Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project

The High School of Justice has had a long and fruitful cooperation with Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – “Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project” (JILEP). 
The cooperation includes conducting in-service trainings for judges, developing training curricula and institutional strengthening of the School. 
Within the scope of cooperation with JILEP, with the participation of foreign and Georgian judge-experts, the High School of Justice conducted vocational trainings on the following topics: Corporate Law, Legal Reasoning and Interpretation of the Law, the Use of Adult Learning Methodology, Leasing, Judicial Ethics, Legal Method, etc.

Curriculum on Foundations of Judicial Ethics have been developed on the basis of the joint collaboration with JILEP. American experts as well as School trainers – sitting judges took part in the process. The Curriculum developed was used for professional development of almost all sitting judges.

Currently, the development of more in-depth and practical curriculum for the next phase of Judicial Ethics Training is in process, wherein the US experts and School trainers – sitting judges remain to be involved.

The High School of Justice, in cooperation with USAID/JILEP, has implemented a project, which includes the following two components:

  1. Creating a new webpage of the High School of Justice;
  2. Creating personal web portals of judges, judicial officers and judicial candidates.

Each member of the target group of the High School of Justice will have a personal page through the personal web portal, by means of which they will be able to electronically manage their learning processes. The above system will contribute to the use of modern methods in the training process conducted by the High school of Justice (including the examination stages), which in turn will increase the degree of transparency and objectivity of training processes. 

This program was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of The High School of Justice and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government, or implementing partner.