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May 01, 2011

Kosovo Chamber of Advocates Launches Digital Membership Database

May 2011

The Kosovo Chamber of Advocates (KCA) launched a digital membership database—Vizioni1—on March 11. The database will serve as a management tool, allowing the chamber to track its members’ records. The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, worked closely with the KCA to coordinate the design of this database.

At the launch event, KCA Executive Director Yll Zekaj said the database will“facilitate communication with KCA members and enable the KCA to maintain accurate records.” Zekaj said that this will help KCA management understand members’ needs. Prior to Vizioni1, the KCA’s member records were maintainedmanually in paper and MS Excel spreadsheets, making the data keeping and reporting process—especially relating to mandatory continuing legal education—both cumbersome and ineffective.

ABA ROLI Legal Specialist Tim Hazen said that in addition to improving communication between the chamber and its members, the application will“provide quicker access to information and useful reports for the Executive Board.”

Vizioni1 is a web-based application that will allow the KCA’s seven regional offices to share and access data. Built-in security features will protect member data and limit arbitrary access to parts of the application.

To learn more about our work in Kosovo, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at <[email protected]>.