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Nine Chinese lawyers to visit Australia on legal development program.



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22 January 2009

NINE CHINESE LAWYERS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA ON LEGAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced that nine legal professionals from China have been selected to come to Australia for the third Program.

“This Program has been highly successful in promoting cross-cultural understanding of Australian and Chinese legal systems and institutions,” Mr McClelland said.

“Participants will develop their professional skills, exchange knowledge and form ongoing links with their Australian counterparts, strengthening the legal ties between our two nations.”

Over four months from February, the participants will undertake training and work in a range of areas of law, including placements with private enterprise and government agencies.

The Government thanks the Australian law firms who are opening their doors to the participants, as well the government agencies that are involved. Their contribution ensures the ongoing success of the Program.

The Program is an initiative of the International Legal Services Advisory Council (ILSAC) and is jointly implemented by the Attorney-General’s Department and the Law Council of Australia in conjunction with the Chinese Ministry of Justice and the All China Lawyers Association. It is supported by the Australian Agency for International Development,

AusAID, through the Australian Leadership Awards - Fellowships and the Australia-China Environment Development Program.

More information on the Australia-China Legal Profession Development Program is available from the ILSAC website www.ilsac.gov.au/aclpdp.

Media Contact: Adam Sims 0419 480 224