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Čedomir Backović

Assistant minister og Justice, Head of the Department for European Integrations and International Projects

Date of birth:      10.05.1956.

 

1.  Education:

Institutions:

Faculty of Law, Belgrade

Date:

From (months/year)

To (months/year)

 

September/1973

September/1977

Degree:

BA in Law

 

2.  Membership of Professional Bodies: Serbian Bar Association; California Bar Association

3.  Key qualifications: Passed California Bar Exam 1990, and Serbian Bar Exam 1980

4.  Professional experience: 33 years

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

August 2012. - present

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Ministry of Justice

Position

Assistant minister, Head of the Department for European Integrations and International Projects

Job Description

Management of the Department for European Integrations and International Projects; management of the European integration process in the field of judiciary; Development of and supervision over strategic documents, reforms and legislative amendments in the field of judiciary; Cooperation with other relevant bodies in the field of judiciary and fundamental rights; Guidance and supervision over planning and implementation of programmes and projects from EU and other donor funds; Performance of the most complex tasks from the scope of work of the Department; Supervision over the work of the internal units of the Department

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

August 2012. - present

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Ministry of Justice

Position

Head of Negotiating Group for Chapter 23 “Judiciary and Fundamental Rights”

Job Description

 

Coordination of the negotiating Chapter 23 “Judiciary and Fundamental Rights”; Coordination of the obligations of 54 institutions responsible for implementation of the Action Plan for  Chapter 23; Management of the implementation of the activities in the Action Plan for Chapter 23; Development of and supervision over strategic documents, reforms and legislative amendments associated with EU accession process; Public presentations related to the negotiating Chapter 23 “Judiciary and Fundamental Rights” including before the European Commission; Cooperation with other relevant bodies in relation to other negotiating Chapters within the competence of the Ministry.

 

 

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

2008. to 2012.

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Law Offices of Cedomir Backovic-

Position

Lawyer

Job Description

Represented clients in civil matters: real estate transactions; business transactions; litigation: human rights, torts, contracts, real estate -

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

2002. to 2008.

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Developer-

Position

Principal

Job Description

Real estate transactions-

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1994 to 2002.

Location

Los Angeles, California

Company/Organisation

Law Offices of Cedomir Backovic (Chad Batzkovich)

Position

Principal

Job Description

Managed law office: 4 lawyers and staff. Represented clients in civil matters: real estate transactions; business transactions; litigation: investment fraud, professional malpractice, human rights, torts, contracts, real estate -

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1990 to 1994

Location

Los Angeles, California

Company/Organisation

Law Offices of |Kumetz and Glick

Position

Lawyer

Job Description

Represented clients in civil matters: real estate transactions; business transactions; litigation: investment fraud, professional malpractice, human rights, torts, contracts, real estate

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1986. to 1990.

Location

Los Angeles, California

Company/Organisation

Law Offices of Kumetz and Glick-

Position

Law clerk

Job Description

Assisted at trials, preparation of legal briefs, clients intake, transactional paperwork preparation-

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1984. to 1986.

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

-

Position

Lawyer, sole practitioner

Job Description

Represented clients in civil and criminal matters-

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1980. to 1984.

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Bioproduct

Position

Head of the Legal and HR Department

Job Description

Managed the Legal department, court appearances, property law issues, human resources management-

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

1979. to 1980.

Location

Belgrade

Company/Organisation

Second municipal court

Position

Law clerk

Job Description

Assisted judges in trials, writing court decisions-

 

 

5.  Other (seminars, publications, lectures etc)

- Presentation of the Action Plan for the Exercise of the Rights of National Minorities, Brussels, spring 2016

- Regional Cooperation Council, Lecture on “Roadmap to the increased efficiency in civil cases – Serbian judicial reform process”, February 2016, Montenegro

 - Seminar at the international conference “EU Integrations and criminal law”, Zlatibor, September 2016

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