On September 10-14, 2018, over 60 lawyers, attorneys, and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at 26 Free Legal Aid Centers located in all regions of the country, received a two-day training to improve the skills for professional communication with recipients of state-guaranteed free legal aid. During the training, the participants learned the rules of professional communication with recipients of legal services, including vulnerable population.

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program is supporting the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to improve access to legal aid by establishing more of free legal aid centers and to improve the quality of services provided by the centers.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Law on State Guaranteed Legal Aid, Free Legal Aid Centers provide equal access to legal aid for citizens and increase the level of legal protection for vulnerable populations.

Detailed information on the work of the Free Legal Aid Centers and their contact information can be obtained in the territorial units of the Ministry of Justice, and on its online map of legal service providers at: http://legalmap.gov.kg/ru/ and/or www.minjust.gov.kg.

Photo 1 A opening remarks Akjol Kalbekov

The Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice, Akjol Kalbekov, (in the center) makes opening remarks to open the two-days training.

Photo 2 Elzar speaking IKO trainingIMG 6746

Rule of Law Program Manager of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program Elzar Elemanov making opening remarks during the training for lawyers, attorneys and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at Free Legal Aid Centers in different regions of the country.

Photo 4 participants nice IKO IMG 6753

Over 60 lawyers, attorneys, and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at Free Legal Aid Centers located in all regions of the country, learning with interest the rules of professional communication with recipients of legal services.

Photo 5 trainer on gender Gulbarchyn Jumabaeva IMG 6754

Expert on gender issues Gulbarchin Jumabaeva sharing important aspects of gender relations, and gender stereotypes.

Photo 9 Икбалжан Мирсайитов независимый эксперт

Independent Expert Ikbol Mirsaitov familiarized the participants with religious system in the Kyrgyz Republic and state policy in the religious system.

Photo 8 Жылдыз Дуйшенова фасилитатор

Facilitator Jyldyz Duishonova conducted a session on rules and components of successful communication and key mistakes in communication.

Photo 10 Ишенов Асель бел пиджак Координатор по Нарынской обл по ГГЮП

Participants listen with attention to the training session on peculiarities of counseling people with disabilities.