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Papua New Guinea

Budding lawyers urged to maintain professionalism

BY MICHAEL ARNOLD

marnold@spp.com.pg

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia has urged budding lawyers from the Legal Training Institute to uphold high professional standards.

Sir Salamo said this during the graduation ceremony of the sixth commercial law litigation and advocacy workshop last Friday that time management was essential to not only better preparation, but subsequently better performance.

The four-day workshop was designed to meet a need which was identified by Sir Salamo for persons entering the legal profession to be better equipped to serve the needs of Papua New Guinea’s developing economy.

The annual workshop is supported by the Australian government through the justice services sustainability for development (JSS4D) program.

Facilitators featured a wealth of experience including four Queen’s Counsels, an Australian Federal Court Judge and five other judges from the Queensland Bar Association.

During her speech at the graduation ceremony, counsellor for development cooperation – law and justice of the Australian High Commission, Gina Wilson congratulated the 31 females who graduated from the workshop, encouraging them to fully realise their capabilities.

“I’m particularly pleased to see so many women embarking on careers in law. As the elevation of justices Royale Thompson and Teresa Berrigan to the national and supreme benches last week shows that women have the skills and capacities to reach the highest levels of the legal profession,” she said.

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