Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Legal aid and best practice: guidance for all jurisdictions
Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Committee(s)

Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee (Lead)
Bar Issues Commission (Lead)
Forum for Barristers and Advocates
Judges' Forum

Description

The Bar Issues Commission and the Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee are collaborating on developing guidance on what works in creating a good legal aid system. The first step of the process was the very successful legal aid roundtable in conjunction with the Bar Leaders Conference in Belfast, at which many bar leaders observed the high-quality discussion of many of the world’s leading legal aid experts. The member organisations together with other IBA constituents will have received the consultation document prepared taking into consideration the findings of the legal aid roundtable, and this session will provide an opportunity to discuss early responses to the consultation document, and for the audience to give their thoughts. There will be short presentations on the most important proposed guidelines, followed by audience observations.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Péter Köves Lakatos, Köves and Partners, Budapest, Hungary; BIC Chair
Lucy Ann Scott-Moncrieff Scott-Moncrieff and Associates Ltd, London, England; Co-Chair, Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee

Speakers

Andrew Langdon QC The Bar Council, London, England; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations
Pavlo Petrenko Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Mark Geoffrey Woods Law Council of Australia, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia; Co-Chair, Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee