Liberia’s Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has been honored along with five others by the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) for their immense contributions to the country’s legal sector.
Those honored include former Chief Justices Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison and Cllr. Gloria M. Scott; Cllr.; former Associate Justice M. Foulton Yancy; former Justice Minister and Attorney General of Liberia, Cllr. Francis Garlawolo; and former LNBA President Cllr. Theophillus C. Gould. Justice Korkpor and others were honored Friday at the National Law Day program held in the Banquet Hall of the Supreme Court of Liberia. In remarks at the ceremony, Justice Korkpor thanked the LNBA for their role in upgrading the legal sector, and expressed gratitude for the recognition accorded him by the association for his contributions to the legal profession. Justice Korkpor, however, regretted that the turnout for the Law Day program, which he described as an important event, was low, adding that “the number of senior lawyers who need to be here are not here. Law Day is for lawyers to interact with each other.” Meanwhile, Justice Korkpor has called on the LNBA president to always inform him whenever Law Day is approaching so that he can make it mandatory for all judges, magistrates and lawyers to attend. He also urged the LNBA to double up its efforts, even though it is doing many good things.