Chief Justice warns “lazy” lawyers against being “uninterested observers” in court

Chief Justice Luke Malaba has warned lawyers to be fully prepared and well versed with the cases that they will be presenting in court. Speaking at the just-ended Law Society of Zimbabwe conference in Victoria Falls on Saturday, Malaba said:

 

Why can’t you enjoy being a lawyer and why do you take it so casually, yet you’re holding onto something that is affecting every facet of the lives of people and yet we seem to just throw everything aside and act as if you’re are layman?

We now have lawyers, who come to court and present themselves as disinterested observers in body and in mind in their own cases, yet you have been hired to represent someone on a life issue.

…I want a lawyer, who will tell me the ugly side of his client and it is that side that makes me see a point and that maybe a deciding factor, as you have provided me with means that will make us have developed jurisdiction that will match the international standards.

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