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FIJI LAW SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER

ISSUE NO.5 MAY 2003


          1. Fiji Law Society Convention – 1-3 Aug 2003, Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island

          All Members are advised that the Fiji Law Society Convention is scheduled from 1-3 August 2003 at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island. The registration forms have already been sent out to you all.

          No doubt this year's Convention offers a difference in the quality and content of the Programme as well as the choice of Shangri-La Resort Hotel, one of Fiji's premier holiday destinations. Members will also have the opportunity to hear distinguished speakers from abroad such as Hon. Justice Catherine Branson of the Federal Court of Australia, and Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG of the High Court of Australia and others who are experts in their respective fields. This year, the Law Society has extended an invitation to our international colleagues and we expect a number of delegates to come from overseas.

          In this regard, Members are further reminded that delegates who register and pay on or before 6th June 2003 will receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

          To avoid disappointment, please register early as there are only 21 rooms left.

          Completed Registration Forms must reach the Fiji Law Society, P O Box 2389, Government Buildings, Suva no later than the Closing Date - 18 June 2003. In this regard, please note that there will be no refunds for cancellations after this date.

2. CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION 2003 PROGRAMME

          Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Months of May/June/July 2003

          Topic: Evidence - Recent Developments

          Speaker: Mr. Devanesh Sharma - Messrs. R. Patel & Co.

          Dates, Venues and Time as follows:

          4 June 2003 Suva JJ's Conference Room 5.30pm-6.30pm

          11 June 2003 Lautoka The Waterfron t 5.30pm-6.30pm

          26 June 2003 Labasa Hotel Takia 6.00pm-7.00pm

          Topic: How to hold Effective Pre-Trial Conference

          Speaker: Mr. Vipul Mishra - Messrs. Mishra Prakash & Associates

          Dates, Venues and Time as follows:

          13 June 2003 Labasa Hotel Takia 6.00pm-7.00pm

          Topic: Consumer Credit Act - Actions by Mortgagors/Guarantors for "Unjust transactions"

          or for "review of contracts"

          Speaker: Mr. Subhas Parshotam - Messrs. Parshotam & Co.

          Dates, Venues and Time as follows:

          1 July 2003 Suva JJ's Conference Room 5.30pm-6.30pm

          15 July 2003 Lautoka The Waterfront Hotel 5.30pm-6.30pm

          24 July 2003 Labasa Hotel Takia 6.00pm-7.00pm

          Topic: Family Law Bill

          Speaker: Ms Imrana Jalal - Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)

          Dates, Venues and Time as follows:

          24 July 2003 Hotel Takia 7.30pm-8.30pm

           

    1. Upcoming New Conferences

        1. 8th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, 7th & 8th June 2003 - Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort, Fiji

          This Conference is organised by the Watts McCray Lawyers, New South Wales and sponsored by Rodney Hyman Asset Services of Sydney and Fosythes Litigation Support of New Castle..

          Interested members please contact Dawn Reid by emailing her on Dawn.Red@axisevents.com.au or by phoning her on 612 9211 3131. Members can look at the brochure information online on the web address.

        2. LAWASIA Children and the Law Conference, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June 2003 - Carlton Crest Hotel in Brisbane, Australia.

          This Conference is organised by the LAWASIA. Hon. Justice Nazhat Shameem will be one of the speakers at the Conference.

        3. New Zealand Law Society on Litigation Skills, 17-23 August 2003 Christchurch, New Zealand.

              This Conference will be held first time at Lincoln University. You can contact Theresa Lent, New Zealand Law Society, P O Box 5041/DX SP20202, Wellington for the registration forms.

          (iv) Attorney-General's Chambers Conference 2003, Fiji

              The Attorney-General's Chambers Conference will be held again this year. The tentative dates for the Conference is 14-16 November 2003.

              All legal practitioners have been requested to send possible topics or area of law, which they would like to be discussed during the Conference. Ideas, suggestions and/or comments may be forwarded to Ms Mere Rakuita at the Attorney-General's Chambers.

              Members will be informed of other details of the Conference as they become available.

               Members are kindly advised to contact Ms. Mehzabeen Aziz, Executive Officer at the Secretariat on Phone: 3315690 Email: fls@connect.com.fj for any further details on any of the above matters.

       

           

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