The Attorney General’s Chambers has proposed a new salary structure for the legal profession, the Attorney General (AG) said.
The proposal seeks to match salaries in the legal profession with the current market compensation, Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati bin Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh said in her speech at the AGC Open Day and the launching of the AGC Report 2013-2015 at the Law and Courts Building yesterday.
The proposal has been submitted to the Public Service Department, she said, hoping that that there will be a positive response to the proposal soon.
The AG also highlighted the importance of serving the nation with passion.
“I hope that your genuine love for this noble (legal) profession and your commitment to serve our beloved country will drive you to start and develop your career at AGC which plays a pivotal role in Brunei Darussalam’s legal system and in upholding the rule of law.”
Recalling her discussion with Bruneian law students in the United Kingdom in February this year, she said, “I was given the opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet session with our law students in the United Kingdom. The main objective of the session was to introduce AGC and encourage students to start their legal career at AGC because I still strongly believe that it is the appropriate starting place to utilise and sharpen the knowledge and skills of a lawyer, and it provides you with the best exposure on diverse aspects of legal practices.”
The AG also highlighted the concern on the difficulty of obtaining a place to do the Bar Professional Training Course. To overcome this, she revealed that the AGC has already held fruitful discussions with the Ministry of Education in a bid to assist law students in this regard and hoped that a suitable arrangement will materialise soon.
Present to launch the AGC Report 20132015 was the guest of honour, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah. The report covers major highlights and achievements during the June 2013 to June 2015 period.
Following the launching of the report, Her Royal Highness toured an exhibition organised by the divisions of the Attorney General’s Chambers.
The open day is an initiative of the AGC to encourage law students as well as those aspiring to do law to consider the AGC for their career.
Also present at the ceremony were Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi, co-chairperson of the event, senior officers of the AGC as well as law students.