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European Presidents Conference in Vienna

One of the biggest legal events took place on 12.02.2021 – European Presidents Conference. For almost 50 years leaders of European Bars, Law Societies and international organisations of lawyers have been gathering in the beautiful city of Vienna to discuss crucial issues for justice and the legal profession. It is the biggest European meeting of leaders of the profession organised traditionally by the Federal Austrian Bar.

In 2018 our President Maria Ślązak was one of the main speakers delivering a presentation on “Self-regulation or heteronomy  – lawyers’ independence in danger?”. This year’s conference is devoted to “Rule of law and democracy – closing the gap between policy and practice” with keynote speaker Shirin Ebadi – Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2003).

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