Young Lawyer Gets Acclaim From Chief Justice During First Appearance At Supreme Court

Young Lawyer Gets Acclaim From Chief Justice During First Appearance At Supreme Court

  • Essinam Kporku, a young lawyer, has become popular in the legal community after wowing the Supreme Court chief justice during a high-profile case
  • Kporku garnered praise and admiration from the seven-member panel chaired by Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo
  • She was in court for the case regarding the reversal of the payment of emoluments for first and second ladies

A young lawyer has garnered acclaim after her showing in court before a 7-member panel of the Supreme Court.

The lawyer, Esinam Kporku, was in court regarding the reversal of the payment of emoluments for first and second ladies.

Essinam Kporku praised
Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo (L) and Essinam Kporku. Source: Facebook/Ghana News Agency/GHOne TV
Source: Facebook

GH One reported that the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, was amazed by Kporku's showing.

Kporku, a lawyer with Ecam Law Consult, was the representing lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe.

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Baffoe had sued the Attorney General at the Supreme Court for the government to reverse the emoluments for first and second ladies, which the Prof Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu-led Committee had proposed.

After the proceedings, Kporku said her first day in the Supreme Court was monumental.

"To be honest, I was very nervous, especially when the lawyer before me had been questioned concerning his experience at the Bar," she said.

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