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Twinning Project – Lawyers Against Poverty Week

A pilot twinning project for lawyers has been launched between Oxfam’s Lawyers Against Poverty and the League of Women Lawyers in Tajikistan.

The intention of the twinning project is to not only aid the fight against poverty but to create a worldwide network of lawyers, interested in building personal and professional relationships across borders. Oxfam’s aim is that those involved “will feel connected to a global community and experience progress in their professional work and development”.

The lawyers taking part in the programme will mostly be in the United Kingdom and Tajikistan, with some from Africa. Over time, the project will expand to include lawyers based in other countries. In Tajikistan, the project engages not only the League of Women Lawyers, but also the wider legal community, including the Ministry of Justice, Committee of Women and Family Affairs, Lawyer Chamber of Parliament and other practicing lawyers. The scheme also hopes to support solicitors who have fewer resources and for all participants to gain knowledge and insights into other legal systems that operate all over the world.

Each pair of ‘twins’ will provide guidance to one another, and it is hoped that this shared experience could lead to the possibility of future collaboration, making it a crucial networking opportunity.

Click the following link to learn more, and to sign up for the twinning project this week:

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/lawyers-against-poverty/twinning

 

Text sources:

www.oxfam.org.uk/lawyers-against-poverty/twinning – (page viewed on 7th June 2016)

www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/stories/lawyer-twinning-opportunity-lawyers-against-poverty-and-the-league-of-women-lawyers/ – 4th May 2016

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