SEMARANG – In order to improve the quality of student learning related to legal education, especially the profession in the field of advocacy, the Faculty of Law of Diponegoro University (Undip) held a collaboration to organize Advocate Profession Special Education (PKPA). This collaboration was carried out with the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and the Alumni Association (IKA) of Faculty of Law Undip.

The signing of the agreement was carried out by the General Chairperson of PERADI, Dr. Juniver Girsang, S.H., M.H.; Secretary of IKA-FH Undip, Dirgantara Putra, S.H., M.Si; and the Dean of Faculty of Law Undip, Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati, S.H., M. Hum. To the public relations team, the Dean of Faculty of Law Undip, Prof. Retno said the implementation of PKPA was very important and needed by law faculty students. “Advocacy is one of the professions that enforce justice and law. Therefore, the implementation of quality Advocate Profession Special Education is a necessity for legal education institutions and their alumni, including for the community of Faculty of Law Undip,” said Prof. Retno, on Thursday (11/18/2021).

According to her, this collaboration is a strategic and mutually supportive synergy, having a parallel vision and mission in law enforcement. Each party agreed to has the same track based on the signed cooperation agreement.

“We are equally committed to carrying out the implementation of PKPA by meeting quality standards and proper implementation, paying attention to the actual curriculum or educational materials, preparing qualified teaching staff, and providing proper and adequate educational facilities and infrastructure,” she said, regarding to the work which was signed in the Main Meeting Room, Dean Building, Faculty of Law Undip, on Friday (12/11/2021).

Regarding the curriculum or educational materials, each party agreed to design it in such an organized way, starting from the basic material, litigation and non-litigation procedural law materials. For example, in the delivery of basic material, there will be content on matters related to advocacy, especially how advocates carry out their profession individually and also their relationship to organizational affairs from professional organizations in which an advocate is a member. “This material also includes the code of ethics for the advocate profession.”

The entire materials will be delivered by lecturers, both from competent academics and legal practitioners who are experienced in the legal world. There are benchmarks for meeting quality and feasibility standards, an actual curriculum, reliable teaching staff, and adequate facilities and infrastructure, which are the commitments of both parties working together, in the context of implementing PKPA as idealized.

Prof. Retno hoped that this collaboration to organize PKPA will lead to improving the quality of the profession, not leading only to increase the number of advocates. In other words, each party collectively believes that the ideal implementation of PKPA is one of the important phases to produce lawyers who are professional and have integrity.

Previously, on Monday (8/11/2021), the Central Java High Prosecutor’s Office (Kejati) also collaborated with the Faculty of Law Undip to discuss coordination in preparing the implementation of the “National Webinar on the Implementation of the Death Penalty for Corruption Perpetrators” which is planned to be held in the near future. (PR team)