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Young Lawyers' Committee National Representatives

The Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) has set up a network of National Representatives worldwide. The overall mission of National Representatives is to facilitate contacts between young IBA members within a jurisdiction, and to strengthen the links between them and their national and local young lawyers’ associations and the international community.

Download the list of National Representatives


Applying to be a national representative

*Should you wish to apply to become a national representative, please review the regulations and duties document carefully.*

Information about the role of national representative can be found in the document linked above. If you are ready to meet the requirements outlined, and if you want to be an active part of the global voice for the young legal profession, please submit the completed application form with CV and a letter of motivation to Veronika Hadjieva.

A National Representative initially holds office for two years and has the following duties:

  • To foster links between their countries’ young lawyers and local young lawyers associations and be the first contact point of the YLC Officers;
  • To identify needs of their local young lawyers and submit them to the IBA YLC Officers so that the Committee can address those issues at the following IBA Annual Conferences;
  • To identify possible candidates for the International Outstanding Young Lawyer Award;
  • To attend the IBA Annual Conference and meeting of national representatives during that week;
  • To expand the membership of both the IBA and the IBA Young Lawyers Committee within their country;
  • To submit or motivate other members from their country to submit an article for the IBA YLC newsletter; and
  • To assist in finding speakers for IBA conferences or other conferences of interest for IBA Young Lawyers