Visiting judges from Vietnam
Eight members of Vietnam’s judiciary went back to school at the Law Society March 26 as part of a Canadian International Development Agency’s aptly named project, Judicial Development and Grassroots Engagement (JUDGE). Aided by a translator, the Hanoi-based judges attended a Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) class focusing on principles of client-lawyer interviews. The judges were intrigued by the interactive style of education, which included mock interviews, instruction, video examples and practice with feedback. The judges were also interested in seeing nearby BC Place, venue for next year’s opening and closing ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The judges will visit Alberta as part of their tour.