Solicitor General receives ALA President

|     Fadley Faisal     |

SOLICITOR General Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi received a courtesy call from the President of ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the Law Building on Wednesday.

The two exchanged views on issues of common interest. Chief Justice Menon also took the opportunity to touch base with ALA Brunei National Committee on his proposed plans during his three-year term as the President of ALA.

These plans include improving connectivity between ALA and other ASEAN bodies, mainly the ASEAN Secretariat, as a strong legal resource. The chief justice shared plans for promoting awareness on ALA’s work and programmes among ASEAN legal professionals and youth (including law students and graduates) as well as the establishment of a reliable and online portal for disseminating information on possible legal training and internships offered by international law firms and chambers.

Chief Justice Menon also informed of an upcoming ALA event, including the launch of the ASEAN Law Institute in Manila, Philippines in April this year.

The Solicitor General welcomed Chief Justice Menon’s proposals and expressed interest in using ALA as a platform to curate quality legal training for local legal professionals. She also provided a brief background on current developments in Brunei’s legal profession.

The courtesy visit served as an affirmed renewal of close cooperation through ALA platform.