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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

Visit of the Independent Inspector and GBA Ethics Commission in Gori

06 March 2019 Visit of the Independent Inspector and GBA Ethics Commission in Gori

On February 28, 2019, with the support of EWMI/PROLoG, the first meeting of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) Ethics Commission and the Independent Inspector’s Office of the High Council of Justice with the students at Gori University and roundtable discussion with local lawyers took place at the Office of Network of Centers for Civil Engagement (NCCE).  

Chairman of the Ethics Commission Tornike Bakradze and member of the Commission Marika Arevadze spoke, as well as Ketevan Tsintsadze, the Independent Inspector and consultants from the Inspector’s Office,Tamar Devdariani and Erosi Bzekalava. Around 20 students and 25 lawyers from Gori, Kareli and Khashuri attended the meeting.

Topics included the purpose of the creation of the Ethics Commission and its role; the importance of the development of professional standards for lawyers; disciplinary proceedings; and issuing advisory opinions by the Commission. The speakers also covered the caseload of the commission, including statistical data , and discussed the challenges the Commission faces with the increasing number of complaints.

The Independent Inspector and her colleagues talked about the importance of creation of the Inspector’s Office after the “third wave” of judicial reform as an independent body of investigation in the process of judicial discipline, its functions, role and the grounds for judicial discipline.

Local media covered the event and the speakers also participated in a TV Show on local channel “Dia,” which will air on March 6, 2019.    

 

This was the first visit in the region, organized by NCCE with the USAID/PROLoG’s support, and will be followed by visits in West Georgia during the upcoming months.

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