New assistant attorney general and legal counsel for the Environmental Quality Protection Board (EQPB) Rebecca Lauola Schester (right) took an oath on October 30 at the Palau Court Room 103.

The new assistant attorney general and legal counsel for the Environmental Quality Protection Board (EQPB) was sworn in on October 30 at the Palau Court Room 103.

Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Rebecca Lauola Schester, who hails in Samoa, said that she looks forward to serving the government of Palau through the EQPB.

She said that while she is hired as the AAG, she will be based at the EQPB office and will work on cases relating to the environment.

Prior to her stint in Palau, she worked as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Samoa in 2015 and joined the Samoan Attorney General’s office until 2018 after obtaining the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu and completing the Practical Legal Training Programme at the College of Law in Auckland, New Zealand.

She also had experience working as a private lawyer under the law firm, Stowers and Su’a Lawyers.

She is an active member of the Samoa Law Society (SLS) and was the Secretary of the Executive Council from 2017 to 2019 until she resigned to take the AAG position in Palau.