Pauline McBride has been appointed as UK expert to the Futures Committee of The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). The role of the committee is to examine the challenges to the European legal profession presented by a combination of increasing globalisation, advances in technology and the rise of the unregulated sector. The Committee also aims to promote legal innovation and support technological developments of the legal profession in accordance with its rules of professional conduct and core values.
McBride said, “I am delighted to accept this role with the CCBE. The CCBE has an important role as the voice of European lawyers and in upholding the values of the rule of law, democracy and human rights. It has devoted considerable attention to the challenges posed by the digitalisation of the justice sector and the adoption of digital technologies and AI by law firms. I look forward to contributing to the CCBE’s work in this area.”