On November 1-10, 2017 Assistants Attorney General’s Mr. Asterio Takashi and Mr. Poseci Lalabalavu attended a week long litigation training conducted by the Pacific Island Legal Officers Network in Apia, Samoa. [restrict]
It was taught by a number of High Court and Supreme Court Judges from New Zealand, a number of Queens Counsels’ as well as Professor Hoffman, a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.
The training was quite intensive and began at 7:00am daily and ran through the whole day until 7:00pm on some occasions (including the weekend). Counsels were able to put their courtroom practices to the test against counsels from around the Pacific region and both received certificates to commemorate their successful completion of the program. [/restrict]