On the occasion of the “Lawyer’s Day”, the President of Georgia – Giorgi Margvelashvili visited
Georgian Bar Association and opened the Training Center, renewed and equipped with the support
of the President's Reserve Fund. The project “Material and technical support of the reform on
implementing new standards of entering the profession “ was financed by the President's Reserve
Fund and the project’s aim is to promote the institutional development of association and
implementation of the internship system obligatory for lawyers.
The president thanked the Chairman of GBA and administration for supporting and implementing the
project and noted that the training center serves strengthening of lawyers’ corps, without that it is
impossible to create fair society, fair trial and fair state.
“The profession of a lawyer requests very strong moral strength, as long as you accept defendant's
position and try to prove the society and state that there is always something acquittal position in the
You are protecting the very thing I am obliged to defend under the constitution – human rights. Each
has the right of a fair trial. You have dragged a lot of things. We have heard about lawyers who were
victims of the brutal attitude from the system. Also we know about your consolidation to protect them. It is
natural, because developing society often faces misconducts. I am glad that those persons, who will
defend the citizens, will receive their professional knowledge here, in this training center.
To some extent, the work and the cooperation that took place between us help them to serve the main
goal: to create a human and democratic state, which will be the base of building the strong state” –
claimed Giorgi Margvelashvili .
The president once again confirmed his respect and support towards the lawyer’s corps: “In any case if
any kind of pressure is on the lawyers, I will support you and will be ready to make relevant political
statements, since we are serving the same aim. Our fundamental responsibility covers the protection of
constitutional rights of citizens. In fact, even in everyday life, you are serving the last and any pressure
on you will be considered as the pressure on the values being obligatory both for us to protect by the
constitution “- noted the president .
In the frames of the visit, Giorgi Margvelashvli was awarded with the order of Luarsab
Andronikashvili for the contribution to the development of lawyer’s profession.