I am delighted to welcome you to the Legal Ethics Training Programme, organized by White & Case with the Law Faculty of GIMPA and Fordham Law School.
As a profession, lawyers have been entrusted with the honour of protecting the rule of law and safe guarding democracy. Further, through a vibrant and robust legal system, lawyers directly contribute to the economic development of the nation. The unique skills and training that lawyers enjoy, however, do not come without responsibility. Now more than ever, lawyers have a duty to promote good professional conduct and uphold the highest ethical standards.
The Legal Ethics Training Programme will offer law students a unique opportunity to discuss legal ethics and standards of professional practice with practitioners and legal experts from Ghana and around the world. As the future lawyers of our great nation, I encourage you to participate in this programme so that together we continue to advance a strong and reliable legal system and ensure the delivery of justice.
The Legal Ethics Training Programme is an intense course aimed to acquaint students with main principles and rules governing professional legal practice. It is run by the African Centre on Law and Ethics.
The four-day training program, embraces such areas as regulation of the legal profession, lawyer-client relations, proper screening and engagement of clients, conflicts of interests, confidentiality and disclosure to anti-corruption, corporate social responsibility and pro bono legal assistance.
This course is practical rather than academic. It does not examine philosophical or moral grounds of professional ethics, but illustrates how the ethical rules are implemented in commercial law practice in Ghana and globally.
The practical character of the course is by the trainers, majority of whom are prominent lawyers practicing in Ghana and abroad. Speakers include partners of international law firms, government lawyers, Ghanaian judges and advocates, as well as Ghanaian and western law school professors.
Training is highly interactive, so students have plenty of opportunities to talk to trainers, to analyze cases derived from legal practice.
Ernest Kofi Abotsi is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Mr. Abotsi also maintains a legal practice and has a wealth of experience in advising clients especially in corporate law and governance... read more
Jennifer Paradise is General Counsel of White & Case and advises W&C lawyers on issues relating to professional responsibility multi-jurisdictional practice and regulatory compliance...read more
Director of White & Case’s Africa practice and a partner in its Global Banking Practice, Josh advises corporates, governments, banks and other financial institutions on cross-border project development and finance transactions...read more
Dipen Sabharwal is a partner at White & Case LLP, where he is a part of the number one ranked global arbitration practice. Based in London, Dipen is qualified to practice law in India, England and New York. He advises clients on complex cross-border disputes across the globe. read more
Elizabeth Black manages White & Case’s legal education programs and volunteer activities globally. She also helps develop strategy and implement the Firm’s global pro bono practice, charitable contributions and environmental sustainability initiative... read more
Paolo Galizzi is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School and Visiting Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, GIMPA. ... read more
Sheila Foster is a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She is also the faculty co-director of the Fordham Urban Law Center and the founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium. read more
Sandra Thompson is an expert in Legal and Justice Sector Reforms and the transformation and Modernization of Public Sector Institutions, specializing in Legal Policy, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Human Rights and Administrative Justice issues. read more
Kwaku Agyeman-Budu is a Lawyer by profession and a legal academic. Since January 2013, he has been teaching Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) in Ghana. read more