The International Law Institute (ILI) is proud to present a new seminar entitled The Fair and Effective Trial Judge: Methods & Techniques at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. from April 23rd – 27th, 2018. James G. Apple, course advisor for the seminar as well as Founder and Director of the ILI’s International Judicial Academy, believes the push for particular developing countries to modernize rudimentary court systems in order to deal with modern problems led to the creation of this course. However, Mr. Apple will cover a variety of methods and techniques applicable to all judges hoping to be the best they can be throughout their careers.

Oftentimes, an understanding of concepts like “fair” and “effective” is seen as subjective, with practice focused on achieving these ideals in a judicial context varying from culture to culture. However, Mr. Apple believes consistent modes of operation and a robust code of ethics can uniformly reflect these ideals in everyday practice.

Mr. Apple points out, “Citizens want judges who are not affiliated with or biased in favor of one party in a case. They want to know that the judge has not received bribes, and will carefully listen to the evidence and decide the case according to law and legal principles. These are part of the characteristics that characterize a fair judge. An effective judge is one who is fair, who treats litigants with respect, who listens carefully to the evidence and who explains his or her decision in understandable language.”

Independent of country and legal system, there are essential functions of a judge that must ring true in every judiciary to be considered as such. Given this truth, Mr. Apple created modules containing lists of subjects that identify these functions to share at the ILI’s International Judicial Academy.

Mr. Apple notes, “For instance, all judges need to make judgements and write opinions; all judges need the guidance of a code of judicial ethics; all judges have to organize their chambers for maximum efficiency, et cetera. And those subjects are what the Academy emphasized in its training courses.”

Mr. Apple believes that judges and court officers who attend will not only gain a greater appreciation for a legal system and court system in the proper functioning of their government but understand the full weight of judges in shaping how a particular country is viewed outside of its borders. “Foreign investors are very interested in whether a country has a fair and efficient court system staffed by well-educated judges.”

The course will combine lectures on important subjects relating to the purpose of the course, and site visits to allow participants to observe trials and hear from judicial and court officials in their own environment about their work.

James G. Apple is Director of the International Judicial Academy, the International Law Institute’s judicial and court center. He founded and presided over the IJA before it became affiliated with the ILI. Before founding the IJA in 1999, Mr. Apple was a senior staff member at the Federal Judicial Center where he was in charge of the Center’s office responsible for international programs and promoting good relations between state and federal courts. At both the Center and the IJA, Mr. Apple has conducted over 200 seminars and other educational programs for judges and court offices on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics relating to the functioning of modern court systems. Before joining the Federal Judicial Center he was a practicing attorney for 25 years specializing in the trial of civil cases.


By Jillian Skonieczka


For more information on:   The Fair and Effective Trial Judge: Methods & Techniques

To apply click on:               Online Application Form

 

Upcoming Seminar:
THE FAIR AND EFFECTIVE TRIAL JUDGE: METHODS & TECHNIQUES
July 30 - August 3, 2018

Countries and legal systems may vary, but the qualities of a fair and effective trial judge remain consistent. During this one-week seminar, participants will explore a variety of methods and techniques employed by judges to ensure they operate at their best throughout their careers. In addition to lectures and in-class discussion, participants will visit, when appropriate, local federal and state courts and legal institutions to further their understanding of this complex topic.

   

Key Topics:

  • The role of impartiality in justice
  • A judicial perspective on court and case management
  • Managing relationships between judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and administrative staff
  • The delicate relationship between the courts, the media, and the public
  • Effective communication strategies including courtroom management and drafting decisions
  • Managing procedure both in and out of the courtroom
  • Mitigating and managing potential conflicts of interest
  • Judicial and legal ethics and the role of the judge in legal discipline

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 
 

RELATED COURSES

   
 
 
 
 

 
 

ABOUT THE ILI

 

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution. ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations.

ILI participants are exposed to the best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 37,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

 

http://www.ili.org/images/template/facebook.jpghttp://www.ili.org/images/template/LinkedIn_sm.png

 

Unsubscribe (Please specify the email address to be removed)

DATES: OCT 22 - NOV 2, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950   
       

 

 

 

 



Overview

The course focuses on providing the knowledge and skills necessary to administering and managing a contract. The course also will discuss and examine FIDIC Contracts, which are increasingly being used by international construction agencies and Multilateral Development Banks, including the World Bank. In a time when contracts awarded by government and commercial entities are increasingly complex and involve sophisticated technology, a firm understanding of contract administration and management is vital to success. Through lectures, discussions and case studies, the course will examine contracts in the award and performance phases from the purchasers' and contractors' viewpoints.

The seminar is intended for project managers, contract managers, professionals from government ministries and agencies, consulting professionals, legal advisors, and all involved in the implementation and management of a contract.

Course Outline

Managing the Contract

  • Types, forms, and terms of contracts (including Donor Contracts)
  • Procurement
  • Concepts and principles of contract law
  • Key legal definitions and terms
  • FIDIC and other types of contracts
  • Contract price and payments

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiation objectives
  • How to negotiate

Contract Administration

  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Communications and teamwork
  • Monitoring contracts
  • Administering consulting contracts
  • Filing records and audits
  • Payment schedules
  • Cost control
  • Changes to the contract requirements

Managing Contractor Performance

  • Reporting
  • Issue management
  • Poor performance
  • Managing quality assurance of deliverables
  • Performance evaluation
  • Performance incentives

Performance and Scheduling Management

  • Baseline tracking
  • Integrated change control
  • Management of quality assurance and non-compliance
  • Risk and issue management
  • Management handover and contract closure
  • Documentation management

Claims Management

  • Understanding claims and why they arise
  • How to process and assess a claim
  • Dispute mechanisms in the contract
  • Dispute mechanisms under FIDIC
  • Managing arbitration
  • Dispute resolution

Course Advisor

Don De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

 


The International Law Institute (ILI) is pleased to present a new two-week seminar on Project Development for Power and Renewable Energy that will take place in Washington, D.C. from April 2nd – 13th, 2018. This seminar will explore renewable energy under the umbrella of creating bankable projects in the power sector. Don De Amicis, a longtime advisor at the International Law Institute, will serve as Course Advisor.

For many years, the opportunity cost of renewable energy was not considered because the cost of fossil fuels in the atmosphere was accepted as a necessary cost. Power is essential, especially in countries with emerging economies, and renewable energy sources are frequently considered cost-prohibitive despite their benefits. However, the reliance on fossil fuels for power generation is now abating. In 2015, the signatory countries of the Paris Climate Agreement pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions thereby committing themselves to diversifying their power sources. Mr. De Amicis believes there is a clear interest and need for renewable energy generation in developing countries, and that feasible projects require thoughtful planning and coordination.

Professor De Amicis points out, “Capacity building is important at all levels within the government but also among civil society groups, advisors, and the private business. There are many countries that are still unfamiliar with renewable energy technologies and the issues they introduce into the generation, transmission and distribution of power.”

In December, 2017, the World Bank announced at the One Planet summit and on the two-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects beginning in 2019. Fortunately, renewable technologies have matured and the private sector has taken a more active role in developing and financing renewable projects. In combining a public need for energy with private entities, he believes that partnerships between the public and private sectors will become more important in the future.

“There’s a need for careful project preparation of these independent power projects. The relationship between these projects and a nation’s public-private partnership laws are important and must be carefully designed and implemented. The roles of the various government ministries need to be highly coordinated for projects to become effective. To be successful, the public and private sectors must understand the risk profile of projects, and the steps necessary to mitigate such risks.  A great deal of capacity building is required in the area of risk identification and mitigation.”

Prof. De Amicis has structured the seminar to be highly interactive, combining lectures with discussions and presentations by participants on projects they have worked on in the past. This seminar will also share some sessions with the Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing seminar that runs concurrently.

Don De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Professor De Amicis was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

By Jillian Skonieczka


For more information on:   Project Development for Power and Renewable Energy

To apply click on:               Online Application Form

 

Upcoming Seminars:
FINANCE IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
May 7-18, 2018

This seminar focuses on the fundamentals, recent developments, current important issues and trends in the body of knowledge intersecting finance and development. This seminar is designed to unlock and access commercial finance for development goals. The objective of the seminar is to assist policy makers and practitioners from emerging economies to develop skills and to better understand the financial elements of development initiatives through analysis and applications.

   

Key Topics:

  • Financial Development and Economic Growth
  • Capital Flows and Development
  • Project Finance in Public-Private Partnerships
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Economic Development
  • Negotiations

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

CAPITAL MARKETS: DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
October 8-19, 2018

This course highlights the major issues and procedures relating to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks of an effective capital market and the policy environment needed to help its development. The course also includes issues related to the growing interaction of emerging markets with developed capital markets.

   

Key Topics:

  • Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework
  • Development of Capital Markets
  • Role of Participants in Capital Markets
  • Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
 
 

 

RELATED COURSES

   
 

ABOUT THE ILI

 

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution. ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations.

ILI participants are exposed to the best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 32,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

 

http://www.ili.org/images/template/facebook.jpghttp://www.ili.org/images/template/LinkedIn_sm.png

 

Unsubscribe (Please specify the email address to be removed)