Participants of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program Advances Mediation Skills of Lawyers

In the course of February-July 2018, Anna Lysko, Iryna Sukichova, Luisa Romanadze, Svitlana Sergeyeva and Svitlana Ilyinitska participated in the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program to hold advocacy mediation training seminars.

Seminars under the general title “Mediation as an Instrument for a Lawyer” were held in 18 regions of Ukraine. About 4,000 attorneys attended. Representatives of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” program actively participated in seminars in almost all regions and supported their colleagues-trainers.

During the seminars, lawyers learned about the peculiarities of the mediation procedure and its benefits, as well as the prospects of legal settlement of mediation in Ukraine. Differences between mediation and dispute settlement in court became a separate topic for conversation.

The seminars were held within the framework of the grant project “Increasing the awareness of judges and lawyers about mediation to improve access to justice and promote the efficiency of the judiciary”, headed by Louisa Romanadze. The project is supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the framework of the New Justice Program.

In June 2018, an expert of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program and participants of the Program, Luisa Romanadze, Svitlana Sergeyeva, Anna Lisko, Svetlana Ilyinitska and Kateryna Vlasyuk spoke at the Fourth Annual Forum “Mediation and Law”.

More than 80 lawyers attended the forum along with judges, notaries, academics and lawyers. Participants of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program joined the forum. Together with colleagues, they also upgraded their qualification on mediation.


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The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program was developed during 2016-2017 with the support of the project “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine” with an expert contribution from the Canadian Bar Association. 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 (QALA) Project funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).