EYBA Spring Conference 2014
The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association and the European Young Bar Association have announced that the EYBA Spring Conference 2014 will be held in Edinburgh.
Scotland has been selected to host the annual Spring Conference this year, which the SYLA will host over the weekend of 13-15 March 2014 in Edinburgh.
The weekend commences on Thursday evening, 13 March, with a fizz reception at the Signet Library, with welcome addresses from the respective presidents of the WS Society, SYLA and EYBA.
On Friday, 14 March, the Spring Conference itself takes place, and will centre around the theme "Progression in the Profession: The Young European Lawyer".Speakers include representatives from some of Scotland's top law firms, the Faculty of Advocates, the Scottish Arbitration Centre, and other industry experts. Topics include:
• Social media in the Global Village: Potentials and Pitfalls
• Career development: UK, European and Global Opportunities
• International Dispute Resolution
• Corporate Social Responsibility: International Perspectives
• Delivering new infrastructures: The Commonwealth Games 2014 and beyond
Member of the Scottish Parliament, Christina McKelvie MSP,(pictured) will deliver the keynote address to close the conference, on Europe and young people. The day will conclude with the European delegates joining the SYLA for traditional Scottish fare and dancing at the Ghillie Dhu.
On Saturday morning, Lord Armstrong, Senator of the College of Justice, will address delegates, followed by closing addresses from the President and Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland.
The weekend concludes with the annual SYLA Spring Ball on Saturday 15 March 2014.
Delegates from the EYBA are expected from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland and others. The EYBA is a pan-European association for young lawyers and represents over 200,000 young lawyers spread across 18 member countries.
A full weekend pass to all activities over the EYBA costs £195, including the conference, tour of the Court of Session, ceilidh and ball, together with lunch & dinner on Friday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Separate "conference only" tickets for the Friday only are available for Scottish delegates at the usual rate of £60 (6 hours CPD). The usual discounted tables of 10 for the Spring Ball will also be available to be bought separately from the conference arrangements.
SYLA President, Fiona McAllister, said: “We are delighted that Scotland has been selected to host the Spring Conference this year, which will see many young European lawyers join their peers in Edinburgh for a weekend of learning, reflection and relationship building.
“Scottish delegates are welcome to purchase a "Weekend Pass" for all activities on the weekend, however we are aware that many of the Scottish delegates will simply wish to purchase a conference only ticket for the Friday, which offers the usual 6 hours' CPD for £60 the SYLA annually provide.
“Scottish delegates can then make their own arrangements separately for attendance at the Spring Ball, on tables of 10 which will be available as normal.”
The SYLA confirmed that a separate announcement will follow in relation to the Spring Ball, but for those keen to organise their tables now, all purchases can be made by visiting the SYLA's Eventbrite page – www.syla.eventbrite.co.uk
Full weekend passes and the "conference only" ticket for the Friday can also be bought at www.syla.eventbrite.co.uk
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