Working With OPL

The OPL is committed to recruiting the best candidates to our practice. Vacancies will be listed on this page from time to time. There are no vacancies currently listed, but if you are interested in working with us, please contact us to express your interest.

STUDENT PLACEMENTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

We welcome student and graduate attachments to our office – following written application to opl@opl.org.ki All students and graduates must sign a Memorandum of Understanding.Work experience students may also be hosted, usually for shorter periods. Please contact usto find out more.

OPL PROCEDURES & OBLIGATIONS

More information about new OPL procedures can be found in the OPL Office Manual. OPL Lawyers are bound by the Professional Conduct provisions of the Kiribati Law Society Act 2006 – including
Section 11. Fundamental obligations of lawyers
A lawyer must, in the course of his or her practice, comply with the following fundamental obligations—
(a) the obligation to uphold the rule of law and to facilitate the administration of justice in Kiribati ;

(b) the obligation to be independent in providing professional services to his or her clients;

(c) the obligation to act in accordance with all fiduciary duties and duties of care owed by lawyers to their clients; and

(d) the obligation to protect, subject to his or her overriding duties as an officer of the Court and to his or her duties under any Act, the interests of his or her clients.