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Legal practitioners look at further enhancing legal ethics

January 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Khan [right] during a workshop in Suva this week. [Source: Twitter]

Legal practitioners were equipped with knowledge and skills on how to further enhance their legal ethics during a workshop in Suva this week.

The initiative was conducted by Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Khan.

The two day event enables practitioners to understand the dynamics of ethical standards of lawyers, the legal practitioners act and cases already heard by the Independent legal Commission.

It also includes 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 been carried out since 2010.

It helps in the success for professional development of the legal practitioners in the country.

These workshops are held twice a year and are intended to guide and empower the new practitioners before they enter the profession.

The Chief Registrar issues practicing certificates for all legal practitioners each year under the Legal Practitioners Act.

Meanwhile, Khan will also be conducting a Judicial Training later next week.