Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze,  Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze,  First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze, Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze, First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
John Christensen discusses international legal databases at Ilia State University law library.
John Christensen discusses international legal databases at Ilia State University law library.
GBA General Assembly (Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili- front row, second from left)
GBA General Assembly (Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili- front row, second from left)
Georgian Judges and JILEP’s Judicial Reform Advisor meet the First President of the Supreme Court of Poland
Georgian Judges and JILEP’s Judicial Reform Advisor meet the First President of the Supreme Court of Poland
Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze,  Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze,  First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Tbilisi, Georgia
John Christensen discusses international legal databases at Ilia State University law library.
GBA General Assembly (Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili- front row, second from left)
Georgian Judges and JILEP’s Judicial Reform Advisor meet the First President of the Supreme Court of Poland

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.