On 18 March 2021, EURALIUS in cooperation with the School of Magistrates concluded the cycle of online trainings with a final training on the novelties of the Law on State Guaranteed Legal Aid.
EURALIUS experts, Judge Thomas Traar and Dr Arta Vorpsi, and Ms Ersida Sefa from the School of Magistrates, provided a presentation of the institutions delivering legal aid, criteria for granting legal aid and international standards and practices. The training took a practical approach and included a presentation of the new Legal Aid Manual elaborated with the assistance of EURALIUS.
EURALIUS highlighted the importance of the establishment of the legal aid system in Albania, and of the cooperation between the Ministry of Justice, Free Legal Aid Directorate, High Judicial Council and the Chamber of Advocates in supporting access to justice for all, through the effective provision of legal aid services.
The training was attended by more than 30 judges and representatives of the Free Legal Aid Directorate who actively participated in the discussions. In total, starting from year 2018, more than 200 judges, advocates as well as the staff of the Free Legal Aid Directorates have participated in these training.