NINE CHINESE lawyers have been selected to come to Australia in February to participate in a legal professional development program.
The program aims to promote better understanding of each country’s legal system and provide assistance to China in its process of legal reform.
Participants spend four months undertaking placements with private and government enterprises in areas in which Australia has acknowledged expertise.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the program had been highly successful in promoting cross-cultural understanding of Australian and Chinese legal systems and institutions.
“Participants will develop their professional skills, exchange knowledge and form ongoing links with their Australian counterparts, strengthening the legal ties
between our two nations,” he said.
The initiative is in its third year and is jointly hosted by the Attorney-General’s Department and the Law Council of Australia.
- Sarah Sharples
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