On December 1-2, the International Multimedia Press Center of RIA Novosti hosted the International Legal Conference. Law and Modernization: Experience, Prospects, Trends.
More than 200 experts from leading law companies and organizations of Russia and other countries participated in the conference. The event was organized by the Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI) together with RIA Novosti with the participation of the Russian Bar Association.
Speeches by Vyacheslav Lebedev, Chief Justice of the Russian Federation, Sergey Stepashin, Chairman of the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation, Co-Chairman of the Russian Bar Association, and Igor Manylov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of the Russian Bar Association opened the conference.
On the 2nd of December panel discussions and workshops on issues relating to lawyer’s career in a company, legal strategy of company, and legal business in regions were held.
According to the organizers, the conference is expected to become an annual event. Nikolay Biryukov, Director of RIA Novosti, suggested establishing a prize within the framework of this event with three categories – courts, lawyers, law firms.