8 Dec 2019

Workshop on the Role of Legal Clinic in Facilitating Family Case Proceedings

Law Clinic, Kateb University organized a seminar entitled “The Role of Legal Clinic in Facilitating Family Case Proceedings.” The event started with the recitation of the verses of the Holy Quran by Mr. Mahram Gowhari.

The event was opened by Mr. Amin Mohseni, Law Clinic Director, with his remarks on the role of the legal clinic in justice promotion and facilitating legal services in society. He presented an overview of the law clinic perspective and detailed information on the legal services already provided by the clinic to indigent clients and visitors.

The seminar’s first session began with a presentation by Dr. Zamin Ali Habibi, professor at Kateb University, he presented an overview of civil and criminal procedure of domestic cases and talked about the principles of civil and criminal procedure, the procedural and substantive law, the differences between them and on how they are implemented in both civil and criminal courts.

Following a tea break, Ms. Shafiqeh Separ, Promotion and Protection of Women Rights Officer at the Independent Human Rights Commission, described the protective role of AIHRC in the family cases and provided detailed information on the Commission’s activities in the area of legal aid and on how to cooperate with Kateb Law Clinic.

The next speaker was Mr. Allamazadeh, Legal clinic instructor, who answered the question of how legal clinics can assist indigent clients in civil cases, emphasizing the importance of the legal clinic in the progress and effectiveness of legal knowledge. Mr. Nawrooz Ali Zahedi, Law clinic lawyer, gave details on legal aspects and effects of defense advocacy in family issues and briefly explained the general principles of legal aid and domestic violence.

Zohrah Ahmadi, the Law clinic student, shared her training experiences and achievements in clinical legal education program with the audiences as well.

After the lunch break for an hour, the afternoon session was started at 01:00 p.m. and the guest speakers were invited on the stage for Certificate distribution.

Mr. Yahya Mohammadi another student of Law clinic shared his experiences of training at Kateb legal clinic.

The next session of the event began with the participation of Mr. Allamazadeh, Ms. Arefi, Ms. Azar Mehr, and Mr. Zahedi, instructors and lawyers at the law clinic for Panel discussion, focusing on the role of judicial practice and legal remedies in family cases.

At last, the students were divided into four working groups and conferred altogether over two questions:

  1. how legal clinics can play a better role in providing legal aids?
  2. how legal clinic can facilitate family case proceedings?

Concluding the workshop agenda including speeches and discussion forum. Finally, each team representative summed up their preferences and shared their suggestions with the audience.

The program ended with the closing remarks by Mr. Mohseni, Legal clinic Director.

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