In October 2016, ICCA was invited by the Sierra Leone Bar Association to deliver another round of training. The course was funded by ROLE UK and led by Dame Linda Dobbs DBE accompanied by Peter Birkett QC, Simon Mallett, David Dabbs, Alexander Glassbrook and Gelaga King.
Rhoda Nuni, President of the SLBA, opened the course emphasising its importance and the need and desire of the lawyers to receive such training. Support to the course was also given by the both the British High Commissioner, Guy Warrington, and the Deputy British Hugh Commissioner, Paul McGrade, both attending as observers.
Justice Browne-Marke represented the Judiciary and delivered a talk on the “Do’s and Don’ts in court” as well as offering answers to practitioners’ questions and issues. Justice Miatta Samba also attended to offer support to the training programme.
We hope this trip will be the first of a series, helping to ensure sustainable impact for the future of advocacy training in Sierra Leone. A proposal for further training is included within the report available for downloaded below.