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2023: Leaders for Justice

by Paul Saadeh

Call for the first Crew of the Leadership Program for Junior Jurists

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) proudly announces the launch of the first edition of its Leaders for Justice program.

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The Leaders for Justice program consists of two one-week workshops, the first one to be held in Berlin, Germany from the 20th - 24th of June, 2023, and the second one in Beirut, Lebanon from the 10th - 14th of October, 2023.


What’s to expect?

Personal development skills are personal attributes, personality traits, social cues and other abilities that can be enhanced in a self-improvement process in order to reach personal (professional) goals. They are paramount for the individual professional, as well as social growth, especially when it comes to the legal community. Legal professionals are expected to tackle complex legal issues and to solve them in a timely and effective manner. It is a community built on knowledge, trust and care, and one that has the duty to serve, lead and to empower. In this context, problem-solving, interpersonal, organizational and other skills are critical.

Participants in the Leaders for Justice program will spend two weeks working on their professional skills. The program will include workshop sessions on creativity and working on a (personal) vision, team-leading and teamwork, communication skills, decision-making and change-management, all within the context of the rule of law.

You will learn from the knowledge and experience of international experts and guests, and share best practices in order to expand your professional horizons.

A more detailed program will be published shortly on this page. 


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for bright young jurists, who are motivated, dedicated and believe in the rule of law; who want to build and strengthen their legal pathway in the Middle East.   

The application is open to Lebanese and Jordanian law students in the last year of their masters, postgraduate and PhD students, as well as young (max. 33 years old) legal professionals (judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries, legal councilors, jurists in NGOs or private sector, university lecturers, etc.) in the first five years of their career. Working knowledge in English and Arabic is required.


How do you apply? 

Applications should be sent in English to and by the 28th of February 2023, 23:59. Subject line of the e-mail should be: “Application – Leaders for Justice 2023”. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

To apply, please send the following documents written in English as one PDF-file:

  • a curriculum vitae (CV), preferably with a photo (no longer than 2 pages),
  • a letter of motivation (not longer than 2 pages),
  • a filled-out questionnaire form (see "Download" attachment).


The application process is as follows:

  1. 28.02.2023: application deadline
  2. 01.03.2023 – 31.03.2023: pre-selection phase
  3. 10.04.2023 – 28.04.2023: Interviews via zoom (Jordanian candidates) or in person (Lebanese candidates).


Up to 16 applications will be selected. Successful applicants will be informed by the 5th of May. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. It is worth noting that the program will be in English and Arabic, the two official languages of this program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.


Finally, please note:

  • Please send all the requested documents as one document in PDF format.
  • As an act of commitment and integrity, the participation in all the sessions is compulsory.
  • We are communicating the dates of the workshops beforehand, so you can check and block your calendar ahead of time.
  • If selected, KAS will bear the cost of all necessary accommodation, meals, transportation from and to the airport, flight tickets and visa fees.


For any questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. Paul Saadeh (Project Manager) at

We look forward to hearing from you and to to welcoming 16 of you to the first crew of our leaders for justice program!


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Paul Saadeh

Paul Saadeh

Project Manager +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094


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