The first European Lawyers Day took place on 10 December 2014, in conjunction with World Human Rights Day. Similarly, the second European Lawyers Day takes place on 10 December 2015.

National and local bars, legal professionals and practicioners working with law societies and bar associations organise seminars, talks and other activites across Eurpoe on this day. The primary goal of the European Lawyers Day is to educate the public on and raise awareness of the crucial role of the rule of law and the legal process in protecting citizens’ rights. Read the CCBE’s Handbok on European Lawyers Day.

On the occasion of European Lawyers Day, CCBE President Maria Ślązak has prepared a short video speech. 

To mark international Human Rights Day and to coincide with European Lawyers Day, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council is holding a joint seminar on freedom of expression on the day.

When: 10 December 2015, 09:30 - 12:00

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Cost: Free

CPD hours 2.0

The seminar will focus on ‘freedom of expression’ in particular in relation to:

  • the increasing number of lawyers and human rights defenders around the globe who are facing politically motivated prosecutions, unfair trials, wrongful convictions and arbitrary detention for peacefully exercising freedom of expression in the course of carrying out their professional responsibilities. 

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