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UIA Brief / December

Publicado el 20/12/2018

> NonLawyer Ownership of Law Firms Discussed During Porto Congress
> La participation des non-avocats dans les cabinets d'avocats discutée lors du Congrès de Porto
> La participación de no abogados en los despachos de abogados discutida en el Congreso de Oporto
Under the leadership of Commission Chair Urquiola Palacio a panel of ten attorneys from Future of the Lawyer Commission discussed regulations in their states governing the issue of whether a non-lawyer (i.e. an individual or a corporation) may have an ownership interest in a law firm. It was noted that in all countries the legal profession strongly opposes such ownership. The fear is that to allow such ownership may place the sanctity of client confidences at risk. It was noted for example that accountants who sometimes practice separately with lawyers, do not have the privilege of confidentiality with their clients. Further, attorneys fear that non-attorney ownership in whole or in part of their law firms may adversely affect their ability to make judgments independently. Both client confidentiality and independence of judgment are core values of the legal profession [...] Read More

by James C. Moore
Arbitrator & Mediator

> New Study Reveals Advances and Challenges for Female Attorneys in Germany
> Une nouvelle étude révèle des progrès et des défis pour les avocates en Allemagne
> Un nuevo estudio revela avances y desafíos para las abogadas en Alemania
In 2018 the German Federal Bar Association initiated a study of women in the German legal profession. That study was conducted by Ulrike Schultz and the results of her study may be found in the  May, 2018 issue of the Bar Association's periodical at p. 223, et seq.
The major findings of the survey are as follows:
(1) more and more women choose law for university study
(2) today almost 50% of judges and prosecutors hired by the state are women
(3) within the profession as a whole, women are still underrepresented
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Marcus Schriefers
Heussen RechtsanwaltsGmbH
Stuttgart, Germany

UIA News
> 1948-2018 - 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
> 1948-2018 - 70ème anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme
> 1948-2018: 70o Aniversario de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos

In 2018, UIA joined the UN campaign "Standup4HumanRights" in a very particular way with the support of LexisNexis. The 30 articles of the UDHR have been read by participants of the UIA 62nd Congress in Porto in the UIA three working languages – English, French and Spanish –, but also in Arabic, Bambara, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Lingala, Polish, Wolof... Thank you to all participants!
More info about UIA-LexisNexis video campaign
En savoir plus sur la campagne vidéo UIA-LexisNexis
Saber más sobre la campaña video UIA-LexisNexis

> Letter from Jacqueline R. Scott, IROL Director General - UIA supports the Central Kasai Bar
> Lettre de Jacqueline R. Scott, Directrice générale de l'IROL - Soutien de l’UIA au Barreau du Kasaï
> Carta de Jacqueline R. Scott, Directora General de IROL - El apoyo de la UIA al Colegio de Abogados de Kasai Central

I want to personally thank each and every one of you who so generously contributed to IROL’s efforts to support the Central Kasai Bar Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), led by Bar President Dominique Kambala. We raised 3,000 euros to donate to the Kasaï Bar!
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Je voudrais remercier personnellement chacun d’entre vous pour vos contributions au projet de l’UIA-IROL visant à soutenir le barreau du Kasaï central en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), présidé par le Bâtonnier Dominique Kambala. Nous avons collecté 3 000 € au benefice du barreau du Kasaï !
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Quisiera agradecerles personalmente a todos y cada uno de quienes, entre ustedes, contribuyeron tan generosamente a los esfuerzos del IROL para apoyar al Colegio de Abogados de Kasai Central en la República Democrática del Congo (RDC), presidido por el Decano Dominique Kambala. ¡Recaudamos 3.000 euros para el Colegio! 
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Central Kasai Bar Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) / Bar President Dominique Kambala


>Support to Al Baradoni Association
>Soutien à l'association Al Baradoni
>Apoyo a la asociación Al Baradoni

Following the visit of the Yemeni film director, Khadija al-Salami in Luxembourg, Porto, Paris and Geneva for the presentation of her films "Me, Nojoom, 10 years divorced" and “Children war reporters” which received a heartfelt welcome, UIA is happy to present the association of general interest, AL BARADONI, which supports the humanitarian work of Khadija al-Salami.
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Suite à la venue de la réalisatrice Yéménite, Khadija al-Salami à Luxembourg, Porto, Paris et Genève pour la présentation de ses films « Moi Nojoom, 10 ans divorcée »

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