The legal practitioners in Fiji have been equipped with the knowledge to enhance their legal ethics and etiquette competency skills through a workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan.
The two day workshop organized by the Judicial Department was held at Holiday Inn in Suva earlier this week.
These compulsory workshops are held twice a year and are intended to guide and empower the new practitioners before they enter their profession.
It enables them to understand the dynamics of ethical standards of lawyers, the Legal Practitioners Act and cases already heard by the Independent legal Commission, the role of lawyers in providing access to justice, the rule of law and the legal profession, and relationships with both Bar and Bench.
These legal ethics workshops have now been held since 2010 and it is hailed as being successful for professional development of the legal practitioners in Fiji.