25 Sep 2009

Samoa Law Society to deal with Woodroffe case

1:03 pm on 25 September 2009

A New Zealand-based Samoan lawyer, Leuluaialii Olinda Woodroffe, will be tried in a Law Society tribunal in Samoa in February for alleged breach of conduct under Samoa's Law Society code of practice and ethics.

The Law Society's president, Jerry Brunt, says this is the outcome of its disciplinary committee investigation into two separate complaints filed by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and the Ministry of Justice against the conduct of Leuluaialii Olinda.

She is currently facing two charges of insulting words in the District Court as a result of a police investigation last year into a complaint by the ministry of Justice and Courts administration.

Mr Brunt says she will be represented in the tribunal by a Queens Counsel.