Improving advocacy skills wasthe emphasis by Justice Les Gavara- Nanu when launchingthe 13th Civil & Criminal Advocacy workshop on Monday.
The workshop in Port Moresby will run for two weeks involving Members ofthe Legal Profession,the Department of Attorney General, Public Prosecutor Office and Ombudsman Commission.
The Advocacy skills training began in 2001 when AusAid stepped in throughthe Legal Capacity Beilding Project.
The Legal TrainingInstitute advocacy curriculum is to develop skills of effective advocating.
Director Pauline Mogish saidthere is no one correct way of advocacy but individual styles and abilities must be analysed.
“We need to provide lawyers not only skilled but also disciplined,” said Mogish.
This week’s program includes Techniques of examination, cross- examination and re-examination of a withness with emphasis on professional conduct.
The trainees will undertake video exercise atthe end ofthe week and will be assessed by members ofthe Local bar.