CRCICA held the Basic Legal Skills Course under the CRCICA/ABA Distinguished Lawyers CLE Program during October 2019.
The program was conducted in October 2016 as a continuation of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI)’s CLE scheme in Egypt, which ran under the US AID funds from 2009 until September 2016.
7 qualified trainers delivered the modules of the course, namely: client interviewing, legal analysis, legal writing, negotiation, contract drafting, oral advocacy and arbitration, while 12 volunteering arbitrators ran the Arbitration Moot that was organized at the end of the course with 30 attendees from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Egypt of junior practicing lawyers, contract specialists, legal interns, and fresh graduates.
The certificates’ ceremony was preceded by a speech by CRCICA’s Director, Dr. Ismail Selim, mourning the loss of Mrs. Wissam El Molla, the Associate Director, Head of Conferences, Training and External Relations Department, and Manger of the CRCICA/ABA Distinguished Lawyers Program. Dr. Selim outlined the role of Mrs. El Molla in concluding the CRCICA/ABA partnership in 2009 to provide continuing legal education for the Egyptian Legal Community. Dr. Selim also added that the Program was identified in 2016 as one of the most successful CLE programs in Egypt; and expressed that the passing away of Mrs. El Molla is an exorbitant loss to the CRCICA and all its members; being a role model for dedication, intelligence, loyalty and perfectionism.