In order to encourage a lively debate, a Challenger Panel were present on stage to question and challenge the speakers.

       You can download the programme here.

       The conference was both in English and in French. Simultaneous translation was be provided.

     This conference is certified as Continuous Professional Development and is equivalent to 7 points in Belgium (Avocats.be/OBFG), Luxembourg and Ireland; 8 hours in France; 7 hours in Poland; 6 credits in Italy.

                                                

  Challenger Panel:

-    Neil Rose, Editor, Legal Futures

-    Bruno Dondero, Professor of Law at the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), author of Droit 2.0


 

08.15 – 09.00

Registration and welcome coffee

     
 

 09.00 – 09.45

OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

   

Welcome - Michel Benichou, CCBE President

   

Keynote address - Jean-Jacques Urvoasgarde des Sceaux, the Minister of Justice for France

   

Presentation of collaborative survey between the CCBE and AIJA - “What do young lawyers think about the future of the legal profession?”, by Orsolya Görgényi, Immediate Past President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

     
 

09.45 - 11.15

Session I - The Future of Justice

   

Moderator: Panagiotis Perakis, Chair of the CCBE Access to Justice Committee

   

Speakers:

·         Tiina Astola, Director-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission

·         Nuria Díaz Abad, President of the European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ)

·         Jérôme Dupré, Co-founder, Case Law Analytics

·         Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director, Hiil Innovating Justice

     
 

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee Break

     
 

11.30 - 13.00

Session II - The Future of Legal Services

   

Moderator: Thierry Wickers, Chair of the CCBE Committee Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services

   

Speakers:

·         Patrick Henry, Immediate Past President, AVOCATS.BE

·         Judy Perry Martinez, Chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession

·         Pierre Aïdan, Co-Founder and director of legal development, Legal Start

·         Christophe Chevalley, General Manager, Rocket Lawyer Europe

·         Christian Lemke, Partner at Heissner & Struck, Vice-Chair of the CCBE Committee Future of                 Legal Profession and Legal Services

     
 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

     
 

 14.00 – 14.20

Presentation - “24 hours of innovation”, by Louis-Georges Barret, President of the Observatoire of the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)

 

 

Presentation of ROSS Intelligence, by Andrew Arruda, CEO & Co-Founder ROSS Intelligence

     
 

14.20 - 15.50

Session III - The Future of Law Firms

   

Moderator: Hugh Mercer QC, Chair of the CCBE EU Lawyers Committee

   

Speakers:

·         Robert Bourns, President, Law society of England and Wales

·         Carlos Valls Martínez, Partner, Fornesa Abogados

·         Jaap Bosman, Co-Founder and principal partner at TGO Consulting, author of Death of a Law               Firm 

·         Bas Boris Visser, Global Head of Innovation and Business Change and Partner, Clifford                       Chance

     
 

15.50 - 17.20

Session IV - The Future of Bars and Law Societies

   

Moderator: Michel Benichou, CCBE President

   

Speakers:

·         Frédéric Sicard, President of the Paris Bar Association

·         Jean-Paul Kitenge, Barreau OHADA (African Bar)

·         Martin Solc, Vice-President of the International Bar Association (IBA)

·         Prashant Kumar, President of LAWASIA

     
 

17.20 – 17.30

Closing speech by Michel Benichou, CCBE President