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USAID/PROLoG Representative Shares Reforms Implemented at the State-Funded Legal Aid Service with Representatives of Youth Centers from Regions of Georgia

01 April 2021 USAID/PROLoG Representative Shares Reforms Implemented at the State-Funded Legal Aid Service with Representatives of Youth Centers from Regions of Georgia

On March 29, 2021 USAID/PROLoG Institutional Development Director Irina Lortkipanidze participated in an information campaign project: “Access to Free Legal Aid Service for Ethnic Minority Groups.” The project is the initiative of the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, implemented in cooperation with the LEPL Legal Aid Service (LAS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), within the framework of the Tolerance, Civic Awareness and Integration Support Program (PITA). The first component of the project was a Training of Trainers on March 29-30, 2021 for the representatives of 14 youth centers. The young participants were able to meet with the representatives of LAS and received information about the free consultation and court representation LAS provides for the socially vulnerable population of Georgia.

Irina Lortkipanidze spoke about the reforms USAID provided through East West Management Institute PROLoG Project, implemented since 2015, which include institutional and organizational strengthening, as well as improvements to legal aid service. Ms. Lortkipanidze spoke about the legislative reforms; changes in the organization of the LAS Board; introduction of staggered terms; drafting of a training center concept paper; establishment of training unit and support training for LAS lawyers, consultants and registry attorneys; development of strategy, action plan and organizational structure; introduction of lawyers appraisal system; and reform of the case bank and development of a mobile application.

This event allowed the participants to disseminate information about the state services among representatives of ethnic minority groups in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti villages, which are located far from municipal centers.

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