Specialisation conference – Katowice

June 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Workshop on Lawyers’ Specialisation organised by the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice at Katowice Law Faculty ul. Bankowa 11b, 40-007 Katowice for 15th April 2016


1 Invitation and welcome by Ryszard Ostrowski Dean of Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice 10.00-10.10
2 Introductory remarks by Jędrzej Klatka Head of Polish Delegation in CCBE, Chair of CCBE Working Group Towards Model Code of Conduct 10.10-10.20
3 Specialisation in Germany by adw. Sabine Gries-Redeker from Bonn 10.20-11.05
4 Specialisation in France by adw. Christian Leroy from Lyon 11.05-11.50
5 Specialisation in the United Kingdom by prof. Julian Lonbay from Birmingham 11.50-12.35
6 Coffee break 12.35-12.55
7 Specialisation in Spain by adw. Aitzol Asla from Bilbao 12.55-13.40
8 Associations of specialist lawyers in the Netherlands by adw. Dianne Kroezen chairwoman of the Dutch Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators Association 13.40-14.25
9 Pros and cons of introducing Lawyers’ Specialisation

(Do General Practitioners have reason to be afraid of specialisation?)

Panel discussion moderated by legal adviser Piotr Bober – former Dean of Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice with the participation of: Sabine Gries-Redeker, Christian Leroy, Julian Lonbay, Aitzol Asla, adw. Dianne Kroezen, Ewa Stompor-Nowicka (Vice-President of Polish Bar of Legal Advisers), legal adviser Bazyli Zacharczuk (Chair of the Ethics Commission of the National Council of Legal Advisers), adw. Jacek Giezek (Chair of the Ethics Commission of the Polish Bar Council), adw. Marek Niedużak (Warsaw)

10 How to do it ? (How to introduce specialisation scheme step by step ?)

Panel discussion moderated Jędrzej Klatka by with the participation as above

11 Closing remarks by legal adviser Jędrzej Klatka 15.55-16.00
12 Lunch 16.00-17.00


Specialisation of lawyers

June 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Okręgowa Izba
Radców Prawnych
w Katowicach

Polish legal advisers (radca prawny) are considering introducing a formal regime to recognise legal specialisations. In April 2016 the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice organised an international conferencIMG_1193e to review the position in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The presentations from
the conference can be viewed here and from the links below. The conference discussed the pros and cons of specialisation regimes, and modes for its possible introduction.

France (pptx)

Germany (pptx)
Germany (Word)

The Netherlands (Word)

Spain (pdf)

The UK (pdf)

Conference on Specialisation, 15 April 2016, Katowice, Poland

January 28th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Participation is free of charge. Participants are however asked to register by email: konferencja@oirp.katowice.pl

Simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

The conference programme can be downloaded here.

Conference on the pros and cons of specialisation, 15 April 2016, Katowice, Poland

January 15th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia, Katowice

The Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice will hold a conference on specialisation of lawyers on Friday, 15 April 2016 (10.00am to 5.00pm) at the premises of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Silesian University in Katowice.

Speakers from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands will discuss the situation in their countries in the morning session. In the afternoon, a panel discussion will focus on the pros and cons of introducing lawyers’ specialisation. Leaders of the Polish Bar of Legal Advisers are also interested to receive recommendations on how to introduce specialisation scheme step by step. For details, see the conference programme.

Simultaneous translation from and into Polish and English will be provided.

Participation is free of charge on a first come first served basis. The number of participants is limited to 95. Those interested to participate should send an email to: konferencja@oirp.katowice.pl.