AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. Since 1962 AIJA provides outstanding international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn and develop.


10 September 2020

2020 General Assembly: AIJA makes new appointments

During its 58th Annual Congress from 24 to 28 August 2020, AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers brought virtually together 350 legal professionals from around the world to debate ideas surrounding diversity and the legal profession in today’s world.

It is with great pleasure that we officially communicate the results of the recent elections held during the AIJA General Assembly last 28th August, together with the new appointments in the different bodies of our Association approved by the Executive Committee during their meeting the day before.

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31 August 2020

AIJA welcomes new appointments to leadership team

AIJA, The International Association of Young Lawyers, elected at its 2020 General Assembly a new Vice-President for the 2020-2021 term of office, as well as a new Secretary General.

François Barré (Azam-Darley Associé) will take on his role as President, as First Vice-President Anna Wyrzykowska (WKB), as Immediate Past President Paola Fudakowska (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office), as Secretary General Jean-Philippe Arroyo (JP Karsenty & Associés), and as Deputy Treasurer Eduardo De La Pena Bernal (Reed Smith LLP).

At the General Assembly, François Barré, President of AIJA set out his outlook for the association with a focus on Innovation.

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14 July 2020

AIJA urges UN Member States to recognise, uphold and protect the rule of law

A joint call for action - signed by 50 bar associations, law societies, and national and international lawyers' associations, including AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers - has been issued on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers. 

The call for action reaffirms the relevance and the universality of the Basic Principles and notes with "great concern the increasing frequency, globally, of attacks and interferences both on the independence of the legal profession, and against lawyers individually, including threats, intimidation, retaliation, harassment and interference in the discharge of lawyers’ professional functions.

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