A five session training programme for lawyers on the Contracts Law ended yesterday with 221 lawyers participating.
The programme was initiated by the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD), to build lawyers’ capacity to serve and adopt reforms in commercial laws in their routine duties.
ILPD Rector, Vastina Nsanze, told The New Times, that the programme is one of the main approaches to streamline activities of legal practitioners in the country.
“This and other trainings create required competence to enable practitioners serve professionally,” Nsanze said.
At the event, lawyers noted the training was important in making their work easier as soon as the contracts law is enacted.
The Contracts Law is one of the commercial laws undergoing reforms having been enacted in 1998.
“Based on what I have been taught about the new law, I am now in a position to apply it in my day- to- day activities,” said Jane Uwamariya, a lawyer and member to the Rwanda Bar Association.
The Minister of Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama, presided over the event.
Addressing participants, Karugarama commended ILPD`s strategy saying it highly contributes towards excellent performance of the judicial system and national development.
“Your efficient services are part of the judicial system while good commercial laws will facilitate doing business in the country,” Karugarama said.
He called up practitioners to make the profession attractive through giving quality services.