ICLR Conference 2019
4-6 September 2019
ICLR is pleased to announce that the host organisation for the ICLR conference in 2019 will be the Law Society of Scotland and the conference will take place in Edinburgh between 4-6 September 2019. Please hold these dates. We were also grateful to the Kenyan Council for Legal Education and Law Society of Kenya for submitting a well-supported bid and we hope that the conference will be in Nairobi soon.
Alison Atack, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said:
“We are delighted and honoured to be hosting the 8th International Conference of Legal Regulators in 2019 – the year we celebrate our 70th anniversary.
Regulation of the legal profession is an issue at the top of our agenda following a recent review of regulation of legal services in Scotland. We are keen to share our experiences and learn from our fellow regulators in other jurisdictions as we examine the importance of having a regulatory framework which can support growth in the legal services sector, while also placing consumer interests firmly at its heart.
We will work closely with the conference organisers to develop an interesting, forward-thinking programme for ICLR members – highlighting some of our most recent initiatives such as LawscotTech which aims to drive innovation in legal technology through collaboration between the legal, academic and tech sectors, Lawscot Wellbeing which offers support for busy legal professionals and of course we will be looking at the impact of Brexit on the profession – both at home and overseas – after we leave the EU on 29 March next year.
I am very much looking forward to welcoming our colleagues from the ICLR community to our wonderful capital city next year.”
ICLR 2019: Changing Societies, Changing Professions, Changing Regulation
Thursday 5 – Friday 6 September 2019
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
This year the ICLR Annual Conference is to be hosted by the Law Society of Scotland at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh, Scotland over September 5 and 6.
Registration for the conference is now open. You can complete your booking with the Law Society of Scotland by download the registration form here, or on the Conference Website, and emailing the completed copy to email@example.com. Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an order confirmation by email.
The Law Society of Scotland ask that anyone interested in speaking in any of the sessions contact Jim McKay, Head of CPD, on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44 131 476 8153 during the hours of 8am – 5pm GMT. Please note that in addition to nominating speakers, we also welcome suggestions on presentation titles and key learning outcomes / themes. As such, the agenda is your agenda and a work in progress – so please send any thoughts to Jim and he will respond to all suggested amendments.
2019 Conference Programme
Download the Conference Programme PDF.
Please also note that this year all sessions will be filmed and made available to all attendees post-event. This will enable all attendees to revisit any sessions they attended, and to also watch retrospectively any sessions missed. Law Society of Scotland hope this will provide significant added value for those travelling to attend, and ensure that all participants can enjoy the event safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to rely solely on memories and note-taking to capture as much of the content as possible.
We look forward to seeing you in September and welcoming colleagues from across the globe to discuss the issues that matter to you.
Venue & Accommodation
The conference will be held at:
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh’s Princes Street and is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the hotel website for a map and directions
Singapore | 5-6 October 2017
For the first time, the International Conference of Legal Regulators will be held in Asia, in the thriving metropolis of Singapore.
Singapore has a vibrant and diverse legal industry. Law firms and lawyers from all over the world have a base in the city-state, adding to its cultural melting pot. As an international legal services hub, the Singapore experience is one that looks both east and west. As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, Singapore’s many stakeholders are actively involved in ensuring that its frameworks remain robust and relevant to modern legal practice. Perhaps uniquely, the regulation of Singapore’s legal industry is a continual collaborative effort between the courts, the profession and the government.
It is therefore with great pleasure that the Singapore Ministry of Law and the Law Society of Singapore invite members and prospective members of the ICLR to the 6th edition of the Conference in Singapore on 5 and 6 October 2017. For programme or registration details please visit the Singapore ICLR 2017 website.
Washington, DC, United States of America | 14-17 September 2016 | A World of Regulation
Hosted by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Washington, DC, the 2016 conference focused on the core functions performed by legal regulators, and issues on the horizon.
Full ICLR conference program and biographies
The JW Marriott hotel, in the heart of DC’s tourist district at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Toronto, Canada | 27–28 July 2015 | Building Blocks to Better Regulation
ICLR 2015 Conference Program
The 4th International Conference of Legal Regulators focused on the needs of legal regulators in a rapidly shifting legal services market. Topics included:
- Lawyer Trust Accounts: Is there a Better System?
- Lessons Learned from Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Process
- Competence Initiative: Beyond CPD
- Lawyers on the Edge: Licensure and the Impaired Professional
- In an Ever Expanding Universe of Legal Services What is the Future of Legal Regulation?
- ABS, Entity Regulation and Proactive Regulation Update
- Burning Issues for Legal Regulators
- What Can We Expect from the United States?
- Building a Regulator (a “how-to” workshop)
- Building and Maintaining Credibility with the Public – How to Maintain Public Confidence in a Consumer Driven Environment
- International Cooperation and Information Sharing
This event has closed, but you can see the presentation materials on the 2015 conference website.
London, UK | 8–9 July 2014
ICLR 2014 Conference Program
- entity regulation
- outcomes-focused regulation
- non-lawyer ownership of legal practices
- the influence of new technology
- how to shape the lawyers of the future
San Francisco, USA | 5–7 August 2013
- What powers do I need to be an effective regulator of legal services?
- Risk based regulation
- The role of intelligence and investigation in legal regulation
- Fitness to practice, regulatory responses and cooperating with representative bodies
- Keeping lawyers equipped for practice
- The challenges of dual qualification
- The changing purpose and goals of attorney regulation – experience from outside the USA
London, UK | 27–28 September 2012
- Regulating the Changing Legal Market
- The Regulator’s Identity Crisis
- Proactive Regulation
- Competence on Admission
- Tools for setting and monitoring standards
- Raising the standard of individuals practitioners
- Regulating law firms
- When Things Go Wrong
- Non-Lawyer Involvement in the Delivery of Legal Services
- Information Sharing – What Can Regulators Tell Each Other?
- Hot Topics – What Trends and Issues Worry Regulators?
- Other Influences on Regulatory Policy and Practice
- Where next? Future Collaboration
Read the ICLR programme 2012
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