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Legal Clinics in Poland Summary of the legal clinics activity in the academic year 2010/2011 Basic information on the Polish Legal Clinics Foundation activity.
Legal Clinics in Poland Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Rok akademicki 2003/ poradni w 14 miastach Rok akademicki 2004/ poradni w 15 miastach Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Olsztyn Rok akademicki 2005/ poradnie w 15 miastach Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Olsztyn Rok akademicki 2006/ poradnie w 15 miastach Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Olsztyn Rok akademicki 2007/ / poradni w 15 miastach Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Olsztyn Academic year 2010/ clinics in 16 cities Białystok Warszawa Lublin RzeszówKraków Katowice Opole Wrocław Łódź Poznań Toruń Gdańsk Szczecin Słubice Olsztyn Gdynia
Legal Clinics in Poland Białystok - University of Białystok Białystok – Stanisław Staszic Higher School of Public Administration Gdańsk – Gdańsk University Gdynia – Higher School of Law and Diplomacy Katowice – Silesian University Kraków – Andrzeja Frycz-Modrzewski Krakow Academy Kraków – Jagiellonian University Lublin – Catholic University of Lublin Lublin - Maria Skłodowska-Curie University Łódź – University of Łódź Olsztyn – University of Warmia and Mazury Opole – Opole University Poznań - Adam Mickiewicz University Rzeszów – Rzeszów University Słubice - Collegium Polonicum Szczecin – University of Szczecin Toruń – Nicolaus Copernicus University Warszawa - Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management Warszawa – European Higher School of Law and Administration Warszawa - Academia Iuris Foundation Warszawa – Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Warszawa – Warsaw University Warszawa – Łazarski School of Commerce and Law Warszawa – Helena Chodkowska Higher School of Management and Law Wrocław – Wrocław University
Clinics accredited by the Legal Clinics Foundation 1. Student Legal Clinic in Białystok (University of Białystok) 2. Student University Legal Clinic in Gdańsk 3. Legal Advice Clinic at the Higher School of Diplomacy and Law in Gdynia 4. Student Legal Clinic in Katowice 5. University Legal Clinic in Kraków 6. Student Legal Clinic of the Krakow Akademy of A. Frycz-Modrzewski in Krakow 7. University Legal Clinic in Lublin (Catholic University) 8. University Student Legal Clinic in Lublin (Curie-Skłodowska University) 9. Student Legal Information Point Klinika Prawa in Łódź 10. Student Social – Legal Advice Office Bona Fides in Opole 11. Student Legal Clinic at the Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn 12. Student University Legal Clinic in Poznań 13. University Legal Clinic in Rzeszowie 14. Scientific Group Student Legal Clinic in Słubice 15. Legal Education Center – Student Legal Clinic in Szczecin 16. University Legal Clinic in Toruń 17. Academia Iuris Foundation in Warsaw 18. Legal Clinic, Student Center of Legal Aid in Warsaw (Warsaw University) 19. Student Legal Clinic in Warsaw (L. Koźmiński Academy) 20. Student Legal Clinic in Warsaw (Lazarski School of Commerce and Law) 21. Student Legal Advice Office in Warsaw (Academy-WSZiP) 22. University Legal Clinic in Wrocław
2010/2011legal clinics activity in numbers – cases submitted to legal clinics between October 2010 to June % (3934 cases) dealt with civil law problems 1994 students and 224 supervisors worked at the clinics 9 – supervisor – student ratio 7 – cases – student ratio
Comparing to the previous academic year… … number of cases increased by 8 % … number of students increased by 13,5 %., … number of academic staff involved increased by 3,7%
Comparing to previous years… Number of cases: Number of students and supervisors: students supervisors
Number of cases accepted by the clinics Total:
Number of students working at the clinics Total: 1 994
Number of supervisors working at the clinics Total: 216
Types of cases accepted Total in 2009/2010: Total in 2010/2011:
Average time of handling the case
How did the client learned about the clinic
Present status of the legal clinics in Poland There are very few NGO based legal clinics in Poland. Almost all of the legal clinics in Poland are recognized by the Universities as a part of the legal curriculum at our law schools (as one of the optional classes that are offered to the students). Legal Clinics are present at every law school in Poland. Some of the legal clinics (Krakow, Warsaw, Bialystok, Lodz) gained a status of a chair or laboratory, which means that they became part of the university budget. All of the legal clinics that are based at the Universities get all the office costs covered as well as the professors salaries paid by the universities. Our Foundation representatives and a group of legal aid NGOs with a support of the Ombudsman drafted a new law on access to legal aid. We convinced the Ministry of Justice to include our activity as a part of the national network of institutions that will provide so called pre-trial legal advice and basic legal information to poor people.
Legal Clinics Foundations achievements The Foundation has the status of the public benefit organization. Won a distinctive prize of the Best Pro Publico Bono Civil Initiative contest. ELSA Poland granted the Foundation title of Legal Education Supporter in 2006 and For 9 years has organized annual Pro Bono Lawyer Contest. Granted legal clinics with material and financial means of the total value of appr USD (financial) and over USD (in-kind). Published first in Poland and in region textbook The Legal Clinics. The Idea, Organization, Methodology (available also in English, and soon in Russian and Chinese). By the time being we published 11 textbooks and manuals on clinical legal education, another 2 are in preparation. Organized 16 National Legal Clinics Conferences as well as several workshops. Actively participated in the creation of a strong clinical movement in Central and Eastern Europe and in the transforming countries including: Ukraine, Czech Republic, Moldova, Uzbekistan, China, Russia, Serbia, Belarus, Georgia. In 2008 Centrum Pro Bono has been opened as a program which aims to connect pro bono legal aid offered by law firms with legal needs of the NGOs.