THE LEGAL PROFESSION, THE CITYZENSHIP´S VOICE
It is a great honor to address this message to all our members regarding the Festivity of Sant Raimon de Penyafort which we shall be celebrating with great enthusiasm in the beginning of February. Certainly, it represents an expression of gratitude to the Barcelona legal profession, with its commitment and perseverance in the defense of the rights and freedoms of the citizens, contributing to the writing of the most important pages of our esteemed Institution.
This year, the circumstances force us to be extremely prudent and cautious, but despite having to adapt the spaces and the celebration of the events in accordance with the limitation of capacity, distance and security measures, we will honor our Colleagues who accomplish 50 years with the Bar, precisely to thank and recognize the imprint of those who have been witnesses and leading with the important social and legal transformations of the recent decades, guaranteeing the right of defense with their professional practice and the materialization of the Rule of Law, under the guidance of democratic postulates.
In the same spirit, we will be presenting the Awards and Medals of the Bar highlighting the effort, tenacity and drive of the jurists who have contributed, with dedication, to strengthen our profession by promoting, at the same time, the values of respect, probity and loyalty, both inside and outside the Courts.
The Formal Session will be an excellent opportunity to remember how Law must serve to improve the lives of people and also to vindicate the humanist ideals of equal opportunities and social justice, and today we must add the necessary cohesion, co-governance and sustainability, in order to meet the urgent cross-border challenges we are facing to.
Precisely, the Legal Profession, the voice of the citizens, listens, collects and defends, through the word, the main concerns of society, and for this reason on the occasion of the Festivity of Sant Raimon de Penyafort we will share knowledge, analysis and dialogue in order to be informed of the legal news through useful, rigorous and quality training, with top-level speakers and an enormous vocation. As every year, these meetings will enable us to deepen into current issues which enrich our professional background
Today, more than ever, our citizenship needs Lawyers committed to act under scrupulous respect for professional ethics and who seek the continuous improvement of the legal system in order to get adapted to the new social realities that derive from the digital era, in which we are fully immersed, ensuring that changes contribute to strengthen the inherent rights in the dignity of the human being. Only if we are able to place the lives and dignity of people at the center of all technological development and advancement, as superior goods to protect, will we build a strong, fair and solidary legal system that will advance humanity.
Governing Board Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB)