The purpose of this event was to inquire in a broad sense into the question of the integration of legal profession in the Balkan Region, and the implications for us as lawyers. In that context, we addressed the main issues that we as lawyers encounter during the practicing of our profession and discuss the main underlying tensions, such as the question of WHAT can we do to foster and develop our legal profession to prepare ourselves for the competitive EU legal market at an early stage of the integration process.

At the same time, we provided lawyers with answers in regard to their main concerns and issues related to the poor academic system, lack of practical possibilities within the country and lack of skills and qualities impacting the future of professionalism and legal profession in Macedonia. We all agreed that being aware of the issues in terms of our professionalism and acknowledging the fact that we need to integrate our profession, was the first main concern for them as lawyers