Tbilisi, Georgia

GBA General Assembly

GBA General Assembly (Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili- front row, second from left)

Georgian Judges and JILEP’s Judicial Reform Advisor meet with the members of the Polish National Judicial Council

Keti Vashakidze of EPF signs MoU between LAS and NGOs

Tblisi, Georgia

The Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia


The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) is implementing the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia, a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). JILEP is structured around four components: (1) Strengthening judicial independence, accountability, and professionalism; (2) Strengthening the institutional capacity of legal professional associations, legal rights NGOs, and the state legal aid system; (3) Improving the quality of legal education; and (4) Developing commercial law and improving commercial law related practice, including strengthening the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

EWMI’s partners in implementing JILEP include the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia, The Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILnet, formerly know as PILI), the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), Justitia (the Judges Association of Poland), the Center for Advancing Legal Skills (CFALS) in Lublin, Poland, the Washburn University School of Law, and the South Texas College of Law.