NI: Lawyers attend Belfast briefing on IBA conference

Lawyers across Northern Ireland today attended a special briefing session in Belfast organised by Invest NI in collaboration with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and The Bar of Northern Ireland.

More than 30 lawyers at Law Society House were given an overview of the benefits of showcasing their legal practices at the prestigious IBA Annual Conference in Washington DC from 18-23 September 2016.

They were also told that Northern Ireland will host the IBA Bar Leaders & Mid-Year Conference in Belfast in May 2017, providing a marketing opportunity for local law firms to seek international legal work.

The IBA is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, Bar Associations and Law Societies.

It has a worldwide membership of 55,000 lawyers from over 190 Bar Associations and Law Societies.

The IBA conference is attended by some 6,000 lawyers, with over 180 working sessions covering all areas of practice and social functions providing an opportunity to develop client networks.

This morning’s briefing followed the successful IBA conference in Vienna in 2015, which provided a platform for local lawyers to pursue export opportunities through an Invest NI-supported sector mission.

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