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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

First Academic Conference on Legal Ethics Organized

04 May 2018 Professor Moliterno speaks on professional responsibilities and expression standards for social media

On April 28, the USAID/PROLoG-supported Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University organized Georgia’s first academic conference on legal ethics. Laura Berger, Acting Director of USAID’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office, and David Kereselidze, Rector of New Vision University, made opening remarks at the conference.  PROLoG’s invited expert, Professor James Moliterno from Washington & Lee School of Law (U.S.), spoke on the professional responsibilities of lawyers and expression standards for social media.  As part of his presentation, the expert brought from the U.S. examples of unethical lawyer advertisements and expressions on media, and gave recommendations where to draw the line between free speech and social media.

Legal experts, judges, notaries, professors and Georgian Bar Association Ethics Commission members made interesting presentations on the regulation of attorney’s fees at the termination of the attorney-client relationship, judicial skills (“judge craft”), the applicability of Georgian attorney-client privilege rules to foreign-licensed attorneys, and the interrelation between judicial ethics and discipline. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session and active discussions. The conference was widely attended by lawyers, law professors and students. Current issues and challenges related to legal ethics in Georgia were discussed, raising the awareness of Georgia’s legal community.

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