Young Lawyer’s Week: Over 60 Lawyers from Subregion Share Their Experience with Ajachi

Justice and Justice is the theme of the 2021 Young Lawyers Week, which was recently organized by the Ivory Coast Young Lawyers Association (Ajachi). The goal of this week was to bring people closer to the parties in the litigation, as well as to hold a festive event and exchange professional knowledge. During these two days, young lawyers in Côte d’Ivoire solicited nearly fifty detainees and received about 100 litigants in free consultations that were held simultaneously in the Plato, Yopougon and Maison d’Abidjan (Mac) courts.

I, Jessica Ayia Nanou, President of Ajaci, invites Ivorians to trust young lawyers.

In addition to these activities, l’Ajaci had the pleasure of welcoming about sixty young African lawyers (Mali, Burkina, Benin, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Niger, DRC, Gabon) for a moment of fun but quality discussion. with brilliant speakers during a conference at the Azalai Hotel in Markori. These are several topics including: “The State of Justice 60 Years After Independence,” “Social Media and Justice,” and “Arbitration and the Specialization of the Lawyer”.

Bridging the gap between the judiciary and the litigants is a major challenge for Ivorian justice, but also for Ajachi, who wishes to contribute to it. It is in this sense that its President Me Jessica Aya Nanou did not fail to highlight certain reasons for the crisis of trust between various parties in her opening speech during the conference debates, recalling that: numerous studies have revealed chronic dysfunctions of the judicial system. system in most states in sub-Saharan Africa. This state of affairs leads to a crisis of confidence between the parties regarding justice, fueled by all sorts of suspicions and prejudices. “

She also emphasizes that this crisis can be seen through: “The relatively low level of recourse to legal disputes on the continent, as well as the rapid growth in recent years of alternative methods of conflict resolution.

The differently interpreted responses and opinions converged on a key idea to reverse the trend: justice must be done in accordance with the sacred rules of the profession, namely: independence, fairness, honesty and a sense of justice, the honor of its professionals. For the members of the Ajaci Commission, although responsibility is collective, the young lawyer must play his full part in this phase of recovery.

Serge N’Guessan

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