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Join the webinar ‘Women in the times of war – the role of woman lawyers’ – 13 December

On – line conference- event for European Lawyers Day and the Day of Human Rights

  • Date and time:

13th of December 2022, 3 pm- 7 pm CEST on zoom platform, with simultaneous Polish- English interpretation

  • Join us:


ID: 863 7519 0130
PIN: 466431

Participation is free of charge and will be open without registration.

Registration is necessary for those participants who want to collect training points (5 training points/5 training hours

Organizers and partners:

– Regional Bar of Attorneys in Law in Opole
– European Association of Lawyers – Association Européenne des Avocats (AEA-EAL)
– Institute for African Women in Law
– European Bars Federation / Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe (FBE)
– Women in Law Austria

Honorary patronage: The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)

  • Agenda:

Opening remarks:

Ms Katarzyna Bisowska – President of Regional Bar of Attorneys in Law in Opole
Mr James MacGuill – President of the CCBE
Ms Maria Ślązak -President of the AEA- EAL
Ms Izabela Konopacka – Vicepresident of FBE and Vice- President of Regional Bar of Attorneys in Law in Wrocław

  • Speakers:

Prof. Marci Shore – Associate Professor of History Science University of Yale, specialising in European cultural & intellectual history
Ms Osai Ojigho – the Director of Amnesty International’s national office in Nigeria
Dr Alix Frank-Thomasser – founder of The Women in Law Initiative, vice-President of Euréseau and Chair of the CSR Committee of CCBE
Prof. J. Jarpa Dawuni – Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C., barrister-at-Law before the Ghana Superior Courts, Executive Director of the Institute for African Women in Law
Ms Nida Usman Chaudhary – the founder of Women in Law Initiative Pakistan
Dr Onyoja Momoh – a lecturer in Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen
Ms Magdalena Witkowska – President of Regional Bar of Attorneys in Law in Gdańsk and Vice-Chair of Human Rights Committee of CCBE

and other noble guests.

  • Moderator:
    Joanna Wisła-Płonka, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Regional Bar of Attorneys in Law in Opole

The author of the paintings on posters is Polish painter Elzbieta Szolomiak, born in 1940. She used to travel worldwide, observing women living in many different countries and painting their pictures in very different situations. And as she said, giving permission to use her paintings for the poster of the conference- war is death, it is totally opposite to women’s nature of giving and protecting life.

More details are coming soon.
Join us on Zoom, on the 13th of December 2022, 3 pm- 7 pm