Support to the Moldovan Bar AssociationThe “Support to the Moldovan Bar Association” Project is part of Council of Europe and European Union Programmatic Co-operation Framework for 2015-2017 (Theme II “Ensuring Justice”, aiming at “Improving the quality of the profession of lawyers (advocates)”.

The project’s specific objectives were to strengthen the self-governing bodies of lawyers (advocates) including their role in recruitment, training and disciplinary proceedings and strengthen the national training institutions of legal professionals.

For a period of 21 months (March 2015 - December 2016), the project provided expertise and capacity building support to the Ministry of Justice and the Moldovan Union of Lawyers and its structures, through 35 conferences, workshops, round tables and visits for more than 500 participants.

The approval of a number of key documents (the Strategy for 2016-2020, the Communication policy, the revised Code of Ethics), re-established relations with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, a new twinning between the Cahul and Gdansk Bars, relations established with the European Women Bar Association, a pool of MBA trainers specialised in adult learning, a pool of ethics trainers were among most valuable achievements acquired through joint work.

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Improving clients’ data protection

1 August 2017 Moldova

In 2016 the Moldovan Bar Association received expertise and capacity building on improving clients’ data protection within its functioning and organisation through the Component “Support to the Moldovan Bar Association” of the "Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers'...

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Post-project impact – regional Bars co-operation continued

6-10 June 2017 Cahul and Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

On 6-10 June 2017 a delegation of Gdansk lawyers visited the Southern Regional Bar in Cahul and the Moldovan Bar Association in Chisinau. The peer-to-peer exchange included challenges faced by the profession of lawyers in young democracies and ways to overcome them, the importance of an effective...

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Closing round table

22 December 2016 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

On 21 December, the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" Component organised a round table for the evaluation of its implementation. Representatives of the Bar Council, committees, Young Lawyers Association, Women Lawyers Association and the Bar's Secretary General evaluated the results of...

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