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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 Launches English Language Training Program for Judges

26 November 2018 USAID/PROLoG Launches English Language Training Program for Judges

In October, USAID/PROLoG launched an innovative English Language Training Program for Judges (ELTPJ). The ELTPJ was initiated at the request of the High Council of Justice, and seeks to increase the English language ability of Georgia’s judges so that they can perform legal research in English and review legal doctrines and opinions by international bodies. It is also hoped that as a result of the ELTPJ additional judges will be able to participate in those USAID/PROLoG judicial exchange opportunities that require a high level of English, such as secondments at U.S. courts.

The ELTPJ focuses on those Tbilisi-based judges who already have an intermediate level of English. Thirty judges signed up for the training program, which consists of two sessions: a Fall session that will run from October through December 2018, and a Spring session that will run from January through May 2019. The ELTPJ is implemented by the University of Georgia’s TOLES Legal English Center, and specifically focuses on legal English – both concepts and terminology. Through this process, the 30 participating judges will both improve their English language skills and also their understanding of the concepts and principles that underscore the American legal system. The ELTPJ trainings take place two to three times weekly, and are held at the Tbilisi City and Appellate Courts.

In addition to the ELTPJ, USAID/PROLoG facilitated a partnership between the High Council of Justice and Peace Corps through which judges at 14 regional courts will receive English language training from 17 Peace Corps volunteers.

 

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