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Kazakhstan judicial training programme: opportunity for law firms to host a Kazakh Supreme Court judge

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The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”), and City University is organising a judicial training programme for 14 Kazakh judges and legal representatives. The programme will take place from 10 April to 22 September 2017.

The programme aims to provide Kazakhstani judges with an overview of the English common law system as well as an insight into the legal profession in England and Wales. The programme also aims to contribute towards greater judicial independence and an empowered judiciary by institutionalising the key concepts, practices and principles of English law and the rule of law principles.

For further information on this programme, you can also visit the Kazakhstan Supreme Court website

Hosting opportunities for UK law firms: As part of the programme, the participants will spend three weeks’ in law firms, in order to gain first-hand experience of the solicitors’ profession. We are currently looking for members to host 1 or 2 judges at their firms for the following weeks:

  • 3 – 7 July 2017: to observe practitioners in the commercial and corporate team
  • 14 – 18 August 2017: to observe practitioners in the banking and finance team;
  • 18 – 22 September: to find out more about corporate governance

Hosting opportunities for sets of chambers: As part of the programme, the participants will spend a week in chambers, in order to gain first-hand experience of how barristers’ work. We are currently looking for sets of chambers to host 1 or 2 judges from 17 to 21 July 2017.

Hosting and speaking opportunity at evening seminars: over the months of June, July and August there are a number of opportunities to host and speak at evening seminars.

If your firm or chambers is interested in hosting a candidate for the indicated time, or in hosting the evening seminars, please contact katharina.kirchberger@lawsociety.org.uk.

 

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