Join us online at an international Bar leaders' discussion on the long-term impact of Covid-19 on civil liberties, to mark the opening of the legal year.

Find out more and book your free-of-charge place below.

Statue of Lady Justice holding scales up high in their left hand and sword in their right hand.
30 September 2021, 13:00 - 15:00
Event Type

What is the long-term impact of Covid on civil liberties and what can bar associations do about it?

This seminar is open exclusively to Presidents, Chairs or the relevant equivalent of bar associations and law societies around the world.



13:00-13:05 BST

Derek Sweeting QC, Chair of the Bar of England and Wales

13:05-14:10 BST

Part 1: Introduction and scene setting
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC

Part 2: Case studies from bar associations followed by Q&A
Moderator: Derek Sweeting QC
Pauline Chase, President, Guyana Bar Association
Vice-President, Ukrainian National Bar Association
Annette Mutschler-Siebert, German Bar Association

14:10-1420 BST


14:20-14:55 BST

Part 3: What role can regional bar associations play in addressing these issues?
Moderator: I. Stephanie Boyce
Melissa Pang, President-Elect, LAWASIA
Lourdes Venes, Secretary General, Inter-American Bar Association representative
Pan African Lawyers Union representative
Sternford Moyo, IBA President

14:55 - 15:00 BST

Closing Remarks
I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society

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