Training in Childcare, Jurisprudence and Current Legislation

10 Jan, 2012

On December 9-11, Kakheti hosted a training course ‘Childcare, Jurisprudence and Current Legislation’, which was held for lawyers of the Social Service Agency by the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) in cooperation with the Social Service Agency.

For two days 34 lawyers (lawyers from the head office and regional offices of the Social Service Agency) had an opportunity to consider in an interactive regime with judges the issues like adoption and giving a child up for adoption, reforms in the social protection sphere of Georgia, deinstitutionalization, jurisprudence etc.

The training course was run by I. Todua, a Civil Court Judge, and L. Kalandadze, a Court of Appeals Judge.

‘I can declare boldly that the workshop held for the lawyers of LEPL Social Service Agency was one of special meetings and had a “discovery effect”.  In particular, the participants had an opportunity to get introduced to modern principles of jurisprudence.  We have become confident that this new vision adequately expresses the existing reality and the obtained knowledge will be harnessed in practice.  Moreover, the workshop dealt with the key principles of law, which are rather important for the persons having legal qualification.  It can be said that the information transferred to the workshop participants presented pleasant news for them and they were rather delighted with it.  Free time after the workshop was devoted to the consideration of some legal issues.  Moreover, a meeting with judges was used for the consideration and solution of a number of difficult cases.

It should be particularly noted that there was a fruitful discussion on the topics like enforcement of a court ruling, recognizing persons as victims of political repression and other related topics that are in the limelight for the moment in both the court system and Social Service Agency’, said Bidzina Kharazishvili, head of the Legal Proceedings Office of the Social Service Agency.