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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia
2019
14
Mar
Meeting of Women Judges with Students at the National Institute for Human Rights

On March 11, USAID/PROLoG organized a meeting of two Judges with law students at the National Institute for Human Rights, Free University of Tbilisi.

Judge Madi Chantladze and Judge Ana Gogishvili, Alumni of PROLoG’s Judicial Exchange program spoke about their careers and challenges for women lawyers. Up to fifty students attended the meeting, representing various Georgian law schools. A number of questions were asked in the end of the meeting, related to the professional experience of the speakers as well as to the ongoing challenges of being a Judge.

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2019
14
Mar
USAID/PROLoG Assists High Council of Justice to Assess Distribution of Judges and Support Staff throughout the Country

Starting March 4th USAID/PROLoG expert Dr. Jesper Wittrup had a four-day assignment in Georgia to assist the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) to assess the distribution of judges and support staff in courts.

Prior to the visit, Dr. Wittrup conducted a study to identify the overall number of judges needed to ensure the improved functioning of the Georgian judiciary in the face of an increasing and changing caseload. Dr. Wittrup’s concluded that Georgia needs between 380 and 450 judges, and set the optimum number at 410.

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2019
12
Mar
USAID/PROLoG Begins Series of Workshops on Courtroom Communication and Case Management for Civil Law Judges

USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the High School of Justice (HSoJ) and the High Council of Justice, began a series of workshops in Courtroom Communication and Case Management for civil law judges. The idea for the workshop emerged from the mentorship program, when in fall 2018—at  PROLoG’s invitation—two  US judges observed Georgian judges and provided recommendations to improve the efficiency of the system.

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2019
07
Mar
USAID/PROLoG Organizes a Workshop on Selection of Supreme Court Justices for the Members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

On February 27, USAID/PROLoG held a workshop for members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary on the selection of Supreme Court justices. Mr. Thomas M. Susman, a US expert, discussed the role of civil society organizations in this process.

The expert provided information on the US model­­—stages of nomination of Federal and Supreme Court justices, candidate evaluations carried out by American Bar Association, background checks and public hearings conducted at the US Senate, and the role of advocacy groups throughout the entire process. 

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