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30 September 2020

Regulating Lawyers During a Crisis

the Challenges and Opportunities of the Pandemic

Hear an international panel of legal regulators from across the Commonwealth share their current experience as regulators for a profession grappling with the effects of Covid-19.  Panelists from Northern Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia will discuss issues including: 

What changes has Covid brought to the practice of law?
What challenges or opportunities exist for regulators in responding to these changes? 
Has the pandemic accelerated necessary regulatory change or hindered the ability of legal regulators to do their work?


Brian Speers
President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, former President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland


Teresa Donnelly
Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Ontario, Canada’s largest legal regulator

David A. Lavery CB
CEO of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, former CEO of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

Stanley Nyamanhindi 
CEO of the Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association (SADC Lawyers’ Association), formerly of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, and the Zimbabwe Legal Information Institute (ZimLII)

Steven Thiru 
Vice President (Australasia) of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Vice President (Malaysia) of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, and former President of the Malaysian Bar Association

Join the session at  2:00 pm BST

Thursday 8th October 2020

Only 100 Spaces Available

The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube, so make sure to subscribe to receive a notification when it goes live



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