Azerbaijan

10 July 2014

Legal Education Society

The Legal Education Society (LES) was founded in May, 1998 in Azerbaijan. More than 60 lawyers – advocates, professors, lawyers, and human rights defenders are members of the Society. The 12 lawyers who run all of the organization's projects take part as trainers, legal experts, and legal researchers. More than 20 volunteers are actively involved in the day-to-day activities of LES. They are all law student or young lawyers.

Volunteers often lack professional experience, so LES places them in projects that involve practical training, such as the drafting of legal documents, the organization of training courses and seminars, and conducting surveys among representatives of the legal profession.

Activities are geared toward the provision of free legal assistance to low-income populations; legal support and guidance to mass media and non-governmental organizations; the publication of legal literature and newsletters; the monitoring of legislative reforms; and the organization of seminars, conferences and trainings.

Mission

The main mission of the Society is to achieve the development of legal consciousness and legal culture in society by means of enlightenment.

Partners

Legal Education Society cooperates with a number of international and local organizations. Among these are: ISAR/Azerbaijan Foundation; Eurasia Foundation; National Endowment for Democracy (NED); UN Development Program and Children Fund; ABA CEELI; International Center of Noncommercial Law; Friedrich Nauman Foundaion Baku office; Open Society Institute – Assistance Foundation; Netherlands Helsinki Committee (Hague); Interrights (London); Open Society Justice Initiative (Budapest); and PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law.

Contact

The Legal Education Society
Phone: +994 (12) 498-8175
Fax: +994 (12) 449-8192
Email: legal@azeurotel.com
Website: www.monitoring.az