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Legal Practice in the Digital Era: Join the conversation at the UIA Congress

26 /10 /2018 News

IE Law School will be attending the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) Congress taking place in Oporto, Portugal from October 30 to November 3. Join us to discuss Legal Practice in the Digital Era, the main theme of the conference, and to discover the initiatives launched by the school in order to lead the transformation in the profession and sector.

Established in 1927 and now with members in 110 countries, the UIA is a global and multi-cultural organization for the legal profession that facilitates professional development, stimulates learning and networking, and promotes the Rule of Law.

At present, through its collective members (bars, federations, and associations) and individual members, the Union Internationale de Avocats (UIA) brings together two million lawyers from more than 110 countries.

The UIA’s members have extensive legal expertise, which is reflected in high-level legal debates within its technical commissions and working groups, as well as in resolutions adopted regarding current problems faced by the legal profession throughout the world.

IE Law School professor Antonios Kouroutakis will be taking part in the Law of Robotics working group in the presentation “Unmanned Vehicles – Where to Go Without a Driver and Who to Sue?” which will tackle complex legal issues which may soon concern in our daily lives.

“One of the main themes this congress will address this year is “Legal Practice in the Digital Era. As the legal practice has entered the digital age, the question is: are lawyers gradually being replaced by technology? Which challenges does the digital era raise for the legal practice? 43 commissions and working groups are UIA’s strength. The cutting-edge legal content provided during their working sessions at the Congress enable participants to increase their knowledge in different practice areas”, explains Pedro Pais de Almeida, UIA President.

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