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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 Brings Two Long-Term Mentor Judges to Georgia

10 October 2018 USAID/PROLoG Brings Two Long-Term Mentor Judges to Georgia

USAID/PROLoG, as part of its expanded judicial exchange activities, brought two highly experienced U.S. judges to Georgia for extended mentoring of the civil and administrative judges in Tbilisi and Rustavi City Courts.

In late September and early October, Judge Tim Baland, who has extensive experience working on judicial reform in Georgia, spent three weeks observing and mentoring judges in Tbilisi City Court. Judge Ken Stuart, who also has worked on judicial matters in Georgia, spent two weeks during that period working with the judges at Rustavi City Court. Both Judge Baland and Judge Stuart had group and individual meetings with the judges they mentored, providing guidance on judgeship skills and courtroom procedures. Judge Baland and Judge Stuart also met with the High Council of Justice and Court Chairs to discuss their observations and possible ways to improve the performance of Georgian judges. In addition, Judge Stuart met with the High Council of Justice to discuss possible training for Georgian judges on courtroom communication skills. Judge Baland and Judge Stuart also met with the mentor judges who help train Georgia’s judicial candidates to discuss ways of improving the mentor program in Georgia.

In addition, while Judge Baland was in Georgia, the four alumni from USAID/PROLoG’s judicial exchange to the National Judicial College (NJC) in Reno, Nevada made a presentation to their fellow judges on what they learned from their “Leadership for Judges” course at the NJC.

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