The General Assembly of the European Lawyer’s Union, composed of all members with dues in order, convenes every year. The General Assembly decides on the general activities and objectives of the association and elects the members of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee is composed of 27 members, elected for a three-year term, as well as by former presidents of the U.A.E., who are ex officio members (please see a list of the past presidents of the U.A.E.here). The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year, usually coinciding with the Congress and the General Assembly, and elects within its members a Board for a term of two years.
The Board is responsible for the daily management of the association and is headed by the President, who represents the association, directs it work and presides over the meetings of the Executive Committee. The present Board was elected in November 2020 and is headed by Pedro de Gouveia e Melo from Lisbon, Portugal.
The U.A.E. is structured in regional and national delegations and in commissions specialised in a given area of law. The delegations and commissions regularly organise conferences, seminars and other events, and play a significant role in the life of national and regional communities. The work of delegations and commissions is coordinated by Paola Tarchini from Milan, Italy.
The European Lawyers’ Union (U.A.E.)
The European Lawyers’ Union was founded in Luxembourg in 1986 by a group of leading practitioners as a non-profit association devoted to promoting the practice of law within the European Union, the harmonization of the statute and professional and ethical practices of European lawyers, as well as to advancing the practice of E.U. law and of the law derived from the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.