COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

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Advocacy Grants

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Rule of Law and COVID-19

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High School of Justice of Georgia

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Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Meeting with Federal Judge on Online Mentoring Plans

22 February 2021 Meeting with Federal Judge on Online Mentoring Plans

On February 15th, 2021, USAID/PROLoG held a kickoff meeting for online mentoring activities, with Judge Virginia Covington of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The meeting was attended by three judges from Tbilisi City Court, who will be involved in this activity. Participants discussed suggested approaches to implementation and agreed on the next steps. The meeting was led by Brian LeDuc, USAID/PROLoG Deputy Chief of Party.

Mentoring/shadowing allows experienced judges from the United States to provide general advice to their Georgian counterparts on case management, courtroom management, communication with parties/lawyers, ethical issues, matters relating to efficiency, and other related professional matters. The advice on general procedural is designed so as to not influence the outcome of any specific procedures or cases, and participating US judges do not provide any substantive legal advice.

USAID/PROLoG has organized several in-person mentoring/shadowing activities in the past, including visits by American judges to Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi. This time, due to the global pandemic, Judge Covington will remotely mentor/shadow Georgian judges at Tbilisi City Court, through local staff or consultants observing court proceedings and providing reports, which theJudge can then discuss in facilitated online sessions with her counterparts. Visits to Georgia may then be organized as conditions permit and circumstances warrant.

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