First Day of Work
Monday we had our first full day of work. It was fairly uneventful as we are in the orientation/background research stage. We were officially introduced to the office during morning prayer. Our title in the office is “in-house counsel” and I had to laugh a little bit when I thought about how I went across the world just to have the same title that I had at Sempra. A previous IJM fellow put together a super helpful binder on all of the relevant laws and judicial procedures that we spent the majority of the day reading. It’s all much easier to understand than I thought it would be. Although it’s a totally different Constitution (and WAAAAAAAAY longer) and body of laws, it has many similarities to U.S. law: separation of powers, fundamental rights (including “equality before the law”), as well as procedural similarities like a statute of limitations. We have an enormous amount to learn and not a ton of time, which is overwhelming, but it feels more attainable than it did. I think we will spend the majority of the week learning the law and how IJM operates. Please pray that we can learn quickly!
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