Conference in Vienna 4-9 Octomber 2015

16 March 2015

The IBA is offering a scholarship to selected bar associations to offer to young lawyers (up to and including the age of

35) in their jurisdiction who would like to attend the IBA Annual Conference, but who may find it financially impossible

to do so. The scheme will be arranged between the IBA and the bar association or law society. Up to seven candidates

will be chosen by the IBA from a shortlist of fourteen from each participating bar association. An eighth place will be

available for a senior staff executive from the bar such as the Executive Director or International Liaison Officer.

The selection criteria for the programme is that candidates:

• Will be shortlisted by their bar association or law society

• Should have over 3 years practice experience

• Are a current member of their Bar Association

• Must disclose if they are related to a member of staff at the bar association or an Officer of the IBA.

• Must not have attended a previous IBA Annual Conference

• Must write a short piece (maximum 500 words) on why they would like to attend the conference and what they hope

to get out of it

• Must have sufficient proficiency in English to benefit from attending, as conference sessions are in English.

• Must note that early travel arrangements should be made to allow for any delays in the administration of any

necessary visas.

Participants selected for the programme will receive:

• free registration for the IBA Annual Conference, 4–9 October 2015, Vienna, Austria

• a contribution towards a return economy flight to Austria

• accommodation costs (room and breakfast) at a selected hotel while attending the conference. This will be organised

by the IBA;

• A stipend of $50 a day

Following the conference we will ask the participants to submit a short report on, which sessions they attended and

what they enjoyed most about the conference.


The programme will run as follows. Please see the responsibilities of each party in bold:

1. Select up to 14 applicants and ask them to complete the application form attached. Local Bar Association

2. Check that all the application forms have been fully completed and submit them to Elaine Owen (elaine.owen@int- at the IBA by Friday 17 April 2015. Local Bar Association

3. In May, seven of the applicants from each bar will be selected for places at the conference by a selection committee

formed of three bar association representatives who sit on the IBA Management Board. IBA

4. The IBA will write to the bar association confirming which applicants have been successful by 19 June 2015 and the

bar should communicate the decision all the applicants. IBA/Local Bar Association

5. The IBA will then confirm to each successful applicant, and provide a registration form for the conference to be

submitted to the IBA office. These forms should be sent directly to Elaine Owen who will confirm internally that the

registration fee is waived. Applicants cannot register using the online system available on the IBA website.

Please note, that should the applicant wish to attend any social events, these must be paid for directly, and payment

card details included on the registration form.


1. Each of the selected delegates should book his/her flight directly and no later than by 31 July 2015 as the most

favourable costs for flights will be available well in advance of the conference. Should a delegate be unable to meet

this payment directly at this point, the bar association or their law firm should assist as the IBA cannot make any

reimbursement for these payments until after the conference. Please note that if the delegate does not arrive at the

conference, the IBA cannot reimburse the loss on the flight costs.

2. Each of the selected delegates should make arrangements for any necessary visas as soon as possible. If there are

problems with visas, the IBA should be notified as early as possible.

3. Accommodation will be at a hotel organized and paid for by the IBA. To assist our hotel contractor, Judy Lane

Consulting (JLC), in booking the rooms, the bar association will be asked to submit the names, address,

email address and flight details (flight number, date and time of arrival and departure times) together on one

accommodation form. JLC will confirm the rooms directly to each delegate using the email address provided.

4. A per diem of $50 per day will be provided in cash at the conference during a scholarship delegates welcome

meeting and details will be sent out about this nearer the time.


Please note that selected participants are responsible for arranging their own travel insurance to cover their travel to

the conference.

The full information is available here

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