Three-week Intensive Training Program for Iraqi Judges on Adjudicating Complex Commercial Cases

September 27, 2010 - October 15, 2010

On October 15th, 2010, CLDP concluded a three-week intensive training program in Washington DC and New York City for Iraqi judges on adjudicating complex commercial cases. The goal of the program was to develop a commercial law curriculum for the Iraqi judiciary on four main topics: international sales contracts, commercial arbitration, international partnerships and financial transactions. CLDP worked with federal and state level judges, commercial law experts and practicing attorneys to present a comprehensive and practical curriculum for sitting judges in Iraq. The Iraqi delegation was tasked with reviewing this curriculum and presenting a draft to the Iraqi Chief Justice for approval and implementation at the Iraqi Judicial Development Institute where Iraqi judges from across the country will be able to benefit from the curriculum. The next phase of the program will feature the implementation of workshops based on the curriculum developed during the three week US consultations.

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