The latest CCBE info from 30 August

The summer edition includes the following topics:

On 18 July, the CCBE wrote to the President of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda, concerning the proposed amendments to the Polish Act on the National Council of the Judiciary and the Act – Law on Common Courts Organisation. In its letter, the CCBE raised its serious concerns about the proposed legislative initiatives on judicial reforms in Poland

Following the “Innovation and the Future of the Legal Profession” conference organised in October 2016 by the CCBE, an e-book will be published this September, containing a collection of essays by the expert speakers, elaborating on their ideas and thoughts on their respective topics.

On 14 December, the CCBE will organise a Training conference in Brussels. The event will focus on innovation taking place in the legal training industry. The conference themes will be artificial intelligence in the context of legal training, neuroscience and effective learning, the transforming management of law firms in the digital era, etc.

The 2017 edition of European Lawyers Day (ELD) will take place on October 25th. European Lawyers Day is a day that celebrates the rule of law and the legal profession’s intrinsic role in its defence, as well as lawyers’ common values and contribution to the justice system. The theme for this year is: “E-volving lawyers: how digital transformation can enrich the relationship between the citizen and the lawyer”.

The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales will organise an event to celebrate European lawyers day on 25 October. You can register here .

The CCBE has recently become an associate member of the International Observatory of Lawyers at Risk (OIAD) and participated in its first General Assembly on 3 July in Madrid.

On 11 July, Hugh Mercer, chair of the EU lawyers committee, represented the CCBE at the European Parliament’s (EP) Workshop on reforming professional services. This event was organised by Nicola Danti MEP (IT, S&D), rapporteur of the own-initiative report in response to the European Commission Communication on reform recommendations (as part of the “Services package”).

The European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) has been awarded by the European Commission a project whose main objective is to train 630 lawyers from 8 jurisdictions (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Northern Ireland and England & Wales) on EU data protection reform.

For more information, including events and recently adopted papers, please read the full newsletter here.