On April 12-14, 2019, the third group of the III hundred of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program began training on the development of soft skills. Traditionally, the group received the code number G11.
The first module was devoted to communication with the client. Participants worked on such important topic a attorney-client relations, such as: establishing bilateral communication; interviewing and counselling the client; business planning and strategy; and also clarified the role of a lawyer in promoting equal access to justice and the ethics of communication and the duties of a lawyer before the client. No less important, the participants learned to manage emotions and stress.
The program manager Andriy Vyshnevsky opened the module and told participants about the origins of the Program, and what they should expect next. Olena Kustova, Program Manager to the US Embassy in Ukraine welcomed the participants at the module opening.
A certified business coach Svetlana Savchuk worked with the participants during the course together with her assistant, a graduate of the Program Lyudmyla Hrytsenko. Lawyers went through the training under the watchful eye of the expert of the Program Dmytro Kukhnyuk.
“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.