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International Bar Association Bar Leaders Conference and Mid-year Meetings

22 May 2024

Caption (L-R) - Joseph Liu, Hung Hsieh, Mei-nu (Dagmar) Yu, Greg McIntyre SC, Hung Ou Yang and Charlotte Stubbs.

Law Council President, Greg McIntyre SC, attended the IBA Bar Leaders Conference and Mid-year meetings in Bucharest, Romania between 22–25 May 2024.

The President facilitated a roundtable session on the topic ‘Who speaks for the Bar? Presidents, executive leadership or its members?’ on Thursday, 23 May 2024 together with Paul Mollerup, Chief Executive of the Association of Danish Law Firms.

The President represented Australia at the IBA Council Meeting on Saturday, 25 May 2024.

During the meeting, the Law Council’s own Margery Nicoll AM was elected Honorary Life Member of the International Bar Association in recognition of her contributions to the IBA over the past 15 years. These include as the first Australian and the first female to Chair the IBA’s Bar Issues Commission and as a member of the IBA Management Board for six years.

Another Australian, Stephen Macliver AM, also received this same honour at the Council Meeting in recognition of his contributions to the IBA, which include five years as a member of the IBA Management Board and the Special Projects Fund Committee as well as Secretary-Treasurer of the IBA Human Rights Institute Council.

         Caption (L-R): Michael Kutschera, Margery Nicoll AM, Stephen Macliver AM.

In the margins of the Conference, the President met with the Korean Bar Association, Taiwan Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales.

The Law Council also signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Bar Association in recognition of the long-standing good relationship and history of collaboration between the organisations.

Caption (L-R): President Kim Young Hoon and Greg McIntyre SC.

Caption (L-R) - Joseph Liu, Mei-nu (Dagmar) Yu, Greg McIntyre SC, Charlotte Stubbs, Hung Hsieh and Hung Ou Yang.



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