On February 5, a concept of the Supervisory Board of the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision was presented at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The main task of the Supervisory Board is to ensure efficient implementation of the state policy in the field of legal aid and independence of the legal aid system management.
Translation: “Guide on Legal aid Principles on Civil, Administrative and Family Justice Systems and its Commentary”
The project Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine has translated “Guide on Legal aid Principles on Civil, Administrative and Family Justice Systems and its Commentary” prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) in September 2018, into Ukrainian. The translation was made with the IBA permission.
Teams from five PRAVOKATOR legal clubs began developing training programs to promote the professional development of employees of the legal aid system and partners.
Over two hundred lawyers and female lawyers were trained under “The Lawyer of Tomorrow” Program, developed and implemented during 2016-2018 with the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project
The training of the second hundred of lawyers and female lawyers in the framework of the professional development program “The Lawyer of Tomorrow” was completed, which had been implemented by the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers in partnership with the public organization “All-Ukrainian Association of Lawyers Providing Free Legal Aid”. The Canadian-funded Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project completed three years of expert and financial support of this initiative, covering both the development and implementation of the Program in 2016-2018. In 2018, “The Lawyer of Tomorrow” Program was also supported by the US Embassy’s in Ukraine Law Enforcement Section.
From now on, anyone with Internet access can find necessary information on current legal issues. In order to do this, go to the WikiLegalAid information resource at wiki.legalaid.gov.ua. This resource was presented today, on December 13, and its development during the last two years was carried out with the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project.
Results Oriented Management: Kyiv hosted a three-day strategic session of heads of FSLA regional and local centers and a team of the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision
The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project continues to systematically support the development of the capacity for strategic planning in the system of free legal aid. On 2-4 December 2018, with the financial support of the Project, a strategic session of heads of FSLA regional and local centers and a team of the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision was held. This year’s event is the fourth annual meeting in this format, held with the assistance of the Project and bringing together over 120 heads of FSLA centers for the discussion of results and plans of improving the availability and quality of free legal aid to people in Ukraine.
The system of free legal aid in Ukraine will apply a comprehensive approach to the cross-cutting integration of gender equality issues in its work. From now on, this is documented in the Gender Legal Aid Strategy (hereinafter referred to as the Gender Strategy), which was developed with the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education in partnership with the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision and funded Government of Canada.
Cycle of trainings on the support of development and use of the LA system of WiKiLegalAid legal consultations was completed
From December 2017 to November 2018, with the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project, 21 trainings were held on the development, support and use of WiKiLegalAid Legal Advice System, including 3 trainings for users, 15 trainings for authors and one training to form a key team of those who will support WiKiLegalAid.
The Project supports the building of legal awareness and the counseling of clients of the LA system in the health care sector
With the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project, experts from the NGO “Medical Project Center” have developed booklets on the most pressing issues related to the protection of human rights in the health sector.
The Project supported the publication of information booklets on the most relevant legal issues in the amount of 1.2 million copies
With the support of the Ukrainian-Canadian Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project, a series of 14 information booklets was published, their topics reflecting the real legal needs of clients of the system of free legal aid in Ukraine.