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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

USAID/PROLoG Supports Legal Aid Service Lawyers Workshop by Supreme Court Judges

30 July 2018 USAID/PROLoG Supports Legal Aid Service Lawyers Workshop by Supreme Court Judges

On July 27-28, USAID/PROLoG organized a workshop for the lawyers of the state-funded Legal Aid Service (LAS). The workshop was conducted by two leading Georgian experts: Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court/Chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Civil Chamber Mzia Todua and Supreme Court Judge Ekaterine Gasitashvili. The workshop covered important matters of civil and administrative law, as well as new amendments regulating guardianships.

The need for the training was identified by the LAS lawyers and the topics covered included: initiation of legal proceedings; content of claims; consolidation or separation of multiple claims; registration and dismissal of claims; and problems and challenges of guardianships. The experts shared the best practices of Georgian courts and gave recommendations on how to deal with complicated issues. In addition, lawyers from the LAS bureaus in Kutaisi and Tbilisi, Sopio Kubaneshvili and Akaki Lomsadze, shared the experience and challenges of LAS lawyers working on civil cases and guardianship matters.  

At the end of the workshop, participants agreed with the Supreme Court judges to develop draft amendments to better regulate problematic issues and to have experience-sharing workshops with the judges at least twice each year within the scope of the Scientific Advisory Council.  

USAID/PROLoG has been working with the LAS since 2015 to build up its institutional capacity and strengthen the quality of legal assistance provided by its lawyers to the socially indigent population of Georgia. This meeting was implemented under the PROLoG component designed to improve the management of justice system institutions.

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