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  • 7 Feb 2020 10:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GAJE held its first Central and Eastern European regional conference in Szczecin and Świnoujście, Poland, on September 13-16.  The conference, which was  organized by the Association of Social and Legal Education (Ius et Ratio), was held together with the Annual Meeting of the Polish Legal Clinics Foundation and in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Deans of Law Schools in Poland.

    The conference theme was “Development and new trends in Legal Education” and included a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Polish Legal Clinics Foundation.  GAJE President Filip Czernicki, who is also President of the Polish Legal Clinics Foundation, chaired the conference.  Other GAJE members who spoke at the conference included:  Marguerite Angelari, Frank Bloch, José García Añón, Arkady Gutnikov, Jonny Hall, Lusine Hovhannisian, Catherine Klein, Liubou Krasnitskaya, Bruce Lasky, Wendy Morrish, David McQuoid-Mason, Atanas Politov, Edwin Rekosh, Maxim Tomoszek, and Leah Wortham.

  • 7 Feb 2020 09:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GAJE is now non-profit corporation (Global Alliance for Justice Education, Inc.) registered in the US with tax-free status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. As a result, contributions to GAJE can be claimed as a deduction on federal income tax returns for any US taxpayer, corporation, or foundation.

    The corporate legal work was provided pro bono by the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, under the leadership of firm Associate Joseph E. White. Others at the firm working on GAJE’s incorporation were Associate Kathleen DeMamiel and Special Counsel Nelle Jennings. GAJE members working with the law firm included Barbara Schatz, Clinical Professor at Columbia University Law School, and Bruce Lasky, Co-Director of Bridges Across Borders-Southeast Asia (BABSEA).

    The Board of Directors of Global Alliance for Justice Education, Inc. is the membership of GAJE’s Steering Committee. The Bylaws of the new corporation track the relevant provisions of the GAJE constitution and various administrative policies and procedures adopted by the Steering Committee. The President is the current Convenor of the Steering Committee, Filip Czernicki (Poland); the Secretary is Steering Committee member Celeste Romero (Argentina); the Treasurer is Steering Committee member Frank Bloch (United States).

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