Dear All
Summer is here!! A number of events have been lined up throughout the month to enjoy this summer (not by LAZ) starting with the Stanbic Jazz festival that took place this weekend… a great mix of walking down memory lane, music for the young and young at heart and good old African and Zambian rhythm!
Am sure most of us are praying for the rains for various reasons ranging from running away from this wonderful heat to the famers being able to feed us and to a possible end to our ZESCO blues!
A few quick reminders and announcements on the following events that we thought would interest you…
 Public Discussion – Implications of holding a Referendum alongside the General Elections – Wednesday 7th October, 2015, Southern Sun.
 LAZ and ISLP – Commercial Law Training, Lusaka 15 & 16th October, 2015
 IBA Africa Regional Forum -, Livingstone 18-20th November, 2015
 IBA and LSSA Ethic Event -The New Frontiers of Legal Ethics, Emperors Palace Conference Centre, Kempton Park, 16th November, 2015
Please scroll down for more information.
PUBLIC DISCUSSION – IMPLICATIONS OF HOLDING A REFERENDUM ALONGSIDE THE GENERAL ELECTIONS

Professor Hansungule will hold a public lecture today Wednesday 7th October, at 18hrs at the Southern Sun Hotel. The lecture will address the topic: Implications of holding a Referendum Alongside the General Elections.
You are all encouraged to attend and participate in the discussions.
LAZ AND ISLP COMMERCIAL LAW TRAINING – LUSAKA
The Association in collaboration with the International Seniopr Lawyers Project (ISLP) will be holding a 2 day training in Commercial Law.
Dates : 15th and 16th October, 2015
Place : Cresta Golfview Hotel, Lusaka
Early Registration: K3,000.00 (up to 9th October, 2015)
Late Registration: K3,200.00 (up to 14th October, 2015)
Main Course Facilitator: Mr. Graig O. White, Hahn Loeser, Cleveland.
Who should attend: Legal practitioners, Accountants, Academics, Judges, Policy makers, Bankers, researchers and any other interested persons.
Registration fees cover Course materials, teas & lunches during the training.
For more details contact the LAZ Secretariat.
IBA AFRICA REGIONAL FORUM
Early Registration for the Africa Regional Forum ends today!!
Registration is still open for registration and other details visit the IBA website, the LAZ website or contact the LAZ Secretariat.
Conference Topics will include:
• The state of Constitutionalism and the rule of law in Africa
• Developing your practice and improving competitiveness of law firms in Africa
• Inward investment in Africa – discussion of the issues
• Recent developments in the relationship between business and human rights
• Improving your service to your corporate clients – What your In-house counsel really wants?
• Mergers & Acquisitions across Africa
• Capital markets
• Key elements of advising financers, contractors and owners in major infrastructure projects
• The role of alternative dispute resolution and judicial case management in the administration of justice
• The relationship between the African Union and the International Criminal Court and the future of International Criminal Justice
• Bar Leaders Day focussed on ‘Achieving Excellence in Africa’ – the Bar Association’s responsibility to improve the profession
• Young Lawyers Training day covering fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice
Who should attend?
Lawyers, both private and in-house, judges, bar leaders, policy makers and others interested in legal developments in the African region.
IBA/LSSA ETHIC EVENT – THE NEW FRONTIERS OF LEGAL ETHICS
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will be hosting an Ethics event, in association with the IBA, on 16 November 2015 at Emperors Palace. The programme is aimed at attorneys under 35 and will deal with the New Frontiers of Legal Ethics.
Registration fee of R150 (VAT incl).
The new frontiers of legal ethics present risks and challenges to all legal professionals, especially to young attorneys new to these dynamics. However, attorneys can position themselves to be leaders in these areas, promoting the integrity of their profession and making ethical competence an asset in their careers.

This seminar will draw on the IBA International Principles on Conduct for the Legal Profession as well as other IBA and LSSA instruments, to provide practical and engaging ethics training for young attorneys. Speakers are international and local experts.
5 slots are available for Lawyers in the SADC region and therefore the participants will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
Deadline for receipt of SADC nominees: on or before 30 October 2015.
For details contact the SADCLA Secretariat.

Remember to sit under a shade, drink lots of water not beer.
Keep cool & enjoy the weekend and the beer fest!

Kindest Regards!
Hope N. Chanda

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