Empowering Young Lawyers in PNG

By Michelle Amba – EMTV, Port Moresby

Thaks to the skills of Australian barristers, 100 law students are strengthening their skills here in Papua New Guinea. Facilitated by the Legal Training Institute, the program is funded by the Australian government and has certainly been deemed a sucess. 

For the 15th year, members of the Victorian Bar have come to PNG to share their experience with students over the week long training event.The training aims to equip trainee lawyers with hands on advocacy and litigation skills through practical sessions.

And for the first time the Victorian Bar will hold a two-day mentoring program for LTI female students. This aims to build confidence in empowering women in all aspects of advocacy and ethics.

Participants will be discussing critical issues in relation to their advancement within the profession. The program also aims to empower newly admitted women through providing one on one support as they embark on their legal careers.

Both programs are funded by the Australian government as part of its commitment to strengthening law and justice in PNG.

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