The Law Society of Ghana pays a courtesy visit to the President

The Acting Executives of the Law Society of Ghana (LSG) paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Bagbin at his office on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

The purpose of the visit was to congratulate him on his elevation as President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) of the world and also to introduce him to the new Lawyers Society of Ghana.

It should be noted that nowhere in the President’s welcoming remarks during our visit did he ever state that he had resigned from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).

In his remarks, he expressed in strong terms his revulsion at the state of the GBA and wishes to see change for a better bar association committed to aims, objectives and ethics as captured and practiced in the world.

The President hailed the formation of the Law Society of Ghana (LSG) and pledged his unwavering support to the interim executives and society to establish and develop a better professional group.

He was very happy to hear from the Acting President the novelty of hiring not only lawyers but also paralegals, law students from the Ghana School of Law and law teaching faculties in universities.

His interest and enthusiasm for LSG also stems from the fact that along with senior scholar Ward Brew, Esq had in fact previously sponsored the formation of the Ghana Bar Association (BAG) when the frustration of the GBA became unbearable until until certain obstacles arise. , which obstacles made the forward march of the BAG impossible or nearly impracticable.

He tasked the LSG with seeking to shape the national discourse and fight against injustice in all its forms in Ghana.

According to the chairman, the GBA has now become too elitist, pointing out that he used to pay his dues religiously until it came to his attention that any lawyer who had a close association with the public court of l era was unrecognized and paid its last respects by the GBA, upon death.

He cited examples. As a result, his interest in the GBA waned and with it his non-payment of dues.

He advised LSG to offer reasoned legal opinions and constructive criticism of the Court’s judgments in order to enrich our law collections and publish them in journals. He finally pledged his overwhelming support to LSG.

The delegation was led by Acting President of LSG, Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, Esq. (MP), who congratulated the President on his new position as President of the APC. The Acting President lamented the GBA’s deviation from its core values ​​and mandate in terms of fairness, inclusiveness, defense of lawyers and promotion of lawyers’ welfare.

The Acting President was accompanied by Vice President Biadela Mortey Akpadzi Esq, Secretary General Atukwei Quaye Esq, Treasurer Enoch Deegbe Esq, Commissioner for Women Anatu Anne Seidu Bogobiri, Dep. General Secretary David Worwui-Brown, Esq and Deputy Director of Communications, Mercy Dankwa, Esq, all on an interim basis. On the President’s side, he was accompanied by his main legal and political advisers.

The courtesy visit was part of a plan being rolled out to introduce and interface LSG with men, women and relevant academic and state institutions in Ghana by the end of the year.


Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, Esq. (deputy)