LEGAL AID SYSTEM IN UKRAINE: AN OVERVIEW

This Overview of the Ukrainian legal aid system was prepared within the framework of the Canadian-Ukrainian project Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine. This Overview is the result of the efforts of the Project team in close cooperation with the Project partner, the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision. This publication describes the key elements and main performance indicators of the Ukrainian free legal aid system. Developed in 2014 for the first time, the publication is being constantly updated.

This collection is About Us: “AGAINST VIOLENCE”

This collection is About Us: “AGAINST VIOLENCE”. 10 stories written by 10 famous Ukrainian writers where the situations and characters are recognizable and lifelike, and intended to describe typical domestic violence situations prevalent in Ukrainian households. The commentary from psychologists which help in understanding the situation. The advice from legal counsels about what to do, who to contact and what documents to file when you or someone else is suffering from family violence.

Inception workshops started for the staff of legal aid bureaus

On 3 August, inception training workshops for newly-appointed staff of legal aid bureaus started in the regions. The events are aimed at collective discussion of the immediate steps to be taken for the organization of the work of the bureaus on the eve of their opening on 1 September this year, and main tasks faced by the newly appointed staff and their colleagues from the centers in the regions.

«The Tomorrow`s Lawyer» initiative will promote the development of the legal community, legal aid and justice reforms in Ukraine

On June 1, 2016 Director of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project of the Canadian Bureau for International Education Larissa Bezo, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association Denys Buhai, Chairman of the Board of the NGO “All-Ukrainian Association of Lawyers Providing Free Legal Aid” Viktoriia Mitko and President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) John Hoyles took part in a joint press conference.

Canadian experts met with lawyers providing FLA in Kyiv

On June 1, within the framework of «The Tomorrow`s  Lawyer»  initiative , experts of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) visited Regional FSLA Center in Kyiv, where they talked with lawyers and, based on the example of the Center’s performance, found out more about their cooperation with centers, cases conducted by lawyers, advanced training program in the LA system.