THE PRIME MINISTER
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, January 18, 2010
APPROVING THE SCHEME TO DEVELOP A CONTINGENT OF LAWYERS FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION FROM 2010 TO 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the 2006 Law on Lawyers;
Pursuant to the Government Is Resolution No. 16/2007/NQ-CP of February 27, 2007, promulgating the Government's action program to implement the Resolution of the X'1' Party Central Committee's 4'h plenum on major guidelines and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam becomes a member of the World Trade Organization;
At the proposal of the Minister of Justice,
Article 1. To approve the Scheme to develop a contingent of lawyers for international economic integration from 2010 to 2020, with the following principal contents:
1. General objectives
To build a contingent of lawyers who are professionally qualified, knowledgeable about international laws and trade practices, proficient in English, conversant with international law-practicing skills, and capable of counseling matters related to international economic integration to organizations, individuals and enterprises in the society, including government agencies, People's Committees of a number of provinces and centrally run cities and state economic groups.
To build law-practicing organizations specialized in foreign-involved investment, business and trade, which can compete with foreign law-practicing organizations.
2. Specific targets
2.1. To build and develop a sufficient number of lawyers specialized in trade and investment to meet the needs for counseling and litigation on matters related to international economic integration of organizations, individuals and enterprises in the society, including government agencies and state economic groups.
The number of lawyers intensively trained in trade and investment will reach 400 by 2015 and 1,000 by 2020. The number of internationally qualified lawyers will reach 150, including those trained under the Scheme and those trained on their own and attracted under the Scheme's policies.
By 2015. each state economic group will have at least two or three legal experts trained under this Scheme.
2.2. To develop law-practicing organizations by forming law firms specialized in foreign-involved investment, business and trade. To strive for at least 30 law-practicing organizations specialized in foreign-involved investment, business and trade by 2020.
2.3. To concentrate on building the capacity to domestically train lawyers under international and regional standard training programs; to strive to put into operation foreign-cooperated lawyer training centers for international economic integration in 2011. By 2020, these centers will be capable of training lawyers up to international standards for some regional countries.
II. TASKS AND SOLUTIONS
1. To develop a contingent of lawyers for international economic integration
1.1. To build the capacity to domestically train lawyers for international economic integration
1.1.1. To prepare conditions for domestically training lawyers for international economic integration
a/ To study and elaborate a scheme to form on a trial basis lawyer training centers for international economic integration in cooperation with job-training institutions and socio-professional organizations of such countries as the UK. the US, France and Australia (below referred to as joint training centers) at lawyer training institutions of the Ministry of Justice; to guide the formation of joint training centers of the Vietnam Lawyers Federation and law-practicing organizations capable of training lawyers for international economic integration.
Implementation time: 2010
b/ To formulate a program to train lawyers for international economic integration on the basis of standard training programs of advanced countries and meeting Vietnam's requirements and conditions, which shall be uniformly applied to joint training centers.
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