ACHIEVEMENTS

Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine as an informal social community began to function in 2002.

2002 – with the support of the Association, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine sent to deans of law faculties the official letter on the results of the conference “Development of programs aiming to help with the improving of the educational process at the law faculties” (March, 22-23, 2002, Kyiv)

2002 – with the support of the Association, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine issued the recommendations of Ukrainian Interagency Coordination and Methodological Council on Legal Education of the Population on the Role of Public Receptions and Legal Clinics in Providing Legal Assistance to the Population (November, 1, 2002, Ivano-Frankivsk)

2003 – the first edition of Standards of Legal Clinics of Ukraine was developed and adopted at the first congress of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine

2004-2005 – Typical Provision on Legal Clinic, Ethic Code of legal clinics of Ukraine were adopted, the typical thematic plan of educational special course on “Fundamentals of legal clinical practice” was defined at the second and third congresses of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine

2004 –Schools on legal clinic education for teachers and organizers of legal clinics in Ukraine was initiated

2006 – The Association has achieved development and adoption of the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 03.08.2006 No 592 on Approval of Typical Provision on Legal Clinic of Institute of Higher Education of Ukraine

2006 – the first Ukrainian Client Interviewing and Consultation Competition among Legal Clinics was held

2008 – the First Ukrainian Law Week was held

2011 – the first institute of Higher Education Debates on the Human Rights was held among teams of legal clinics

2012 – series of round tables talks and conferences on discussion of actual issues of the activity of legal clinics in Ukraine was organized in connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine on Free Legal Aid

2014 – the first Ukrainian competition of students-participants of legal clinics’ essays on the topic: “The Legal Clinic: What is it for us and reasons for being here” was held

2014 – the new edition of Standards of Legal Clinics of Ukraine was approved at the regular Congress of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine

2015 – Annual Ukrainian Client Consultation Competition as the national round of the Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition was restored, that is held annually since then.

2016 – the first Strategic Plan till 2018 was developed.

2017 – Instrument for Assessing the Quality Standards of the Legal Clinics in Ukraine was developed and piloted.

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