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The High Regional School of Magistracy (ERSUMA) of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), organizes its 1st fee-based training session of the 2021 catalogue, on February 23rd and 24th, 2021 at the headoffice of ERSUMA and concurrently by videoconference on Zoom, on the theme: “Drafting techniques of additional written and defences statement “.

Mr. Edouard KITIO, High Judge, Doctor of Law, Director of Research and Documentation of ERSUMA will be moderating the session:

  • Speaker: President Apollinaire ONDO MVE, High Judge, President of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) of OHADA, Permanent Trainer at ERSUMA;
  • Speaker: President Gilbert Comlan AHOUANDJINOU, High Judge, Doctor of Law, Former President of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of Benin, Permanent Trainer at ERSUMA, Coordinator of the trainee-judges ’training at the EFPJ of Benin/University of Abomey-Calavi.
  • Duration/Dates: Two (02) days, 23 and 24 February 2021
  • Opening of the virtual room: from 07:00 (GMT)
  • Training code: ERS-F1
  • Target public: Lawyers; legal advisors; judges of the courts of cassation and national high courts; judges of the high Community courts; public prosecutors and attorneys general; advisers and judges; legal secretaries of high courts; magistrates; trainee judges, academics.
  • Training costs: FCFA 140,000 (physical attendance at ERSUMA headoffice)

FCFA 100.000 (By Zoom videoconference)


– 10% for groups of at least three (3) people from the same company/organisation

– 40% for students/doctoral students; on presentation of a proof of student’s status supported by a request to the Director General of ERSUMA and sent to ersuma@ohada.org.


  • To register: fill in the online registration form below:


  • To pay the training fees, please download the means of payment sheet by clicking on the link below:


  • For physical attendance registrations, the training fees cover training materials and equipment, coffee, and lunch breaks during the training days. Each participant shall bear travel, accommodation, and other catering costs.
  • For videoconference attendance registrations, the training fee covers the training materials and equipment during the training days. Each participant shall bear internet connection and other catering costs.
  • For physical attendance, auditors are requested to come to the ERSUMA head office
  • To participate by videoconference from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device

– Have a computer/computer tablet/smartphone with speaker and microphone.

– Have a good and reliable Internet connection of at least 4G for a good listening quality.

– Mr Kodjo Patrice TOSSAVI: tossavi.ersuma@ohada.org  / +229 97445355

NB:         The training materials are sent to the participants within a fortnight,

  • For any information regarding accommodation, please feel free to contact us.
  • See also :
  • Click on the link below to find out more details about the conditions of participation:


  • Click on the link below to find out conditions for certificates issuance:


ERSUMA is looking forward to your effective participation and thanks you for your trust and collaboration.  

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