Lawyers discuss burning issues

Judges HammerPress Release

APIA: WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2013: Lawyers are gathering for a two day symposium “to discuss burning legal issues”.

Themed “Examining Current Affairs Through a Legal Lens” the symposium is eagerly anticipated, Samoa Law Society says in a statement.

An initiative of the society’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, the symposium aims to provide lawyers with the most up-to-date information about the practice of law in Sāmoa and the implications of recent Constitutional amendments, new legislation and new legal developments, it says.

“The symposium will examine a broad range of burning current issues, from alternative dispute resolution in particular mediation and judicial settlement conference now available at the Courts, to legal ethics to media control to the impact of the WTO requirements upon legal services. Speakers have been sourced from the Judiciary, International Experts, Government and private practitioners who will be presenting on specialised areas.”

President of the law society, and member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, Mareva Betham-Annandale says, “The Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for lawyers in Sāmoa to acquire new knowledge and improve their understanding of current legal issues.

Continuous learning is important, as we are always looking for ways to advance the practice of law and improve the skills of lawyers in Samoa, and an educational initiative such as the Symposium is one way of doing this.

“We are very excited to be able to host this Law Symposium for the benefit of our members.”

The Symposium is held today Wednesday 27th-Thursday28th of November, at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel Conference room at Sogi.

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