Since January 2009, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) and CRCICA have partnered to provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for young lawyers in Egypt. The CLE programs seek to bridge the gap between the participants’ formal legal training and their needs as practitioners. Over three years, a number of basic training courses were held, the last of which lasted from 18 September until 20 October 2011. The goal of this course was to develop the participants’ basic practical skills in legal analysis, oral advocacy, negotiation, drafting of contracts and legal memoranda.
As the project completed its third year, the first Advanced CLE course has been introduced on 18 December 2011 to last until 18 January 2012. The course covers negotiation, lawyering skills and contract drafting on a broader scale than the basic course.