Calabar, Nigeria, February 2017


CWAG in conjunction with The Nigerian National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), hosted a one-day workshop on Human Trafficking Prosecution and Victims’ Fund & Protection in Calabar, Nigeria, on February 21st, 2017. At the invitation of the Attorney General of Cross River State, Honorable Joe Abang, CWAG helped to carry out … Continue reading Calabar, Nigeria, February 2017

Lagos, Nigeria, December 2016 @ Lagos, Nigeria


Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes keynoted the conference “Effective Public Prosecution‎ and Defense: Essentials for Success,” in Lagos, Nigeria, in December 2016. The event was organized by Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN, Senior Partner of the firm Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors and held at the Lagos Business School. General Reyes spoke of his experiences fighting human … Continue reading Lagos, Nigeria, December 2016 @ Lagos, Nigeria

Pretoria, South Africa, December 2016 @ Pretoria, South Africa


CWAG Executive Director Karen White met with South Africa Minister of Justice Michael Masutha in June, to begin a dialogue on establishing a robust interchange and discuss areas of collaboration between our organizations, including support for the rule of law and combatting transnational criminal activities such as human trafficking, money laundering, and weapons trafficking. Both … Continue reading Pretoria, South Africa, December 2016 @ Pretoria, South Africa

Nairobi, KENYA, June 2017


In June 2017, two experienced trial attorneys from the California Department of Justice, Ronald Matthias and Karen Bovarnik, led a three-day litigation skills workshop at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, with government and private attorneys as well as law students.

Lusaka, Zambia, July 2017


In July 2017, two more experienced appellate advocates from the California Department of Justice, Anthony DaSilva and Bruce Slavin, led a three-day litigation skills workshop at the Office of the Attorney General, in Lusaka, Zambia for 47 participants from the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Justice and National Prosecution Authority. The meeting was officially … Continue reading Lusaka, Zambia, July 2017

Kigali, Rwanda, May 2016 @ Kigali, Rwanda


Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye welcomed a delegation from CWAG in May of 2016. Administrative Director Susan Lustig discussed the interest on the part of CWAG Attorneys General in establishing a relationship of mutual exchange of experiences and support, which was received with great interest. The Ministry of Justice’s Institute for Legal Practice and Development … Continue reading Kigali, Rwanda, May 2016 @ Kigali, Rwanda

Lagos, Nigeria, May 2017 @ Lagos, Nigeria


Lagos, Nigeria CWAG in conjunction with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), hosted a three-day workshop in May on Oral Advocacy in Nigeria. The workshop hosted Prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, external counsel and lawyers to offer sufficient knowledge, depth and expertise required to effect positive change presenting their cases in court. CWAG sent … Continue reading Lagos, Nigeria, May 2017 @ Lagos, Nigeria

Pretoria, South Africa, May 2017


The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) partnered with Justice College, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development of South Africa to conduct an advanced trial advocacy training course from 29 May to 2 June 2017. Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama and Alice Lustre, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office, San Francisco, California conducted the … Continue reading Pretoria, South Africa, May 2017