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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

Amendments to the Law on Advocates Discussed with Members of Parliament

02 April 2018 Amendments to the Law on Advocates Discussed with Members of Parliament

On March 31, EWMI/PROLoG hosted a meeting of the working group created by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament on the Law on Advocates. The meeting was dedicated to discussion of the amendments to the Law on Advocates proposed by the Georgian Bar Association and that have passed the first hearing in Parliament.  The meeting was attended by members of the Parliament and representatives from the Georgian Bar Association, Legal Aid Service and Association of Law Firms of Georgia, as well as practicing attorneys.

Eka Beselia, Chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee, and David Asatiani, Chairman of GBA, led the meeting. They presented the amendments, which include: principles of legal practice, circumstances for disclosure of a client’s identity; special exemptions for prosecutors and judges from internship requirements; expansion of the Ethics Commission functions by allowing it to request documents; and changing the terms of remuneration of Legal Aid Service lawyers under Article 53 of the Civil Procedural Code of Georgia.

PROLoG has been working with the Parliament and the Georgian Bar Association to build up and strengthen Bar Association’s institutional capacity since 2015. This event was implemented under the PROLoG component designed to improve the management of justice system institutions.

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