Indo-Australian Cooperation in Enhancing Judicial Practices and the Legal Profession (195AIC grants 2016)

3 November 2016

Sector: Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business
Country location: India, Australia
Grantee: Deakin University

Project Description

This project will enable knowledge-sharing between the Indian legal profession, judiciary, and officials and their Australian counterparts. It will showcase innovations by Australian courts that help India design solutions based on Australian models with a view to liberalising the legal profession.

The project exposes SC judges, lawyers and officials to innovative uses of technology in Australian courts through the medium of two intensive workshops in Delhi and Melbourne. These workshops will enable participants to gain an understanding of Australian judicial practices and court management systems designed to reduce backlogs and improve access to justice.

The second part of the project will be a workshop in Delhi on liberalising the Indian legal profession. Indian and Australian academics and lawyers will present the benefits of liberalisation and avenues for accomplishing entry for Australian lawyers into the Indian market. The focus will be on enhancements to the Indian legal profession by exposure to foreign expertise, robust ethical standards, stronger regulation and better client service.

Key dates

  • Workshop, Melbourne, 24 February 2017
  • Policy recommendations, Delhi, 28 April 2017

Social media accounts: Websites - Legally India, Times of India

Australia-India Council grant offer: $40,300.00

Total project value: $40,300.00

Last Updated: 3 November 2016