Papua New Guinea and Australia have collaborated again to strengthen justice services in the country.
A 3 day workshop for Public Prosecutors and Public Solicitor Lawyers was held in Port Moresby to develop and refine skills in presenting criminal cases before the Courts.
The workshop used a mock courtroom for lawyers to practice their technique while receiving advice from senior lawyers.
Queensland Judges, Justices George Fryberg and James Henry, and barristers from the Queensland Bar have travelled to Port Moresby to facilitate the workshop on a pro-bono basis.
The workshop used a “mock” courtroom for lawyers to practise their technique and to receive advice from more senior lawyers.
The Public Prosecutor and the Public Solicitor have both welcomed the assistance of the Australian Government for this event.
“The fact that so many provincially-based lawyers have access to this professional development opportunity is only possible due to the strong bond with the Queensland legal community and the financial support of the Australian Government”, said Acting Minister Development Cooperation Mr James Hall from the Australian High Commission.
The Public Prosecutor provides independent prosecution of serious criminal cases, such as offences of homicide, corruption and sexual offences in the Courts.
The Public Solicitor defends serious criminal cases and provides legal aid in other areas of law for disadvantaged clients.
The three day workshop concludes today.
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