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Registration open – webinar „Mediation for Cross-Border Business Disputes” – April 18, 2024

The European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) and the International Online Dispute Resolution Centre (eBRAM) invite you to the webinar „Mediation for Cross-Border Business Disputes” that will be held on zoom platform on April 18, 2024 at 12:00 CET.

Language: English.

The participants of the webinar get the participation certificates.

The participation in the webinar is free of charge.

Register at: office@aea-eal.eu and get the webinar online stream link.

Webinar „Lawyers: Communication, Publicity and Advertising. The Experience in Azerbaijan and Europe” – April 5, 2024

The European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) Deontology Committee and the Azerbaijani Bar Association (ABA) invite you to the webinar „Lawyers: Communication, Publicity and Advertising. The Experience in Azerbaijan and Europe” that will be held on zoom platform on April 5, 2024 at 13:00 CET.

The participation in the webinar is free of charge.

Register at: office@aea-eal.eu and get the webinar online stream link.

International Conference „Legal professions in the environment of modern digital transformations. Challenges and dilemmas” – Lublin, Poland, March 6-8, 2024

AEA-EAL together with UMCS (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin), invite you to attend the International Conference „Legal professions in the environment of modern digital transformations. Challenges and dilemmas”.

You can join online or in person. Register to: office@aea-eal.eu

When: March 6-8, 2024

Where: UMCS (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin), Lublin, Poland

Participation in the conference is free of charge. You may attend in person or online.

During the conference there will be simultaneous interpretation in English and in Polish provided.

For the participants coming to the beautiful city of Lublin there will be social events until March 9. If you are interested in these additional activities, please contact us.

Register to the address: office@aea-eal.eu and receive a link to the live online stream of the conference.

Please find the programme of the conference below:

52nd European Presidents’ Conference in Vienna, February 8-10, 2024

The 52nd European Presidents’ Conference took place on February 8-10, 2024 in Vienna. The topic of the discussion was: „Big data, fewer rights – will AI change the rule of law forever?”.

The European Association of Lawyers AEA-EAL provided a report of its activities in 2023 to be published along the reports of other European bars and associations.

The conference was attended by 4 members of AEA-EAL Board of Directors: President Maria Ślązak, Konrad Meingast, Monique Stengel and Vladimir Palamarciuc.

7th Meeting of the Committee of Experts and Observers on the Protection of the Profession of a Lawyer (CJ-AV)

The Committee of Experts and Observers on the Protection of the Profession of a Lawyer (CJ-AV) 7th meeting on the draft Convention for the protection of lawyers was held on January 30 – February 1, 2024 in Strasbourg.

CJ-AV examined both the draft of the future Convention and the draft of the Explanatory Report to the Convention in their entirety with a view to preparing the forthcoming stakeholders’ consultation process.

The European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL)  was represented at this meeting  by its President Maria Ślązak.

Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year in Hong Kong

Maria Ślązak, President of the European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) attended the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year that was held in Hong Kong on January 21-22, 2024.

Our Association was invited to join this prestigious ceremony by the Law Society of Hong Kong – just like in the previous years.

It was the first Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year after COVID-19 restrictions. It was attended by 100 guests representing many associations of lawyers  from around 20 jurisdictions.

Maria Ślązak was one of the speakers at the event called the Presidents’ Roundtable, organized during this ceremony.

Study visit to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights – January 18, 2024

Following the online meeting on learning about the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and using it effectively in practice by the AEA-EAL, the Białystok Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the study visit was organized at the FRA seat in Vienna on January 18, 2024.

The visit was organized by the Białystok Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law (AEA-EAL collective member) and was attended by 7 attorneys-at-law of the Białystok Bar, led by its Dean Joanna Kamieńska, as well as 2 attorneys-at-law each from the Warsaw Bar and the Kraków Bar.

The delegation heard a lecture on procedural rights of cooperation in criminal matters. The lecture also covered the Agency’s research and reports, sources and methods of obtaining knowledge, and research trends.

Another topic of the lecture was violations of environmental protection laws. The Agency points out the need to build public awareness of greenwashing. The Agency implements projects focused on research related to a sustainable green deal, with procedural problems regarding liability for violations.

The visit also included a joint sightseeing tour of Vienna.

Please find below the materials from this visit:

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