Letter of President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

This year we plan various events, both scientific and boosting our networking activity.

On June 15 – 16, 2018 a conference “Advocates 2018” in Kazakhstan, Almaty will take place as well as General Assembly of our Association, for which I invite all of you. The conference is organized in cooperation with colleagues from Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Bar Issue Committee of International Bar Association /IBA/. Our goal is to discuss importance of the independence of lawyers and bars as well as standards of performance of legal services and assuring access to justice for all citizens. We aim to bring together lawyers from Central Asia and Europe to establish friendly relations on professional, social and private levels, to promote the community spirit among all of us and to facilitate mutual cooperation. Kazakhstan and the whole Region has a growing importance for the European community with its business significance. We welcome you to join us in Almaty.

Another issue, which interests also lawyers, are various possibilities of accessing Single European Market. In particular, when Brexit is on our doorstep, we wish to consider how diverse access to the EU economy could look like. On October 26, 2018 in Switzerland, Bern we organise a conference “Market access in Europe and beyond” for experts and specialists to discuss the issue. More information coming soon.

Our Young Lawyers Committee is preparing a Legal Business Forum, which is foreseen for Spring 2019. The Forum will be devoted to innovations and new technology on legal market as well as on co-operation of lawyers with technology specialists. We invite all our members to participate in preparation this event and submitting proposals of topics that should be part of the Forum.

I take this opportunity to wish all of you all the best for the coming Easter. Best wishes, peace & prosperity in your professional and private life.

Maria Ślązak