In a normal court room session, it is evident that all homage and respect are paid to the court especially the judge. But the present spate of things makes it uncertain what the state of things will be in the next few decades. Most lawyers have failed to observe one of the most pertinent tenets of the legal profession: “Respect”.
It is a principle that is to be held in high esteem. The assumption is that a judge is one full of an avalanche of knowledge; one who the power of life and death rests in his decisions. Come to think of it, is such a saying unequivocally true. A judge will find it extremely hard to favour a rude and lousy lawyer, but will find every means to gladly hear the side of the respecter with no bias. The basic: norm for it only takes a principled man to respect others. It is true that some judges could be overbearing, annoying and snobbish; that does not in any way guarantee a lawyer or advocate of the law to respond in such likewise manner, at the very least two wrongs do not make a right. Respect begets respect, so does the saying; categorically stating, a lawyer is to know when to talk, eat and sleep; it all rests on principle. Only a principled man will go very far in life, and learning to be courteous is a very good virtue in the law profession. If you consider yourself a fool for bearing the excesses of others, please reconsider your thoughts. The bottom line of this piece is to admonish law students, budding lawyers, and full fledged lawyers to be respecters of persons in and outside the courtroom.