Chief Justice Korkpor Finally Bows Out, Delivers Farewell Today
The outgoing Chief Justice of Liberia Francis Korkpor is expected to deliver his farewell message today, September 27, as he steps down from the Supreme Court Bench finally.
Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor was appointed in 2012 to serve as Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia, after serving as an associate Justice on the Supreme Court’s Bench.
He began on the Supreme Court’s bench in 2004 during the regime of Charles Gyude Bryant’s transitional government; thereafter was retained to serve as an associate Justice by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005.
His retirement was announced earlier this year during the March AD term of court; where he publicly stated that he was turning 70 on September 5; the retirement age by law for all Justices on the Supreme Court’s Bench. He used the occasion to list some of his achievements including the pension law for retired justices, which is currently in effect.
Today, the President of Liberia George Weah, government officials, dignitaries, judges and justices, ambassadors, senior lawyers, and members of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) are expected to grace the ceremony which marks the honoring program of the outgoing Chief Justice; giving way for the newly confirmed Chief Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, who will begin stirring the affairs of the Supreme court.