The QALA Project will focus its attention upon building the required human resource ability within the broad stakeholder community to support the sustainable operation and monitoring of the legal aid system over the long-term.
This component will include:
- Identifying learning groups and knowledge gaps within the stakeholder community; and
- Designing and delivering training programs and learning events to augment skills and knowledge to support legal aid service delivery and monitoring.
In the context of the operation of the legal aid system in Ukraine, the stakeholder community broadly may encompass contracted lawyers directly providing legal aid defense representation, administrative and management staff in legal aid; administrative and management staff within the Ministry of Justice system overseeing the operation of the system; judges and court staff administering cases for individuals accessing the legal aid system; staff of inquiry and investigation bodies; relevant business and professional associations; government officials at the oblast and municipal levels; staff within other key ministries that impact upon the legal aid system (e.g. police, social services, industry, environment) and that currently provide services to vulnerable citizens); civil society and non-governmental organizations, including bar and municipal organizations; educators within law faculties exposing students to the concept of legal aid and to the notion of legal aid as a profession within requisite law school programs; etc.