IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023


Session information

SPPI Showcase: law as a lifelong and rewarding profession

Thursday 2 November (1100 - 1230)



Section on Public and Professional Interest (Lead)
Academic and Professional Development Committee
Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee
Future of Legal Services Commission
Law Firm Management Committee
Professional Ethics Committee
Senior Lawyers' Committee
Women Lawyers' Committee
Young Lawyers' Committee


This sesion will be using SLIDO.  To participate go to SLIDO.com and enter the code: 1447129

Let's discuss what the legal profession should be doing to enhance its value proposition to those in the profession, those contemplating joining the profession and those who engage the services of the profession by developing and expanding the legal and non-legal skillsets of lawyers to equip them for the multi-faceted and global profession that lawyers operate in today and by creating a working environment that affords work life balance and a rewarding career so as to retain lawyers in the practice of law. 

This will focus on lawyers in private practice, in-house and, across all legal sectors and will discuss and aggregate the findings in the Panel Sessions earlier in the week at IBA Paris Annual Conference which address various facets of these issues. 

This SPPI Showcase promises to be a dynamic and interactive session bringing together the experiences of wide range of lawyers, young and senior, and those who rely on legal services. It is a must attend for those involved in law practice management and, in particular, if you are concerned to retain talent in these times of the Great Resignation.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Babatunde Ajibade SAN SPA Ajibade & Co, Lagos, Nigeria; SPPI Vice Chair / Treasurer
Myra Garrett William Fry, Dublin, Ireland; SPPI Chair


Jennifer Bishop Aird & Berlis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Senior Vice Chair, Women Lawyers' Committee
Stephen Bowman Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Co-Chair, Future of Legal Services Commission
Victoria Cromwell Barbri Global, London, England; Co-Chair, Academic and Professional Development Committee
Gabor Damjanovic Forgó Damjanovic & Partners, Budapest, Hungary; Co-Chair, Professional Ethics Commitee
Alberto Mata Rodriguez CMS Albiñana Suárez de Lezo, Madrid, Spain; SPPI Council Member
Karen Monroe SCHLAM STONE & DOLAN LLP, Geneva, Switzerland; Membership Officer, Senior Lawyers' Committee
Professor Paul Paton KC Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange, California, USA; Vice Chair, Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee
Stephen Revell Making Change Happen , London, England; Co-Chair, Law Firm Management Committee
Steven Richman American Bar Association, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Chair, Bar Issues Commission Policy Committee