From 10th to 12th of June has been held in Vilnius, Lithuania, the second Train the Trainers International session for criminal lawyers. This training followed the same structure as the one held in Maastrict in May 2019 where 13 lawyers from 6 different countries: Estonia, France,   Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Spain were trained.

The objective of Netpralat’s Project’s training is to improve the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of criminal defence lawyers, which are necessary for the effective exercise of their professional role during pre-trial procedural stages, more specifically in advising clients and the protection of clients’ rights during the phase of detention and interrogation.

The program aims to foster the development of active, reflective and client-centred practice of criminal defence by a training that is delivered firstly by means of a e-learning phase of two weeks followed by the face-to-face sessions of three days.

In the face-to-face sessions in Vilnius, participants have taken part in roleplays simulating the real situations that lawyers encounter at police stations, such as lawyer-client consultation or suspect interrogation. Professional actors and police officers will act as other participants.