7th Annual IBA Bar Leaders' Conference, The Hague, 30-31 May 2012 - REGISTER NOW

A conference presented by the Bar Issues Commission of the International Bar Association in association with the Netherlands Bar.


Dear Colleague,


I am delighted to being you details of the up-coming '7th Annual IBA Bar Leaders' Conference' taking place at the Bel Air Hotel, Johan de Wittlaan 30, The Hague on 30-31 May 2012.


Bar presidents, senior officers, bar executives and law firm and individual practitioners should attend this informative programme presenting new developments and often thorny issues affecting the profession of law.  Sessions will feature expert panels and encourage the interaction of delegates in discussing topics including:

  • Crossing the red line - what do you tell, and to whom, and why not?
  • The vision and the power of the President of a Bar organisation
  • How can bar associations support the fight against racial, gender and other discrimination?
  • Political interference in the activities of lawyers and lawyers' organisations
  • Representing justice: the role of lawyers in establishing the international criminal courts and safeguarding their legacy


This conference will once again host inputs and commentary from some of the worlds' leading practitioners as well as giving delegates ample time to network during a reception, hosted by The Netherlands Bar, and a conference dinner taking place at The Harbour Club, located in the Scheveningen harbour.

Attendees will also benefit from up to 9.75 CPD/CLE hours as per the Law Society of England and Wales. The number of CPD points/hours available may vary for other bar associations and law societies depending on their criteria. U.S. CLE accreditation of this programme has been approved in New York and California.

In order to register please complete the registration form within the conference programme and return it, along with payment, to Robyn Wheatley at robyn.wheatley@int-bar.org. Alternatively, please send your completed form via post to the International Bar Association, 4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD; Tel; 44 (0)20 7842 0090; Fax; 44 (0)20 7842 0091.

I look forward to welcoming you in the Netherlands.


Kind regards,

Conference Chair

James M Klotz Miler Thomson, Toronto; Chair; IBA Bar Issues Commission