9 March 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia – CONFERENCE “Current challenges and opportunities of the bars and law societies of the Council of Europe member states”

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The Conference “Current challenges and opportunities of the bars and law societies of the Council of Europe member states” is organised by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of judicial reform in Armenia”, the CCBE and the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia on 9 March 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for sharing information and experience on the current challenges of the bars and law societies, explore detrimental issues in the bar associations and propose concrete steps for strengthening the cooperation and ties amongst the bar associations and law societies of the Council of Europe member states.

The main objective of the Conference is to facilitate a dialogue and exchange of the best practice between the bars and law societies of different Council of Europe member states. The exchange that will take place between professionals from different countries shall create a solid platform for argumentation and it seeks to generate and contribute to a wider debate about the potential improvements in the bar associations and for the profession of an advocate. Even if the directions and the policies of the bar reforms may differ from country to country, discussion on the primary concepts and challenges unites different Council of Europe member states.

The discussions and debates will be held on the following topics:

  1. Advocacy ethics

1.1    The relations between the attorney and court, respectful behaviour towards the court.

1.2    Data protection.

1.3    The scope of rules of ethics: personal, social and professional aspects

  1. Creation of cooperation network between attorneys of different Council of Europe member states — this session is aimed at discussing the possibility of the creation of a platform for more effective cooperation.

Registration deadline: 28 February 2018.

E-mail for registration and additional information regarding the conference: narine.gasparyan@coe.int

Additional information.