Expert Reports, Testimony, Conclusions Specialist

  • Posted on 30 August 2019

Job Description

Program Background:

ABA ROLI is implementing a project focused on strengthening criminal justice processes in Lebanon through judicial and prosecutorial training and enabling alternate dispositions. The two-year project will be implemented in partnership with the High Judicial Council (HJC). ABA ROLI will hold a number of training sessions for prosecutors and judges on specific crimes and on investigation and trial skills. Lebanese co-trainers (judges or prosecutors) will assist with material preparation and will lead sessions specific to the Lebanese criminal justice sector. International experts will provide substantive information based on best-practices and will model interactive teaching during the preparation and presentation of workshops.

Job Summary:

The ABA seeks a pro-bono legal specialist who will lead a workshop for judges and prosecutors in Lebanon on expert reports, testimony and conclusions. This will include preparation of materials and consultation with Lebanese co-trainers in order to ensure that content is relevant. Workshop will take place November 13-15, 2019 but services will be required prior to and after, for preparation and debrief.

Responsibilities:

· Work with field and DC-based ABA ROLI staff to develop materials for expert reports, testimony and conclusions workshop;

· Guide discussions on interpretation of reports and evaluation of reliability of experts (including questioning of experts), evaluation of report relevance, and evaluation of need for additional investigation;

· Conduct workshop using interactive teaching methodologies;

· Explore types of reports prepared during criminal investigation.

Qualifications:

· Ten years of experience as a judge or prosecutor;

· Experience training high-level judges and prosecutors;

· Teaching or training experience using interactive teaching methodologies;

· Extensive knowledge of the criminal justice process from intake to post-trial sentencing;

· Knowledge of comparative and international laws and practices related to criminal investigation;

· Working knowledge of MENA region highly desirable;

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This legal specialist position is on a pro-bono basis. A support package is provided which covers all travel costs and business expenses.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to mena-info@abaroli.org

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

For more information about what we do at ABA ROLI please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about.html

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