On Monday 13 July 2020, Jema Lawyers hosted eight (8) trainees for their “Day Out with a Law Firm” program. This program is part of the Institute’s Law Practice Management course which is one of the many courses trainees are taught in order to be admitted to the National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea as fully-fledged lawyers.
The trainees namely Bill Samson, Dickson Walip, Nathan Yagon, Josiah Jinimbo, Nylen Jim, Michael John, Thomas John and Danny Kamabo were hosted by our Mrs Miran Ai and Ms Everlyn Sahamie, lawyers at the firm. They had an interactive session all throughout the day with other assigned lawyers and support staff who spoke to them not only on the day to day practice of the firm but the skills and the ethics and values that must always be upheld by a lawyer as prescribed by the Professional Conduct Rules 1989. The session also included discussions around the issue of domestic violence and Q&A time to finish off the day’s program.
Over the years, this program has enabled trainees to broaden their legal knowledge and has given them a better perspective into what life is like when they join a business that is engaged in the practice of law. On that note, Jema Lawyers fully supports such programs that contribute to Papua New Guinea’s development within the legal profession and like in previous years, we hope to see more trainees next year!