Nordic Lawyers Academy
Henrik Rothe, Secretary General, Denmark
Markku Ylönen, Secretary General, Finland
Ingimar Ingason, Secretary General, Iceland
Anne Ramberg, Secretary General, Sweden
Merete Smith, Secretary General, Norway
High level education for lawyers
For the moment we experience that in all the Nordic countries lawyers specialize in order to meet the market demand for counselling at a very high level.
This will initiate new demands to the in-service training establishments, which the Nordic Bar and Law Societies in different set ups offer to their members.
In all the Nordic countries a broad range of courses are presented, but we must admit that on national level it may be difficult to offer relevant courses, seminars and conferences to those lawyers who are highly specialized and therefore make major demands on the in-service training activities which could be relevant.
In the single country itself we simply do not have enough potential customers in order to develop and offer in-service training on a proper financial level, even though the subject in question relates to a field, in which many lawyers do business. A good example is company law, within which quite a large number of lawyers work, but company law is at the same time an example of a special field for highly qualified lawyers to solve particularly difficult cases. Also on the national level it has been hard to attract the international competencies, who would be obvious first speaker and lecturers for this group of lawyers, and for whom it would also be interesting for the participants to establish a personal contact.
Therefore, The Bar and Law Societies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have decided to join forces to establish a quite new forum for in-service training of lawyers on a very high level – Nordic Lawyers Academy.
In this new forum we offer seminars, conferences and courses twice a year – but more often, should this initiative turn out successfully - mainly addressed at business lawyers who cannot cover their need for relevant in-service training through the existing national in-service training programmes.
Typically courses, seminars and conferences in Nordic Lawyers Academy will last a couple of days and take place in one of the Nordic capitals.
On the preparation of the in-service training activities in Nordic Lawyers Academy the highly professional qualification is no doubt the most central aspect. On the work out of the draft we have, however, also focused on the possibilities for networking among the participants from the Nordic countries. Therefore we have incorporated social elements in all the arrangements, which should make networking possible.
Under "Archive" in the menu you can read about the conferences that have taken place. New events will always appear from the frontpage.
We are very proud to present a list of top professional lecturers from Europe as well as from the USA. We do hope that the participation in this conference will be a must for the Nordic lawyers, who deal with company law problems at a high level.
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