On 2-27 July 2017, CRCICA held the first Arabic-language Basic Legal Skills Course under the CRCICA/ABA Distinguished Lawyers CLE Program functioning since October 2016 in continuation of the ABA ROLI’s CLE scheme in Egypt which, ran under the US AID funds, from 2009 until September 2016. As of October 2016, ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) and CRCICA started a new partnership to deliver self-funded CLE trainings for young lawyers in Egypt under the co-administration of both institutions.
The Basic Legal Skills Course is one of the most important component of the Program, featuring 7 training modules, each focuses on one basic legal skill; client interviewing, legal analysis, legal writing, negotiation, contract drafting, oral advocacy, and arbitration. At the end of the course, trainees participated at a moot arbitration.
The course was delivered by seven qualified trainers all have passed the ABA’s Training of Trainers Course. Nine volunteering arbitrator ran the moot. Attendees were a mixture of junior practicing lawyers, legal interns, fresh graduates and some law students.
It is worth noting that CRCICA exclusively developed a detailed course administration manual with comprehensive guiding documents, evaluation forms, and systematic guiding instructions to insure smooth administration of the course in all its stages and provide utmost benefit for current and future ABA ROLI courses’ attendees.