Capacity Building Workshop on Ethics for Government Lawyers


Date and Venue

March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Deira. UAE.
June 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, USA.
Sept. 18, 2023 - Sept. 22, 2023
Kigali Serena Hotel, KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Dec. 4, 2023 - Dec. 8, 2023
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana



Training has always been used for equipping persons with the expertise necessary for performance of tasks. Training is now an accepted tool for development of human resource in an organisation. The training programme will focus on the latest developments and updates that affect government lawyers. It will assist beneficiaries to build their professional networks, and share challenges and best practice tips.Legal and judicial reforms, over the past years also included the enactment and amendment of many laws.  Harmonizing these laws for internal consistency, coherence or adapting these laws to cater for the changing times and contemporary need of the society continues to be the challenges of the day. Lawyers need to be apprised on consistent basis in this regard.

The lawyers have to deal with issues including people-the litigants, accused, witnesses, judges and even members of staff.  How to deal with them to optimise the level of performance and reaching a just decision with least harassment to the persons involved can only be done if the human skills are sharpened. Suffice it to say that lawyers need to be introduced to the principles of interpersonal behaviour; to behave in a manner as would inculcate faith in them so that they can elicit information needed from the witnesses and understand the social context of the acts. With a view to effectively carry out their functions as government lawyers, they have to be exposed to the qualities of leadership amongst other behavioural input. This is the raison d’etre for this course.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Understand the discerning review of public sector ethics
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Receive insights about how government lawyers can better share information between departments and maximise efficiency
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Get equipped with a tool kit to manage the most salient issues facing government lawyers today, including complex ethical issues.
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Have an opportunity to network with other colleagues within the public sector, sharing challenges, strategies and solutions
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Benefit from practical insights into drafting legislative instruments and making administrative decisions
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Gain a greater understanding of updates and key issues in statutory interpretation and risk management
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Identify ethical issues implicating the judicial codes of conduct
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Identify circumstances implicating judicial security issues and respond appropriately
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Understand the meaning of legal / legislative drafting
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Recognised the parts of legislative enactment
  • √Ø‚Äö¬ß Understand the interrelationships of the various departments of government; and a good knowledge of the political and economic system

Target Participants: Who will benefit from this course?This workshop that is continually up-dated, is of intrinsic relevance to middle and senior level Lawyers in National Judicial Council (NJC), Federal/State Ministry of Justice.  Lawyers of other courts will also find the course rewarding.