Dear Members of the IBC

English-Polish Legal Seminar: Current bilateral issues in Family Law and Criminal, Warsaw, 13 March 2015

The International Committee of the Bar Council seeks to recruit eight speakers, four family and four criminal practitioners with substantial expertise in the topics featured in the draft programme, which may be found below.

This will be a great opportunity for criminal and family practitioners to build professional links with their Polish counterparts. As many of you will know, Poland generates a very high number of bilateral extradition and family cases and we believe there are substantial opportunities for our members to gain instructions in this field.

Anyone interested in speaking at this event should email Sharon Oji:  by 9am on 4 February, with their CV and a short cover note (no more than 1 page A4) outlining their international expertise in the field and notably pointing out any previous speaking experience at legal professional events, relevant professional memberships and relevant knowledge of Polish (not essential as the seminar will be held in English) and indicating clearly in the subject headline of the email which session they are applying for, as follows:  “Family Session 1” and so forth. They may apply to speak in more than one session but will only be given at most, one speaking slot. If Counsel is a senior practitioner and prepared to moderate a session please indicate this in the cover note.

If anyone would like to attend without seeking a speaking slot you will be able to register until the 6 March at the same email address. Please do not book any flights before registration has been confirmed.

Best wishes

Christian Wisskirchen
Head of Policy: International, The Bar Council