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12:30 p.m. Check-in begins
1:00 p.m. Experiences of the Khabarovsk-Alaska Rule of Law Partnership (KAROL)
Alex Bryner shares his experiences of KAROL. From 2002 through 2010, the Alaska Court System and representatives from other Alaska justice system agencies worked with their professional counterparts in the Khabarovsk region of Russia to examine issues posed by the administration of justice under the emerging Russian democracy. KAROL was one of several partnerships organized under the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium—a national program that paired state judicial systems with their counterparts in Russia.
1:30 p.m. Eyewitness Account of a Lawyer in Thailand
Mark Andrews is a retired attorney in Fairbanks. In 2008 he worked in Thailand through the auspices of the International Senior Lawyers Project. He worked for Bridges Across Borders-- Southeast Asia (BABSEA) in Chiang Mai. His specific project was the preparation of a curriculum for the student law clinic, which is at the Faculty of Law at Chiang Mai University.
2:00 p.m. Strengthening Courts in Albania
In 2011, Susanne DiPietro worked for six months as a volunteer court advisor with the Albania Justice Sector Strengthening Project funded by USAID. She worked closely with the chief judges of the Tirana and Dulles trial courts to increase the number of hearings held in courtrooms, to improve courtroom scheduling, and to promote transparency and public access to court proceedings.
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2:45 p.m. Rule of Law Challenges in Post-Revolution Egypt
Gregg Brelsford practiced law in Anchorage from 1991-1999 following work for more than 2 years at a prominent international law firm in Seoul, South Korea,. He now works for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative program in Egypt. Working under a USAID grant promoting legal education innovation in Egypt, most recently he organized Egypt’s largest national law school moot competition program, supported two new student law clinics, initiated the first on-line continuing legal education courses for lawyers in Egypt and teaches on-line and classroom CLE course as well. Mr. Brelsford is currently assisting in the design of training programs for Egyptian judges and prosecutors
4:00 p.m. Q & A
4:15 p.m. Adjourn