July 19-21, 2019, the tenth group (G10) of the third season of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program, completed the second training module.
Lawyers carried on improving effective communication. This time – within the court and justice system. At the opening of the training, the participants greeted Daria Pysarenko, Deputy Executive Director of the NGO “Tomorrow’s Lawyer”.
The trainers of the module were Svitlana Savchuk, a certified business trainer with 15 years of experience in business education and Peter Jarosz, Legal Adviser to the US Department of Justice at the US Embassy in Ukraine.
Svitlana Savchuk’s assistant trainer was Tamara Bugaiets, a graduate of the second season of the Program. While Roman Shpyrka, a graduate of the second season of the Program, assisted Peter Jarosz with his training functions.
During the training, the participants were supervised by the expert of the group – Viktoria Mitko, chair of the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers (BALAP).
The following were the components of the module:
- Establishing effective communication with procedural opponents. Ethics of communication.
- Handling toxic and complicated communication.
- Conflict management and communication with an aggressive counterpart.
- Direct and cross examination of witnesses.
- Strong advocate’s speech in court.
The program of the second module was improved by trainers and experts of the module with the participation of the Program team based on the feedback obtained from the Program participants in 2017 and 2018.
“Tomorrow’s Lawyer” is a powerful network of lawyers uniting opinion leaders in the legal profession, who provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards, act as agents of change in society and leaders in the professional community.
The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program was launched in 2016 and first implemented within the “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid” Project, carried out by the Canadian Bureau for International Education with the support of the Government of Canada in cooperation with the Legal Aid Coordination Centre. It is currently being implemented and developed with the support of the US Embassy’s Law Enforcement Section in Ukraine, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” NGO, in partnership with the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers.