On September 20, in Washington DC, a meeting was held between the leaderships of the Georgian Bar Association and the DC Bar Association.
During the meeting, parties agreed on various formats of cooperation, including in the areas related to the institutionalization of the pro-bono legal aid system in the Georgian Bar Association, the improvement of the evaluation system for judicial candidates and continuing legal education.
DC Bar is a mandatory membership-based professional organization founded in 1972 with more than 110,000 members.
Also on September 20, David Asatiani, Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association, and Jeffrey Aperson, Vice President of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation on joint conferences, seminars, workshops and other initiatives with participation of Georgian and American lawyers. Particular emphasis was made on the issue of the development of jury trial system in Georgia.
NCSC was founded in 1971 with the mission to promote rule of law and quality administration justice systems worldwide.