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The IBA’s response to the war in Ukraine
30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022
Room 235, Level 2
Monday 31 October (0930 - 1045)
Poverty and Social Development Committee
It has been said that there are basically three types of practice orientation: (1) the legal technical approach (2) the wise advisor (3) the lawyer with a high moral purpose as guided by the lawyers' conscience. It has been well recognised that the solution to the social challenges which intersect poverty such as migration climate change and wealth inequality must involve a lawyer’s commitment to a high moral imperative. This requires that that the lawyer approach legal problem-solving guided by such purpose. International norms particularly norms that are grounded upon soft law increasingly call for a holistic approach to business planning. The panel discussion will focus on how such things as the independence of the legal profession can assist in pursuing the practice orientation of a high moral purpose while still maintaining the support of the client in such pursuits.
A pre-recorded video made for the session, by Hon Mia Amor Mottley QC, Prime Minister of Barbados, on the topic, will be played and used in the discussion.
|Tara Archer-Glasgow||Higgs & Johnson, Nassau, Bahamas; Co-Chair, Poverty and Social Development Committee|
|Bruce Macallum||public sphere, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Vice Chair, Poverty and Social Development Committee|
|Jane Anderson||Public Lawyer, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Co-Chair, Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee|
|Carolina Henriquez-Schmitz||Thomson Reuters Foundation, New York, New York, USA|
|Peter Knox KC||High Court, Chancery Division, London, England|