ABU DHABI, Nov 7, 2020 (WAM) – The Abu Dhabi Justice Department, ADJD, has completed the 24th session of the training program for attorneys applying to be included in the list of listed attorneys before the Abu Dhabi Prosecutor’s Office courts are permitted.
Eleven participants attended this meeting, including five women. This equates to 66, the number of lawyers of both sexes who participated in the program this year in five sessions organized in 2020.
Khamis Al Qubaisi, Director of Lawyers and Expert Affairs in the Justice Department, said that the training services offered by the ADJD to lawyers include ongoing training programs for practicing lawyers in addition to enrollment qualification programs.
The year 2020 was marked by seven training workshops that dealt with various developments in legislation and justice. The main ones were: bankruptcy law, force majeure and COVID-19, remote complaint registration, remote deposit service involving about 480 practitioner lawyers, he said.
Al Qubaisi added that these programs, which are organized in collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy, ADJA, and the Department of Lawyers and Experts, aim to advance the legal profession and prepare national legal cadres with academic and practical qualifications according to the highest international standards in implementing the guidelines of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Justice Department, to improve the performance of the judiciary and build community trust in the judiciary and the legal system.
The ADJA stated that the training program was approved by Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Under-Secretary of State for the Justice Department, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the Judicial Academy. This program consists of 28 hours of training in a variety of knowledge and practical courses, including “International Obligations in the Prosecution of Money Laundering Crimes”, “Principles of Civil Procedure and Recent Changes to it”, “Case Management and Preparation”, “Principles of Criminal Procedure” according to the UAE Legislation “,” Alternative Solutions Culture “and” Lawyer-Client Relationship Standards and Controls “.
The ADJA also announced the creation of many courses that will be dictated by global developments. The most important of these are the “COVID-19 and the principles of the impossibility of contract fulfillment” and the “artificial intelligence in the legal profession”. The program also included in-depth training on some of the Justice Department-approved procedures such as electronic litigation and smart services. Lawyers participating in the program are also required to pass several exams.