This month has seen the ALRC reaching out to some of its international counterparts in the Commonwealth and Asia Pacific region, through a process of professional development and information sharing. We were delighted to host Kaisarina Salesa, Senior Legal Analyst, with the Samoa Law Reform Commission, for a two-week internship. During this time Ms Salesa was able to shadow senior legal and corporate staff in their daily work, as well as to participate in formal learning sessions on policy development, online communication, consultation strategies, research and writing, and corporate governance. We also had the opportunity to learn from Ms Salesa about the challenges of law reform in Samoa.
This is the second internship the ALRC has hosted with Samoa LRC. We have also been able to build on this collegial relationship with two former ALRC legal officers visiting Samoa in recent years to work on a pro bono basis.
The ALRC also recently hosted two other delegations—one from the Nigerian Law Reform Commission and the other from Malawi. Both were very interested to discuss our relationship with Government, our processes and resourcing and our implementation rates. The ALRC’s international engagement activity provides a significant contribution to regional goodwill by building cooperative relationships with our legal counterparts and sharing information and experiences.
Photo: Kaisaraina Salesa, Senior Legal Analyst, Samoa Law Reform Commission with ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher.