On October 12th the Centre of Development of Legal Clinics jointly with the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University held the 9th All-Russian Conference of Legal Clinics on the Legal Aid that Anyone Could Afford, as well as an international forum on the Interactive Methods of Teaching Law Students.
The Institute of Law of South Ural State University was represented by the senior inspector of the legal clinic, Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal and Penal Law, and Criminology, Candidate of Sciences (Law) Anna Vidergold, who took part in a number of sections.
The events under the conference and forum were held in the form of a plenary session, presentations and working within sections.
The plenary session started with welcome speeches by the participants, and continued with the report on the results of work of the Centre in 2017-2018. The session closed with the awarding of prizes For Developing Legal Clinics in Russia.
In the course of the conference the participants discussed topical issues on making the free legal assistance more accessible; issues on reforming the legal profession; concept of regulating the market of professional legal aid; plan of action on developing legal clinics in the Russian Federation; project of Federal Law “On Amending the Federal Law “On Free Legal Aid in the Russian Federation”.
Within the frameworks of the conference a new teaching guide was presented under the title of “Rendering Legal Aid to Citizens. A Guide on How to Behave in Court” (authors: M.D. Dranzhevsky, Director of Centre of Development of Legal Clinics Autonomous Non-profit Organisation; T.V. Trubnikova, Candidate of Sciences (Law), Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Proceedings, Procuracy Supervision and Law Enforcement of Tomsk State University).