Work on element of proof, CJ reminds Legal Aid lawyers

Legal Aid lawyers attending their first National Staff Conference held at the Warwick Hotel in Sigatoka. Picture: LITIA CAVA

CHIEF Justice Anthony Gates this morning highlighted that civil work presented a huge problem for lawyers.

He made that known in his opening address to Legal Aid lawyers attending their first National Staff Conference at the Warwick Hotel in Sigatoka.

Justice Gates reminded lawyers that in civil cases, it was important for them to work out the elements of the claim needed to be proved and the kind of admissible evidence.

He also acknowledged the Government for assisting the Legal Aid Commission.

“When sponsors pulled out for political reasons, the Government decided to move in and fund Legal Aid,” Justice Gates said.

Legal Aid lawyers from around Fiji are part of this one-day workshop and topics covered is focused on the need to promote greater access to justice for all Fijians.

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