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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.

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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.

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