There has been some confusion re amending the constitution. I was initially informed that I submit a draft our Minister and she will take it from there. On Monday I was told that it has to go via the Solicitor General before it goes to our Minister. I was aslo told that the Solicitor General is very busy and can be hard to get hold of.
In the afternoon I decided to go to Attorney General’s Law Library which is right next door to the Solicitor General’s (SG) office. I met his secretary and asked if I could make an appointment to see the SG and she said it will take a while, I asked if he had any other lawyers working with him that I could speak to and she said that would take a while too. I left my card with her and made my way to the library.
After ten minutes of looking for a book on drafting the librarian told me that the only copy had been taken out by the Croc Wrestler! I was beginning to feel like it had been a wasted trip but the librarian had lots of stories for me so I chatted with her. I asked her if the SG is ever around or if the other lawyer is in and she responded by leaving the room and returning with the SG!
In less than five minutes he answered all my question about drafting and he said I could come back and see him anytime. The Librarian then brought in the lawyer who gave me a lot more information. I think we had a lot to talk about because she is a young lawyer who qualified two years ago, we swapped work, home, mobile and email details.
I could barely contain my joy when I phoned my Placement Leader. If all goes to plan this should all be over with by the end of the month!