US Consultations for Armenian and Georgian Judicial Training Centers

August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014

CLDP held five days of U.S. Consultations on judicial education, publications, and distance learning programs in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. In attendance were 3 officials from the Academy of Justice of Armenia, 4 officials from the High School of Justice of Georgia, and 1 Georgian judge. The program, based on topics specifically requested by the two institutions, featured presentations, interactive discussions, question and answer sessions, and court visits.

The delegates met with the Federal Judicial Center, non-profit organizations such as the International Judicial Academy, the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Association of State Judicial Educators. The delegation also met with state institutions such as the Judicial Institute of Maryland and the Center for Education and Training for the District of Columbia Courts. Moreover, the participants were exposed to the federal court system through meetings with judges and staff from the U.S. District Court in Maryland. Lastly, the delegation met with the D.C. Judicial College, which is designed as a model full-time, degree-granting, multidisciplinary state judicial program.

Topics discussed included the principles of judicial education, the administrative details of judicial education, and the selection of faculty and faculty development. The delegation gained insight about using technology to enhance learning, experimental learning, and judicial resources such as benchbooks. Participants discussed the activities and capacities of various national, state, public, and private judicial education organizations and the dialogue between such organizations, courts, and judges.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop