Haffie Haffner hails from an artistic background and is a member of Freetong Players International and has served in various capacities ranging from dance instructor of the group to training Director for Freetong Pikinino Players, The Children’s arm of Freetong Players International, charged with the responsibility of training young performing artist on the use of Drama as an educational tool for disseminating messages on Child survival, Development, Protection and Child’s Right.
She is presently a Barrister and Solicitor of the superior court of judicature in Sierra Leone having obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from Fourah Bay College USL, in 2007 and a BL from the Sierra Leone Law School in 2008.
In Aug 2008 to Feb 2009, she was Legal Intern in the Charles Taylor Defence Team at the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s Sub Office in The Hague, Netherlands.
She commenced pupilage at Garber & Co and completed with D.G Thompson at Digital Chambers.
She then became Company Secretary at Mercury International SL, the very popular sport betting company between Jul 2009 and Nov 2010
By Nov 2010 to Mar 2012 she became a Pupil Barrister at the Pilot National Legal Aid (PNLA), which was established in January 2010 by the government of Sierra Leone and the Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP) and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to indigent Sierra Leoneans particularly the vulnerable and the marginalized.
At PNLA, She contributed to the Provision of free advice, assistance and defence representation to over 4000 indigent Sierra Leoneans especially the vulnerable and the marginalized particularly, women, Children and youths between ages 18-28.She was particularly attached to the juvenile court No 8 and was representing over 90% of the offenders in court on a daily basis.
She was awarded the most outstanding lawyer and Activist on issues relating to child protection in Sierra Leone by the Youth and Child Advocacy Network Sierra Leone (YACAN-SL) on the 21st of November 2011
Since Jan 2012 to Date, she is a Partner at Taylor and Associates
She is also currently the Legal Officer at Airtel (SL) Limited.
She is married with a son.