The Body of Benchers on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 1,468 candidates to the Nigerian Bar as barristers and solicitors.
Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chairman, Body of Benchers and Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) charged the new lawyers to be embodiment of integrity and discipline.
“An area which must be of concern to you as legal practitioners is your integrity and conduct”, he said.
“As legal practitioners, you cannot close y“Therefore, you have a duty to help rescue our society from pervasive lawlessness, corruption, and anti-social activities”, he said.
Onnoghen noted that between January 2013 and July 2017, 140 petitions were filed at the registry of Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers.
Out of this number, 26 lawyers were disbarred, 10 suspended, 40 were discharged, while 64 petitions are currently pending before the committee.
The CJN warned that the committee would discipline erring legal practitioners whose conduct negated the sacrosanct standards of the profession.our eyes to the social, political and economic problems of our time.