No mentoring of junior lawyers:AG
January 8, 2021 12:40 pm
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. [File Photo]
A number of issues were highlighted by the Attorney General during the Fiji Law Society and International Bar Association convention in Nadi this morning.
Opening the event, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says that there’s a lack of junior lawyers being mentored, compared to a decade ago when more time were spent on guiding new graduates.
Sayed-Khaiyum says recent surveys reveal that junior lawyers are being paid $150 a week in some law firms compared to a starting salary of $30,000 in the AG’s Office or other statutory organizations.
However he adds for the first five years, salaries for junior lawyers in private practices are far lower than those in government or corporate companies.