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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

Activities Supported by USAID/PROLoG to Promote Legal Ethics in Georgia

16 May 2019 Activities Supported by USAID/PROLoG to Promote Legal Ethics in Georgia

Second Academic Conference on Legal Ethics

On May 12, USAID/PROLoG supported the Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University’s (NVU) second academic conference on Legal Ethics. Deputy Chief of Party Brian LeDuc and New Vision University rector David Kereselidze made opening remarks. Program included presentations from members of Georgian Bar Association’s (GBA) Ethics Commission (EC) Ana Loria and Irakli Kordzhakhia who covered ongoing problematic issues of Disciplinary proceedings of GBA’s EC as well as fees and fiduciary duties of lawyers. Legal Ethics Chair, Sophio Chachava talked about confidentiality and conflict of interest issues, while other speakers covered topics like ethical issues from the perspective of civil servants and arbitrators as well as Lawyer’s freedom of expression in Social Media. PROLoG expert, Professor James Moliterno, from Washington & Lee School of Law (U.S.) also made a presentation on A Unified Legal Profession to Which Lawyers, Judges, and Prosecutors all Belong. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session and active discussions. The conference was attended by lawyers, law professors and students.

Workshop for Legal Ethics professors

NVU Legal Ethics Chair organized a workshop for professors on teaching methodologies and teaching skills for a graduate level course on Legal Ethics. The Workshop was led by Professor Moliterno. Six Professors attended the workshop from Caucasus University, Georgian National University, New Vision University and Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University.Professor Moliterno shared his experience in teaching legal ethics for LLM students and spoke about the substance of the course, presenting particular examples of various techniques he uses. Professor Moliterno also conducted a simulation with one of the professors from Caucasus University, to show how effective case-based studies are.

Extensive course on Comparative Legal Ethics conducted for students

During his visit Professor James Moliterno also conducted a five-day course on Comparative Legal Ethics for MA’s students at New Vision University. Registration for the course was open to all LLM students from authorized universities of Georgia. 27 students attended the course. Prof. Moliterno covered issues like Lawyer’s, Prosecutor’s and Judge’s Role, confidentiality issues, fees, counseling clients, public statements by lawyers and many more. Each topic covered Georgian, European and US law and practice. Professor Moliterno used role playing, case studies and other interactive teaching techniques.

 

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