Young Lawyers Contest 2019/2021

The main aim of the competition is to bring together new qualified lawyers from different European countries at a time when they are undergoing entry level training to enable them to share common values and to exchange new experiences and discuss new perspectives in areas of common interest. The project is co-funded by the Justice programme of the European Union 2014-2020 and will run in 2020 and 2021.

The Project aims to:

  • – Promote a forum of discussion on European and International Law subjects.
  • – Promote exchanges of experiences between the participants.
  • – Obtain and spread interesting and useful theses on the chosen subject
  • – Encourage the development of the critical thinking and communication skill
  • – Promote and foster relationships among participants from across the European Bars represented in the competition
“I strongly recommend to young lawyers and trainee lawyers across Europe to enrol in the next Young Lawyers Contest. It is a great opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds.”

Vincent Berthier-De Bortoli
2018 Participant and part of winning team.

Registration closed.
The contest is limited to 36 participants per contest and each participant is selected based on their application. The registration for the new contest 2020-2021 was opened from 23 April to 1st July 2020.
See the key dates here.

All candidates having participated in the Young Lawyers Contest will be granted a certificate of attendance mentioning the number of training hours. They will also benefit from a free membership of one year to the Friends of ERA Association which gives rise to a certain number of benefits.

The candidates of the two final winning teams will be awarded a voucher for an ERA conference of their choice organised before the end of 2021.

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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