Trial ad­vo­cacy train­ing for state lawyers

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The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (ODPP) com­pleted a third three-day Trial Ad­vo­cacy Train­ing Course last week­end. The course was con­ducted by three In­ter­na­tional Ad­vo­cacy Train­ing Coun­cil (IATC) ac­cred­ited ad­vo­cacy teach­ers, Chow Wee from Malaysia, Giles Sur­man from Hong Kong and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions, Michael De­laney, from Oc­to­ber 14-16 in Suva. This is part of the ODPP’s con­tin­u­ing com­mit­ment to raise the stan­dards of crim­i­nal trial ad­vo­cacy in Fiji. The ad­vo­cacy train­ing is based on the Ham­pel Method. The Ham­pel Method is used by the Bar Coun­cil of Eng­land and Wales, the Hong Kong Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, the Malaysian Bar Coun­cil, the Bar Coun­cil of Ire­land, the Aus­tralian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, the New Zealand Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and the Gen­eral Coun­cil of the Bar of South Africa to train their bar­ris­ters. Source: Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions

Photo: ODPP

Back from left: ODPP Le­gal Of­fi­cers Ti­moci Qalin­auci, Pauline Madanavosa, Yo­gesh Prasad, Sekon­aia Vodok­isolomone, Jayneeta Prasad, Swastika Sharma, Su­jata Lod­hia and Saif Shah. (Front) As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions Mos­ese Korovou, In­ter­na­tional Ad­vo­cacy Train­ing Coun­cil (IATC) ac­cred­ited ad­vo­cacy teach­ers Chow Wee, Giles Sur­man and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of ublic Pros­e­cu­tions Michael De­laney.

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