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FIJI LAW SOCIETY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER: August 2002

FLS 2/7 - Vol. III



FLS 2002 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CLE.


Our 2002 Annual General Meeting is to be held at 02.15pm on Saturday 21 September 2002 at the Warwick Fiji, Korolevu.

Members are further advised that two CLE sessions would be held on Saturday morning prior to the Annual General Meeting on 21 September.

Justice Byrne will talk on Damages and Personal Injuries at 9.00am and Sir Moti Tikaram will talk on Appellate Advocacy at 11.00am.

Please keep Saturday 21 September 2002 free.


3. PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COURSE - The Business of the Practice of Law.

Section 6 [2] of the Legal Practitioners Act provides inter-alia that no person who has been admitted to practise in Fiji more than six months after the Board of Legal Education has approved the above course shall be entitled to practise on his or her own account unless that person has satisfactorily completed the course.

Pursuant to Section 6 [3] of the Act, the Board of Legal Education has decided that the Fiji Law Society administers the course.

Members are advised that a Practice Management Course would now be held on Saturday 16.11.2002 from 8.30am at the Banyon Room, Holiday Inn, Suva. Please note change of date.

Details of the Course will be released in due course.

A Certificate will be issued to those who complete the course satisfactorily and participants would earn credit towards Continuing Legal Education.

A fee of $20.00 would is payable.

P.T.O

4. LEGAL PRACTITIONERS (REMUNERATION : NON-CONTENTIOUS BUSINESS) RULES 2002.


Members are again reminded to make submissions on the new proposed costs (Attachments sent earlier in the May Newsletter Clause 5) and forward their comments to The Solicitor-General addressed to Ms. S. Christopher, Secretary-Costs Review Committee by

Members are encouraged to respond and realise the importance of their input to the making of a Law that will bind their practice in the Magistrates Court.

4. STAFF CHANGES AT FLS SECRETARIAT.


Mrs. Alofa Aiva Seruvatu has been appointed Secretary Fiji Law Society with effect from 22 August 2002. She replaces Isaac Peter who joined the Society when the full time Secretariat was established in August 1996.

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