The Ukrainian Bar Association first held the I Judicial Forum in 2012. This event was designed to bring together judges and lawyers who represent clients in courts and to discuss important issues and challenges of the judicial process. It was a tough call at that time.
Nevertheless, year by year we’ve been forging ahead to our goal by building a comfortable communication and ideas-sharing platform so all the representatives of the judiciary could hear each other and execute justice more efficiently.
And we succeeded. In the recent years, among speakers and participants, we saw more and more judges of the Supreme Court, chiefs of the higher state bodies, prosecutors, leading attorneys-at-law, foreign experts, diplomats, scientists, philosophers, community leaders, journalists and other interesting guests.
We bring up the key problems and ask tough questions, discuss timely public challenges and share philosophical thoughts.
The Organizing committee develops forum’s program and invites speakers. The permanent program coordinator of the forum is Anna Ogrenchuk, a member of the Legal Reform Commission under the President of Ukraine, Chair of the UBA Procedural Law Committee, Managing Partner of LCF Law Group.
Since 2015, the Forum was extended to 2 days to include a number of panel discussions, special reports, workshops, parallel sessions, business brunches, gala receptions and vine and brie sessions. Our guests have a great opportunity to get valuable insights and ideas and to mingle with colleagues and friends.