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Martin Kpebu urges new lawyers to provide free legal counsel

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As the latest batch of lawyers in Ghana are called to the bar, lawyer Martin Kpebu has urged them to follow the example set by Chief Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah and provide pro-bono legal counsel to those in need. According to Kpebu, pro-bono work is the “bedrock of law” and is essential for fighting social injustice and discrimination for the underprivileged in society.

Kpebu believes that lawyers in Ghana cannot avoid pro-bono work due to the widespread poverty in the country. While some lawyers may not wake up intending to take on pro-bono clients, they often receive requests from friends, family members, and acquaintances. He stressed the importance of lawyers fighting for social justice and equality, as well as helping the poor and needy to get justice.

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The Legal Aid Commission is currently under-resourced, making it difficult for them to meet the needs of all those who require legal aid. For this reason, Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah has called on lawyers to conduct pro-bono services for those who cannot afford legal representation. He has urged the new batch of lawyers to dress appropriately, act professionally, be mindful of their temperament and behaviour, and show respect to judges, senior lawyers, and court officials.

Kpebu believes that the foundation of legal practice is in social justice and that lawyers have a responsibility to fight for the underprivileged. While pro-bono work may not have been emphasized during their education, he calls on his colleagues to heed the Chief Justice’s admonition and start providing pro-bono services as soon as possible.

For the most part, Kpebu’s message is that Ghana needs lawyers who are willing to fight for social justice and equality. Poverty is rife in the country, and lawyers are often called upon to help those who cannot afford legal representation. By providing pro-bono services, lawyers can help to address the social discrimination faced by the underprivileged in society.

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