Solomon Islands pro bono training

Susie Brown, Mark Kelly and Fiona Dempsey recently spent an intense but enjoyable week training lawyers from various agencies within the law and justice sector of the Solomon Islands. Participants came from the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Public Solicitors Office, the Office of the Director of Pubic Prosecution and the Law Reform Commission. AGS had approximately 35 participants attend the training, which was delivered virtually.

The training was provided as part of AGS’s regular program of training government lawyers with our Pacific neighbours. AGS provides its lawyers’ time on a pro bono basis.

The feedback from the training was very positive. Comments from participants included:

‘A heartfelt thank you to the Australian Government Solicitor staff who gave us this lifelong benefit of improving in interpretation of the law’.

‘A very interesting course. I learnt a lot from this course’.

‘Thank you for the very helpful presentation. I learnt a lot from the course and gained a lot of knowledge of statutory interpretation’.

We were delighted that the Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Strahan, was able to attend the last day of training to present certificates to the participants.