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Julian Lonbay designed and lead a one day Workshop on ‘Case Law Analysis Workshop for an improved training needs assessment’ for the Georgian High School of Justice, Tbilisi, Georgia, with Eka Lomtatidze.

Julian Lonbay in Tbilisi

The workshop took place in the context of a Council of Europe project on "Strengthening the Capacity of the High School of Justice of Georgia". The Project is funded by the voluntary contributions of Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action plan for Georgia 2016-2019. The Project’s overall objective is to strengthen the School’s capacity to organise and deliver high quality training for judges and court staff.

Julian’s report and presentation of a working methodology for the Analytical and International Relations unit of the HSOJ was thoroughly discussed at the workshop and he subsequently revised his report for use by the HSOJ. More information is available here

Julian has previously assisted the Georgian Bar Association within the Council of Europe’s earlier EU funded programme in Georgia, by devising a plan for the initial training of lawyers in Georgia. His plan is now being implemented see

High School of Justice

He also reviewed and reported on the methodology used for the Georgian Bar Exam.

Much of Julian’s research has focused on legal education and training in Europe. He has been, President of the European Law Faculties Association, a consultant to the Law Society on EU law and training matters, and currently represents the six main UK legal professions in the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) as a member of the CCBE’s training committee, which he previously chaired.

Julian is currently helping to assess the implementation of the Moldovan Justice Sector Reform Strategy for the Council of Europe.