04.02.13 19:27 Age: 4 yrs
Union International des Advocates Invites Edward Lehman to Speak in Macau
The prestigious Union International des Advocates (UIA) has invited Lehman, Lee & Xu Law Firm General Director Edward Lehman to speak at its 57th Congress meeting in Macau. The dates for this congress are October 31 to November 4, 2013. http://www.uianet.org/en/evenement/type-46987/57th-congress
The 57th UIA Conference will be the first one held in China. Macau reverted to Chinese control in 1999 but a strong Portuguese influence still remains. Both Cantonese and Portuguese are thus spoken there, and the legal and judicial system based on the Portuguese model falls within the Civil or Continental Law system.
The International Association of Lawyers (UIA - Union Internationale des Avocats) brings together over 2, 000 individual members and 200 bar, federation and association members, from more than 110 countries.
The UIA is open to all the world’s lawyers, both general practitioners and specialists. Its members also include legal professionals, judges, law students and teachers.
The UIA is a multilingual and multicultural organization, and is the only major international lawyers’ organization to have adopted French, English and Spanish as its working languages.
The UIA's membership has extensive expertise in legal matters, which means the UIA can initiate high-level legal debates within its technical commissions and working groups, as well as adopts resolutions on current problems faced by the legal profession throughout the world.
To promote professional excellence, the UIA offers seminars, training sessions and other events throughout the year in several countries, which are also accredited for continuing education purposes.
When asked about speaking at the UIA 57th Congress, Mr. Lehman stated he is honored that UIA has invited Lehman, Lee & Xu, to be a conference participant and that he is looking forward to meeting all of the other Conference attendees in October.