Young Lawyers Contest 2019/2021

On 4th and 5th February 2021 the Young Lawyers Contest took place online.

This contest was the third edition of the Young Lawyers Contest and has been organised in partnership with the Warsaw Bar Association and with the support of the CCBE. The project is co-financed by the Justice Programme of the EU 2014-2020.

This year’s contest, with ten teams of selected young lawyers from 12 countries across the European Union, has been held in a virtual world with each participant and judge taking the form of a personally tailored avatar. The event was made possible through the use of software provided by VirBela. This software offers numerous and sophisticated tools to enable an interactive experience.

Over the course of two days, the teams successfully completed several rounds, including written presentations, a negotiation exercise, and a Moot Court.

Click here to read more about the last contest.

“On behalf of Team 1 as the 2nd winning team of the Young Lawyers Contest 2020/2021, we would like to express the excitement that we felt throughout the entire contest. This contest has enriched us with new knowledge, experiences, new friendships, and last but not least it helped us to develop and deepen our critical thinking on various issues related to European law. We strongly recommend that other young lawyers and trainee lawyers participate in the Young Lawyers Contest that we believe will be organized every year.”

Oana Mirela MANU and Cindy SVIHALEK (Team 1, second winning team 2021)

“The Young Lawyers Contest is a great opportunity for young lawyers to meet people from across Europe, sharing experiences and working together as a team on interesting EU law topics. It is a well-organised competition consisting of several rounds testing you on every possible skill a lawyer should have. ”

Laura COECKELBERGHS, (member of team 4, first winning team 2021)

Registration closed.

The Project beneficiaries are trainee and newly qualified lawyers from all Bars in Europe.

Warsaw Bar Association (Izba Adwokacka w Warszawie)

Supporting organisation
CCBE – Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

For any other information on the organisation of the contest, please contact:

Florence Hartmann-Vareilles
Head of Section European Business Law

Nathalie Dessert
Assistant European Business Law

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