June 7, 2012

Ghana Supreme Court Clerkship Workshop

Virtue Foundation offers legal writing and research skills training workshop for Ghanaian Supreme Court law clerks.

On June 7, 2012, Ghana’s Supreme Court law clerks attended a Virtue Foundation online legal writing and research workshop. The three female clerks met with Virtue Foundation volunteer legal experts to discuss legal writing style and research tips as part of an ongoing research paper project.

The training was part of the Virtue Foundation’s Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana’s Supreme Court Clerkship program to support the Ghanaian judiciary and enhance the state of legal education and experience for women in Ghana by sponsoring exceptional young female attorneys to work as clerks in the Supreme Court. Three impressive women, Susanna Adjei, Enam Antonio, and Kuukuwa Andam, were chosen to be the first Supreme Court clerks in the program.

Each clerk is currently working on a legal research paper project on the topic of her choice, with support from the Virtue Foundation team. As part of the evaluation process, participants gave the training session great reviews, and emphasized the positive effect on their work.

Virtue plans to continue with sessions on more subjects to make sure that the clerkship program is the best possible career training for these promising young women.