Business programme

Professionalism in the Law – the Path to the Future

Congress Centre, conference hall B2
Law and Society
A proper legal culture is essential to the development of the rule of law in Russia. Without it, values and constitutional foundations such as the rule of law, the priority of man, and human rights and freedoms cannot be fully enacted. At the same time, professional legal assistance and strict observance of the norms of law and ethics by lawyers are vital components in this regard. Indeed, they are essential to fostering a legal culture, positive legal consciousness, and responsible behaviour on the part of the public. And yet, the quality of legal services provided to citizens and organizations is often lacking. It is therefore important to understand what personal and business qualities lawyers should possess today. Is it crucial for there to be lawyers with a narrow specialization in specific civil, criminal and administrative cases, or more generalists? What skills and abilities, in addition to legal knowledge, should a lawyer possess today?


Elena Borisenko
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank


Konstantin Abramov
Chairman, Public Council under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Sergey Belov
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Head of the Department of Constitutional Law, St Petersburg University
Viktor Blazheyev
Rector, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Evgeny Zabarchuk
First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Elena Zakharkina
Deputy Director, Federal Bailiff Service
Svetlana Orlova
Auditor of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Pligin
Co-chair, Association of Lawyers of Russia

Front row participants

Oleg Vavilov
Director of the Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kuznets
Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department 104, Gazprom
Sergey Malikov
Deputy Director for Research, Russian Academy of Sciences