Justice Banks to Retire From Supreme Court Bench
By Comfort M. Johnson
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Justice Philip A. Z. Banks, will retire from the Court’s Bench on June 18.
Sources close to the Associate Justice told the Liberia News Agency on Monday, that having reached the retirement age of 70 years, Justice Banks has decided to retire from the Supreme Court of Liberia in keeping with law.
Associate Justice Banks is an accomplished and dedicated public servant who has served extensively in the public sector and in several capacities in the Liberian private sector.Justice Banks served as a Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Liberia from 1973 to 1974; a Legal Counsel at the Ministry of Lands and Mines from 1974 to 1975 and subsequently as an Associate and Managing Director of the Morgan Grimes and Harmons Law Firm 1976- 1980.
Justice Banks was nominated confirmed and appointed to the Supreme Court Bench as an Associate Justice in 2010, a position he continues to serve in with loyalty, dedication and patriotism.
The aged Associate Justice has served the Supreme Court Bench for over eight years and has reached the retirement age set for Justices.
It can be recalled that Justice Banks, during the Liberia National Bar Quarterly Assembly some months ago, promised that upon his retirement from the Supreme Court bench he will be more active and continue to render professional services to the legal system of Liberia.
He assured that he will continue to provide legal assistance when needed by indigent parties.