On March 30th – April 4th, 2018, the seventh group of the “Tomorrows Lawyer” Program passed the second module devoted to the interaction of the lawyer with the court and building collegiate relations within the justice system.
During the module participants worked with complex and toxic communication. Attorneys also learned to establish effective communication with procedural opponents, the skills of effective litigation and negotiation within the Harvard model. Participants also discussed the issue of corruption and conflict of interests and sought ways to counteract it.
The module was opened by the Director of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program Andriy Vyshnevskyy and Denis Bugay, the ex-President of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Also the module was visited by the Chairman of the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers Viktoria Mitko, program manager and legal adviser to the US Embassy in Ukraine Olena Kustova.
In addition, a judge of the Supreme Court, Oleksandra Yanovska, held a separate training session on the topic of an effective litigation.
During the module the participants worked with coaches Iryna Gluschenkova and Vitali Kasko. They were accompanied by the experts of the Program Yulia Lisova and Serhii Goncharenko.
It was extremely pleasant to hear responses to the results of the second module from the fifth group of the second hundred:
“The diversity of trainers in this module allowed us to get even more various information. I consider the topic of “counteracting toxic and problem communication” to be especially useful to myself. After 10 years of practice in the profession, I realized that sarcasm and other toxins are not the best option for communication, but even the opposite. And not only in the court session,” — participant of the seventh group shared his impressions.
“The second module became the logical continuation to the first one. It is important to learn how to communicate not only with clients, but also with the opponents and court. And the lion’s share of success depends on our practice. And I also really love my colleagues in the group. We were able, together with the trainers and experts, to build such a climate for a training that contributes to our development and growth,” — said the lawyer participating in the Program.
The photo tour of the training can be found by the link.
“Tomorrow’s Lawyer” is the first all-Ukrainian professional development program for lawyers aimed at strengthening soft skills. It was prepared by Canadian lawyers and adapted by Ukrainian experts. The Program was developed during 2016-2017 with the support of The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid Project with an expert contribution from the Canadian Bar Association. In 2018, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program is being implemented by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers, with the support of the United States Embassy and The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).