This joint CCBE - FBE Conference focuses on the role and importance of self-regulation for the independence of the legal profession and discusses the interplay between regulation and quality within the profession:
• How can citizens be guaranteed high quality of legal services? • How can their interests be protected and best served?
• How can their legal needs be met while ensuring the application of appropriate rules? In particular, the conference will examine the recently adopted Directive 2018/958 on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions and its implementation within the legal profession in Europe: • How can the independence of lawyers be guaranteed and the adequate role of Bars and Law Societies in protecting and defending citizens be ensured?
• To what extent would the role of Bars and Law Societies be affected and the landscape of rules for lawyers be changed? The discussions will provide insights from different perspectives (Bars, legal professionals, European institutions, academics, consumers, etc.) on how to best respond to the legal needs of citizens and improve access to justice for everyone.