TRAINING IN CIVIL LAW AND MOCK TRIAL FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE LEGAL CLINIC UVLD

As it was foreseen in the project “Strengthening of Legal Clinical Education is Access to Justice” on May 06, 2017 was delivered the third training. Concretely, the capacity building training for students in the field of Civil Law was successfully organized at the premises of this University.

During this training day the students of UVLD were trained about civil issues as an important component of Legal Clinic. During the activity were introduced the access to civil justice, some opinions regarding of Civil Code of Albania Republic of the Law no.7850, date 29.7.1994; and the Family Code of Albania Republic no. 9062, date 8.5.2003; The responsibility of the parents and what the lawyers should know about this. The accountability to be a responsible parent. Although, the students got knowledge’s about the legal provisions on the divorce and practical orientations on the judicial proceedings.
The students of the Law Department were informed about the Legal Clinic of the UVLD and were motivated to join voluntary to the third mock trial that will be held to the premises of Vlora Appeal Court, on 22 May, 2017.
The experts in this one day training were Prof. Dr. Arta Mandro-School of Magistrates and MSc. Aljona Laska- UVLD.

In the framework on the last deliverable on May 22, 2017 was organized the mock trial on civil law after the training, as described in the project activities the students were divided in groups, in order to work and perform in a mock trial based in a civil law scenario. The mock trial had premise to raise their claims and objections, and the court gave a reasoned decision based on the arguments of the parties. Thus the students had a great chance to exercise the knowledge that they had gained during their studies. Each group of representatives had a limited time to perform according to their roles.
The lawyers had to represent their claim related to the issue and had to represent counter-arguments to defend its position. At the end, each party gave their final conclusions and the judge’s panel withdrew to make a decision regarding the case. Through this simulation the participating students had the opportunity to show their practical skills and deepen their knowledge in the civil justice area, and get to know better the practical aspects of the functioning of the Civil Courts. Also, through this direct engagement, they have the opportunity to reach people who are unable economically to hire a lawyer and help them by providing free legal assistance.

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