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Young Lawyers in Bahrain Prepare to Practice Law

August 2012

In July 2012, the Bahrain Judicial and Legal Studies Institute (JLSI) graduated another class of young lawyers from its Young Lawyers Skills-Building Course, an effort supported by the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) and the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative. Following the completion of undergraduate law programs, young lawyers can attend this months-long program to help them prepare, both substantively and practically, for the practice of law. Topics covered include ethics, contract drafting, oral arguments and legal research. This year’s course included ABA ROLI-supported sessions on human rights law and negotiations. Through this program, the JLSI has trained hundreds of young lawyers, with the course serving as an effective complement to the theory-based education practiced in Bahraini law schools. This year, the skills building course was held twice, reaching a total of 78 young lawyers.

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