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Georgian Bar Association

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News

  • 2021
    19
    Oct

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Team Building Exercise for Mediators Association of Georgia (MAG)

    On October 15 and 16, USAID/PROLoG supported a team-building exercise for MAG’s administration, staff, and newly elected Ethics Commission members with the participation of Georgian expert Maia Khositashvili. As the organization is relatively new, the goal of the exercise was to bring the participants together to get to know each other better, strengthen the ties between them, and motivate them to work more actively with each other.  

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  • 2021
    19
    Oct

    The MAG Working Group Meets to Finalize Work on the Continuing Professional Development System

    On October 17 and 18, USAID/PROLoG supported a retreat for the Mediators Association of Georgia (MAG) Working Group (WG) in Borjomi. The WG was comprised of MAG’s executive board members, the High School of Justice, the Georgian Bar Association, other donor organizations, and mediators.

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  • 2021
    08
    Oct

    USAID/PROLoG Supports GBA Justice and Judicial Reforms Committee to Develop Strategy and Action Plan

    On October 7, 2021, the Justice and Judicial Reforms Committee of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) organized an online presentation of its new strategy and two-year action plan, which were developed with the assistance of USAID/PROLoG expert Irma Okropiridze. The strategy and action plan were developed based on an analysis of recommendations gathered from focus group interviews, the statute of the Justice and Judicial Reforms Committee, and GBA and committee reports. As a result of the work conducted by the Ms. Orkropiridze, the Committee has identified its mission, vision, working principles and values, a format for the future cooperation with focus groups, and strategic goals and tasks.

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  • 2021
    07
    Oct

    USAID/PROLoG Supports another remote training for Independent Inspector

    On September 27-30, USAID/PROLOG supported a remote three-day workshop for the Office of the Independent Inspector (IIO). The workshop covered international standards related to the right to a fair trial in disciplinary proceedings, judicial misconduct violating the principle of equality and the freedom of expression, and judicial ethics on social media, and included discussions around the most recent US practices and European Court of Human Rights case law. 

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  • 2021
    05
    Oct

    USAID/PROLoG organized Teaching Methodology Training for GBA lawyers

    On September 30-October 1, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), organized a two-day training of trainers for GBA lawyers on face-to-face and online teaching methodologies. PROLoG’s legal expert, Irma Gelashvili, developed and conducted the trainings.

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  • 2021
    05
    Oct

    USAID/PROLoG supported publication of a Handbook on "Constitutional Control and Legal Proceedings"

    On September 30, USAID/PROLoG-supported handbook Constitutional Control and Legal Proceedings was presented to the public at SEU, Georgian National University. The book is authored by famous Georgian legal experts and professors, Besik Loladze, Zurab Macharadze, and Anna Pirtskhalashvili, and represents scientifically processed, consolidated and comprehensive teaching material on constitutional justice for law programs. 

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  • 2021
    28
    Sep

    SJC Presents Report on Access to Justice in Georgia

    On September 24, the Social Justice Center (SJC) organized a panel discussion on its research paper Access to Justice in Georgia as part of the USAID/PROLoG-funded Improving Access to Justice project. Guram Imnadze, SJC’s Director of Justice and Democracy Program, Leah Kaplan, Director of the Democracy, Rights and Governance Office at USAID/Georgia, and Eto Gagunashvili, CRRC Georgia researcher, made opening remarks. The presentation was attended by representatives of domestic human rights and international organizations, activist groups, and members of parliament and political parties.

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  • 2021
    28
    Sep

    USAID/PROLoG Continues to Support Training for Court Employees in Effective Communication

    USAID/PROLoG supported a four-day training on effective communication for 17 personnel from Gurjaani District Court, including staff members who have direct and frequent interactions with the public, such as citizen service center staff, the court manager, and court assistants. The training was led by local expert Nino Beruashvili and focused on effective communication methods, communication terminology, standards and methods for de-escalating difficult situations, time management, and identifying the needs of court users.

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  • 2021
    28
    Sep

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Publication of the Legal Ethics Textbook

    On September 23, the USAID/PROLoG-supported Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University presented a new textbook on legal ethics. The Legal Ethics Chair has actively worked on the new textbook over the past several years (second edition of an American Bar Association textbook, Ethics Issues in the Legal Profession) with a group of experts, including judges from the Supreme Court of Georgia and Tbilisi Court of Appeals, PROLoG expert James Moliterno, and others. 

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  • 2021
    24
    Sep

    TDI Presents Report on Racial Profiling in Georgia

    On September 22, the Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded Combating Discrimination on Religious, Ethnic and Racial Grounds through Strategic Litigation project, organized an online presentation of the report Racial Profiling in Georgia, Existing Policies and Practices of the Police System towards Ethnic Minorities and Migrants.

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