On November 20-21, 2018 ABA ROLI in cooperation with the Macedonian Bar Association organized two trainings for lawyers on the topics on: Trial and Post Conviction. The purpose of these trainings, that have been conducted in Skopje was to enable Macedonian lawyers with an appropriate training, as well as practical skills and knowledge on the elements and stages of the criminal procedure. These trainings gathered around 30 participants-attorneys and members of the Macedonian bar Association, who used this opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills, as well as to connect with their fellow advocates, exchange experiences and develop future potential partnerships. These training modules are part of the CPC curriculum developed by the members of the Macedonia CPC Working group, who participated in the June 2018 CPC Training of Advocate Trainers, held in Skopje.
The first training held was on November 20. Trainers of this training were Ms. Bojana Netkova and Ms. Gordana Mitovska, both of them attorneys at law. The goal of this training was to help attorneys acquire techniques for successfully running the main hearing and building the case theory and client’s defense. During the training the trainers elaborated to the participants the issues about the basic skills of strategic planning of the case, the manner of examination - when and how to ask a question, whether to give an introductory speech and content of the closing speeches.
The second day, October 25, training for the Post-conviction module was conducted. The goal of this course was to help lawyers understand accurately determine and choose the right grounds for appeal or revision, deadlines for filing a complaint or review, under what grounds can they be filed and whether they are filed. The participants of this training worked closely with the trainers: Mr. Oliver Gashev and Mr. Fatmir Musa in elaborating the phase after the first instance verdict, ie the phase of the remedies.
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