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KENYA Summer 2013 - "Life Changing"  - Summer 2014 well underway
LWOB  trains 100+ lawyers and judges in Kenya: 2014 Training Plans Underway

Lawyers Without Borders Seventh Annual Kenyan Trial Advocacy Program wrapped up with both lawyers and attendees reporting the experience as "life changing."  As in past, the training program year combined the judicial and lawyer/prosecutor training into one 6 day session.   The main program was preceded by a 3 day "Train the Trainer" program the week before, which provided advanced trainer teaching to twenty-five lawyers who had been identified as strong candidates from LWOB prior years' trial advocacy programs. This year's program featured several specialized modules that addressed the impact of new laws and their implementation in the context of a trial in addition to the overall framework of the training which hones trial advocacy skills through a full mock trial. LWOB uses its own customized adaption of the NITA-style  "learning by doing" method.   Fifty percent of LWOB trainers have themselves been trained in the NITA method. Topics this year included corruption, money laundering and terrorism.

With summer 2014 trial advocacy training well underway, LWOB's work in Kenya is heads into year eight of its annual programs for lawyers and judges designed to build capacity in the Kenyan Judicial training sector. The goal is to turn over responsibility for lawyer training to the Kenyan Judicial Training Institute and several in-country NGO's in year nine, with modest support from LWOB's pro bono international volunteer lawyers in 2015. 

This year's (2014) program will include a supplemental  program for judges only and, for the first time, a two-day civil law program hosted by lawyers at Jones Day LLP.