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Lawyers upskill at workshop

Monday April 28, 2014 Written by Published in Education
Participants in the Law Society workshop are: Foreground (l-r): Tuaine Marsters, Wilkie Rasmussen, Nathalie Tierney, Phoebe Dengate-Thrush, Junior Ngatokorua, Tuaine Manavaroa. Background (l-r) Bryan Wee, Mona Ioane, Tingika Elikana, Catherine Evans, Alex Herman and Helena Kaho. 14041719 Participants in the Law Society workshop are: Foreground (l-r): Tuaine Marsters, Wilkie Rasmussen, Nathalie Tierney, Phoebe Dengate-Thrush, Junior Ngatokorua, Tuaine Manavaroa. Background (l-r) Bryan Wee, Mona Ioane, Tingika Elikana, Catherine Evans, Alex Herman and Helena Kaho. 14041719

Members of the Cook Islands Law Society participated in a workshop to sharpen skills and learn new skills about drafting civil claims, defences and affidavits.

The tutor from DLA Piper Pro Bono Melbourne, Bryan Wee, took a day out of his scuba diving holiday in Rarotonga to deliver the workshop to 15 participants last Wednesday.

DLA Piper is an international law firm with approximately 4000 lawyers world-wide. Part of its work is to provide free training to lawyers.

DLA Piper in Australia has been providing training to lawyers in a number of Pacific countries and last year ran its first workshop in the Cook Islands in partnership with the Victorian Bar Association.

Cook Islands lawyers have appreciated the opportunity to access the training programme managed and co-ordinated by the Cook Islands Law Society Council.

The next workshop will be held in partnership with the New Zealand Law Society and will focus on practical alternative dispute resolution skills. - Release

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