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Participants of the USAID/PROLoG Study Tour to Boston Share Their Experience with Colleagues at the Tbilisi City Court

27 December 2019 Participants of the USAID/PROLoG Study Tour to Boston Share Their Experience with Colleagues at the Tbilisi City Court

On December 19, 2019 the Director of the High School of Justice of Georgia and four Georgian mentor judges, participants of the USAID/PROLoG study tour to Boston, Massachusetts, shared their experience with colleague mentor judges at the Tbilisi City Court. The Court hosts the internship component of the Initial Training of Judicial Candidates by the High School of Justice of Georgia and many judges of the court serve as mentors for listeners of the program. The newly appointed Court Chair, Mr. Nikoloz Marsagishvili, USAID/PROLoG Deputy Chief of Party, Brian LeDuc and Judicial Education and Exchange Specialist, Bakar Jikia, also attended the presentation.

Participants of the study tour presented a mentoring model developed by the Massachusetts court system. The program envisages assignment of experienced mentor judges to newly appointed judges, with the objective to help them adapt quickly to the new role. Presenters emphasized the importance of the program and vital assistance it provides. Together with the overall commitment of the system and individual mentors, main guarantee of success is the confidential nature of mentor-mentee interaction. This reduces pressure on both sides and enables them to work steadily towards the improvement of judicial skills and performance.

Director of the High School of Justice of Georgia, Vano Bolkvadze, further stated that the School will adopt, for its listeners, the self-assessment methodology used in Massachusetts and will survey current listeners whether they would be interested in having a mentor, if appointed as judges. Other participants of the program also expressed their sympathy towards the model and their willingness to support inexperienced judges in a similar format.

 

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