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. As of January 2011, a number of basic training courses were held, the last of which has been in process since 20 May through 21 June, 2012. The goal of this course is 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 was held from 18 December 2011 until 18 January 2012. The course covers negotiation, lawyering skills and contract drafting on a broader scale than the basic course