“You are expected to be the drivers of the vehicles that will patrol the borders of constitutionalism, the Rule of Law and access to justice. You shall be ‘The Advocate’, advancing good courses,” she said.

Ms. Waigwa said that diligence in work and ethics in execution of work must remain personal endeavors to the Advocates throughout the journey and beyond.

Harold Ayodo, LSK Programme Officer (Communication)