Allegations of corruption against some judicial officers should not lead to public loss of confidence in the judiciary, Managing Partner of the firm of Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), Mrs Priscilla Ogwemoh, has said.According to her, there are jurists of high integrity in the Bar and Bench who are determined to ensure the judiciary remains the common man’s last hope.“I have absolute confidence in the judiciary. Our judiciary remains very strong despite the corruption allegations, which are being addressed. I can tell you that we have great men of integrity on the bench at all levels,” she said.
Ogwemoh spoke in Lagos after being named the Best Female Managing Partner of the Year in the prestigious Law Digest Africa Awards. She was nominated in two categories out of 200 entries from law firms across Africa.On what the award means to her, she said: “It feels very good to be recognised. I was nominated in two categories – Managing Partner of the Year and Female Managing Partner of the Year. I’m so happy because the other nominees are people who have achieved great things in the legal profession. I feel highly honoured to have won.”Ogwemoh, who holds a Masters in Law, oversees the administration the law firm. She studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.On her advice for upcoming young lawyers, she said: “My advice is: keep your eyes on the ball, be focused in all you do, define your objectives, remain firm, stick to your objectives and be tough.“By being tough, I mean you have to understand the dynamics of managing people and ensuring you run a profitable organisation which happens to be a law firm, and develop the ability to work with other lawyers and harness their skills effectively.”According to her, OAL would continue to be at the cutting edge to keep up with the trends in the legal environment globally while forming alliances for new opportunities.
Credit : The Nation