Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Program | 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
Program Fee: Free for City Bar Members | Free for NYSBA International Section Members and Global Law Week Attendees | $30 for Non-Members
NYSBA International Section Members and Global Law Week Attendees, please click here to register.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Professional Practice
The program will discuss a disturbing legal trend where lawyers face increasing pressure from their own governments to not engage in representing certain categories of people. Typically, governments will engage in retaliatory conduct such as harassment, disbarment, surveillance, and even detention, torture, and extrajudicial killing to prevent lawyers from performing their basic functions. The program panelists will discuss relevant international legal standards aimed at protecting lawyers and judges. Panelists from Europe will discuss how the EU facilitates protections to lawyers within and without the EU. Panelists will also discuss their organizations’ work representing lawyers and ongoing challenges they face during the course of that representation. Examples of existing laws which target lawyers will be provided and discussed.
Teng Biao, U.S. Asia Law Institute, New York University
Javier Benavides, Law Professor, Centro Universario Villanueva and Head of the International Section of the Spanish Bar
Martin Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Visiting Professor of Law, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Etienne Lesage, Lesage Avocats, Paris Bar, and Observatory for Lawyers in Danger