Ellen Accepts Legal Advisor’s Resignation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with deep regret accepted the resignation of her Legal Advisor, Cllr. Seward M. Cooper, to enable him to pursue continued national service in the private sector and international affairs, the Executive Mansion has said. Cllr. Cooper, according to an Executive Mansion release, will be available for consultancy services.He served as President Sirleaf’s legal advisor for nearly six years.The scholarly legal wit described the opportunity to serve the country with an experienced, intellectually sound, and internationally respected leader as professionally satisfying. “I enjoyed working through the years with a diverse Cabinet on matters that could help transform our country in positive ways,” Cllr. Cooper said in his letter of resignation.While in private practice, the release said, Cllr. Cooper will focus on corporate, commercial, and international legal matters. He is currently chairman of the African Legal Support Facility, an international organization closely aligned to the African Development Bank (AfDB).Cllr. Cooper’s extensive experience as a corporate and international lawyer has seen him navigate the legal practice in Liberia, the United States, the UK and international organizations including the AfDB where he served as the first Chief Counsel for Governance and later as the first head of the AfBD’s Integrity and Anti-corruption Office. To his credit, he has written and edited numerous articles and books on law. Cllr. Cooper is a graduate of the prestigious University of Wisconsin Law School, which also produced Liberia’s Angie Brooks Randolph, the first African woman president of the United Nations General Assembly. He has been admitted to plead before the Supreme Court of Liberia and the United States of America. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA man rushing to NowDoc with his sick daughter was forced to slow down to avoid speed vans on the outskirts of Carndonagh.The incident has led local councillor Ciaran McLaughlin to call for a review of speed cameras across Inishowen.The Buncrana Town Councillor revealed the man was driving at Molly’s Brae outside Carn but because he was going downhill at a 60kmp zone, he was forced to brake when he saw the speed van. Cllr McLaughlin said “Questions need to be asked. Is this a sneaky place for a speed van?“How many accidents have occurred at this spot? Is this just a money making scheme?”He added that motorists have a right to know whether local speedcameras are justified, are they making the roads safer or are they just raising money? He referred to an RTE news report in July of this year which claimed that the Xavier McAuliffe consortium, the speed vans operators, made €48,000 profit per week with the speed van cameras.“I will be bringing this to the attention of my Sinn Fein colleagueDeputy Padraig MacLochlainn as I believe questions have to be asked,” he said. MAN RUSHING TO NOWDOC FORCED TO SLOW DOWN FOR SPEED VANS was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonghCllr Ciaran McLaughlinNowDocspeed vanslast_img read more