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In Greece, the Code on the Legal Profession, originally dating back to 1954, was updated by Act 4194/2013.
Further, a code of legal ethics that dates back to 1986 is also applicable. Neither of the aforementioned documents make any direct reference to CLE. Further, there is no National Bar Association in Greece, but a Council composed of the Presidents of the various Bar Associations, operating as a coordinating body, with no executive and/or disciplinary powers. However, recent debates suggest that the legal profession may soon by subject to significant reforms, which will also concern the matter of continuing legal education.
Since 2010, ECCLE has operated educational programs designed to attract lawyers, trainees, accountants & judges from all around Europe and elsewhere. Programs typically combine legal training in major areas of the law & business (International contracts, International Extradition and the EAW, EU Law & Human Rights, Finance & Accounting) with the advancement of "Legal & Business English" skills.
Skill-based Training for European Professionals
"LEARNING BY DOING"
ECCLE's innovative training is designed to actively engage participants in simulations, oral arguments, drafting exercises, sharing of professional experiences, with a view to support their legal & business skills.
The ECCLE programs include advanced legal seminars, study visits and a summer course in legal & financial English.
Enrolment is usually limited to 25-30 participants to maximise the learning experience
A list of the programs available for enrolment is provided below.
LAKE ISEO - Study visit to legal Italy (June 2021 - III edition)
PHILADELPHIA & WASHINGTON (USA) - Study visit & observation of jury trials (July 2020 - VIII edition)
LAKE ISEO (Italy) Annual seminar on International Extradition and the EAW (V edition - 2020)
OXFORD (UK) Summer program in Legal & Business Practice (2020-X edition)
LONDON (UK) - Study visit & observation of jury trials (October 2020 - VII edition)
ATHENS - Special event on Evidence in Philosophy, Science and the Law (held in 2013)
PARMA (ITALY) Summer Seminar in Current Developments in European Law (run until 2012, 6 editions)
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