Usefulness for the partner
The most significant complaint of employers within the legal profession, including the BCM membership, related to the previous period was the lack of practical skills of law graduates, which is evident during their first employment. For this reason, the project is useful for employers who will have the opportunity to shape the professional skills of young lawyers according to their own needs during their very studies. Accordingly, within the first employment of law graduates, their training for independent work shall be shortened, since during the studies itself they are enabled to advance in the counselling skills, problem solving and creative thinking, thus reducing the employer s investments in professional development of younger colleagues who faster become productive members of a working collective. Furthermore, the project shall contribute to the recruitment of talents within the pre-employment phase, i.e. already in the educational phase.
Usefulness for the society
The project is of a pilot character, which means that, if successful, it should review and set up a new model for the permanent introduction of factual practice in the process of higher education of future lawyers. The project should have a significant positive impact on law studies in partner countries and on improving cooperation between faculties and the judiciary system, bar associations and governmental and non-governmental organizations; all of these are the long-term indirect benefits.
The direct benefit of the project is reflected through the assistance that students and law faculties from partner countries shall provide to the community in cases in which an interested party is not able to afford a lawyer. By this way, it shall contribute to the more comprehensive achievement of the rights of members of vulnerable groups, due to easier access to free legal aid. This shall have a generally positive impact on the society, since equal access to justice enables the rule of law and the society which is more stable and healthy.