Nominations for the ACWL’s Secondment Programme for Trade Lawyers for 2020/2021 have now closed. As in previous years, there is tremendous interest in the Programme and we have received over 40 nominations.
We are now reviewing the nominations to identify suitable candidates. Due to the current Coronavirus-related restrictions, this may take a little more time than usual. Also due to the restrictions, we will be conducting all screening and interviewing of candidates by telephone and videoconference. We will not be bringing shortlisted candidates to Geneva for interviews this year.
We are optimistic that the travel situation will have improved sufficiently to enable the selected seconded lawyers to start their secondment at the ACWL as normally scheduled on 15 September 2020. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and, if necessary, we will delay the start of the Programme.
We would like to thank all of the governments entitled to the services of the ACWL for their continued interest in the Secondment Programme.
5 May 2020