The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents the bars and law societies of 32 member countries and 13 further associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. It is recognised as the voice of the European legal profession by the national Bars and Law Societies, and acts in this capacity as the liaison between the EU and Europe’s national Bars and Law Societies.

The provision of high quality services – which requires high quality training – and the furtherance of a common European judicial area have always been a priority for the CCBE. Through its Training Committee, the CCBE develops training policies concerning both initial and continuing training of lawyers in order to respond to these concerns.

On the TRAINING PORTAL, you can read about the EU’s 2020 strategy on the training of legal practitioners, a study on the State of Play of Lawyers’ Training in EU Law or about major national and European developments relating to legal education and training.