Giorgi Tshekhani, HSOJ Head of Administration, explains software content.
Giorgi Tshekhani, HSOJ Head of Administration, explains software content.
Students practice interrogating witnesses in training workshop.
Students practice interrogating witnesses in training workshop.
Giorgi Tshekhani, HSOJ Head of Administration, explains software content.
Students practice interrogating witnesses in training workshop.

The Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia

2010-2015

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) is implementing the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia, a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). JILEP is structured around four components: (1) Strengthening judicial independence, accountability, and professionalism; (2) Strengthening the institutional capacity of legal professional associations, legal rights NGOs, and the state legal aid system; (3) Improving the quality of legal education; and (4) Developing commercial law and improving commercial law related practice, including strengthening the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

EWMI’s partners in implementing JILEP include the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia, The Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILnet, formerly know as PILI), the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), Justitia (the Judges Association of Poland), the Center for Advancing Legal Skills (CFALS) in Lublin, Poland, the Washburn University School of Law, and the South Texas College of Law.