The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” is a professional development program aimed at creating, providing content and organizational support for a friendly environment and communication platform for training, exchange of experience and professional communication, as well as the formation of a community of like-minded people in order to promote the rule of law, protect human rights and achieve goals of fair justice.
Participants in the Program – lawyers who share its values and seek to provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards and be effective leaders in the professional community and agents of change in society.
BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM
The program was launched as a partnership initiative of Ukrainian legal community supported by international donors.
The first training sessions of the Program were developed and implemented during 2016-2017 as a consequence of a series of assessment sessions evaluating the needs of the legal community in Ukraine, conducted by experts from the Canadian Bar Association within the framework of the “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine” (QALA) Project, carrie out by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) with the support of the Government of Canada.
ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS OF THE PROGRAM
“Tomorrow’s Lawyer” NGO is the organizer of the Program.
The Non-Governmental Organization “Tomorrow’s Lawyer”, within the framework of its mission, elaborates and implements professional development programs for lawyers in order to increase their leadership role in accomplishing reforms, strengthening the rule-of-law community and the rule of law state in Ukraine, and develops and maintains an effective professional network of advocacy leaders who adhere to the values of fair justice, provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards and are effective agents of change in society.
In 2018, the Program was supported by the INL Section (Technical Assistance to Ukrainian Law Enforcement Agencies) of the US Embassy in Ukraine.
The INL Section is responsible for coordinating and implementing criminal justice and law enforcement training and technical assistance programs in Ukraine funded by the Department of State and other USG agencies. The LES office works closely with the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Ministry of the Interior, the State Border Guard Service and other agencies in the implementation of assistance programs to combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, economic and financial crimes, intellectual property rights, trafficking in persons and related criminal activity.
The partners of the Program implementation were the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers (BALAP).
VALUES OF THE “TOMORROWS LAWYER” PROGRAM:
2019 TRAINING MODULES
MODULE 1: ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONS
MODULE 2: BUILDING COLLEGIAL RELATIONS WITHIN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
MODULE 3: COMMUNICATION IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY
MODULE 4: PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA. ADVOCACY
MODULE 5: LEGAL WRITING
In addition, during 2019, participants and graduates of previous Program cycles (particularly selected or by open registration) may participate in optional inter-module events, covering the following topics:
Each module lasts three days.
The training schedule is published annually no later than one month before the commencement of the first training.