Report of the Jurimus Vienna meeting by Manon Dezentjé (Marree en Dijxhoorn / NL) is available online via:
This year’s meeting will take place in Vienna from 16th - 18th June 2011. Convince your partners that this is a unique possibility to meet lawyers under 40 from all over Europe and elsewhere. Start to implement your personal network of people you can rely on with any cross-border referral. Have an inside look on the benefit of new technologies for lawyers and learn to know that a Jurismus Meeting is an experience you will never want to miss.
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See you in Vienna!
Please note your registration to the Jurismus International Meeting (PAMPLONA - july 2009) has to be sent before May 1st.
Documentation and registration form are available on www.jurismus-international-meeting.com.
Thank you for spreading the word and make sure your lawfirm will be represented.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with EUROJURIS INTERNATIONAL (+32 2 502 1882 - firstname.lastname@example.org) for any request.
We will be able to meet all again during the EUROJURIS INTERNATIONAL Practice Group Days taking place in Düsseldorf on May 8th (18.30 - Jurismus Meeting).
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See you all in Düsseldorf!
PAMPLONA: July 3rd - 4th 2009
Please find our pre-programme and updated info on http://www.jurismus-international-meeting.com/
- see all pictures on www.eurojuris.net
We started on Friday afternoon. First our colleagues Krzysztof Bąk and Piotr Ładoń (Nowakowski i Wspólnicy, Warszawa) gave a presentation on Polish competition law. The subject was that interesting, that we had a discussion on this matter. Next, Błażej Sarzalski (Ślązak, Zapiór i Partnerzy, Katowice) initiated a new form of networking, as he “forced” each of us to give a short talk on one of the subject matters we determined a moment earlier. This way the information about us were not limited to the law firm and the specialization.
Following, we spent the evening in Czarcie Kopyto (Devil’s hoof), where the tables were weighted down with the number of Polish delicacies and we were entertained by two lovely highlanders. We also found out who of us is the best in blowing the mountain horn.
Saturday morning we started with General Assembly. We watched a speech by the President of Eurojuris Polska – Adam Krause (Nowakowski i Wspólnicy, Warszawa). We were given a new task – drafting the general terms and conditions of providing services by EJP. We have chosen our National Representative – Marta Miszczuk (Nowakowski i Wspólnicy, Warszawa) was reelected.
Next, we had the opportunity to learn about business and social etiquette from Mr. Adam Jarczyński from Polish PR Agency, including clothing, behaviour in the office, protocol, as well as behaviour at the table, which we could test in practice immediately after the seminar.
The evening started with a dinner at the hotel, followed by disco with karaoke. Now we know, who sings the best and who – just loudly ;-)
We all want to express our acknowledgement and thanks to Sławomir Derek (Ślązak, Zapiór i Partnerzy, Katowice), who organized and watched over the congress. It’s a pity that you couldn’t make it. Next year we plan to make our Jurismus congress even more accessible, as it will probably take place in Gdańsk. We hope to meet you all there!
Learning how to approach and negotiate with foreign entrepreneurs is essential for all those firms with an international interest. Although nowadays there are less borders for people to do business all over the world, not all of them know the tips to make a good impression within the culture they are either approaching or approached by. Those tips about protocol within different countries and more so within market leading countries, will be put forward in the JURISMUS INTERNATIONAL MEETING at Pamplona.
You will learn the benefits from investing in a Spanish county with the best tax allowances in the country. The congress will take place in Navarre which is a Spanish county that keeps their own tax legislation among other advantages, which makes it quite attractive for foreign companies to invest.
You will have the chance to find out how the region’s entrepreneurs invest in your country as well as the opportunity to offer your assistance for their business abroad.
The NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGIES CENTRE (CENER) will open its doors only for JURISMUSSERS, you will discover what the novelties in such industry are and will have the chance to offer your collaboration to CENER’s lawyers for future projects.
And DO NOT miss the SAN FERMIN FESTIVAL!!! A once in a lifetime experience accompanied by locals!!! Accommodation and Congress will be located in Olite a nearby medieval village. Rooms at different medieval boutique hotels will be available.
COME ALONG!!! BE QUICK! First come first served!!
Pierantonio is taking the opportunity to write a franco-italian Guide which will be published by EUROJURIS FRANCE.
Olivier VIBERT, President of JURISMUS FRANCE, arranged appointments with other Parisian lawfirms and business contacts for his Italian colleague.
To get in touch with Pierantonio PAULON: http://www.paulon.eu/
Jurismussers were welcome by M. Jean-Yves Le Bouillonnec, Deputy and Mayor of CACHAN.
After a meeting on drawing up laws, Jurismussers were invited in the Benches of the Assembly.
The meeting ended with a VIP cocktail at La Questure.
See full article on: http://www.eurojuris.fr/fre/eurojuris-france/presentation/jurismus/actualites-jurismus/avocats-jurismus-assemblee.html
According to the Norwegian President, providing a friendly european experience and network to Associates allows firms to get new lawyers.
The meeting will concern two topics :
- The law market and its opportunities in France,
- Lawyers and companies : keys for a better relation.
Many thanks for the great teamwork of Julien Dervillers (member of Eurojuris France, and associate in a law Firm in Rennes called DML Avocats) and the famous Marjolaine Ratier.
More information : email@example.com
Olivier Vibert, President of Jurismus France
Pierantonio Paulon (TREVISO - ITALY) is launching his brand new website.
All pages are translated into 5 languages.
Have a look and comment!
by François HERPE, President of JURISMUS INTERNATIONAL
Since January 1st, I have the honour to run the management of the Jurismus International Network.
The latest elections (November 2007) also gave our group the opportunity to strengthen the Board, which is now leaded by 6 more young forces: Niko GEIBEN (SAARLOUIS, GERMANY), Olivier VIBERT (PARIS, FRANCE), Rasmus LUND (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK), Tim BECKER (DARMSTADT, GERMANY), Victoria CAELLES (BREMEN, GERMANY), Stefan DAUBNER (DUSSELDORF, GERMANY) and our Secretary General Marjolaine RATIER (PARIS, FRANCE).
Former Presidents Robert WOLLWEBER, Valérie CREVECOEUR, Thilo GRUTSCHNIG and Rasmus LUND have set up and developed this 8-year old group on national and international levels. Their efforts have made concrete results:
- National Representatives are named in 12 countries,
- Management of the network is now guaranteed thanks to Board members,
- Our International Meeting (June) –one country in charge each year- is more and more attractive, with more than 50 participants last year,
- National Jurismus events take place in Germany, Austria, Poland, France,
- We have set up communication tools such as the Newsletter, the blog and the forum,
- And last but not least: business does work!
This last point deserves an explanation for those who did not attend the Budapest meeting (2007). We were able to show relevant figures about the business made within Jurismus, since we carry out a survey on the issue each year. In 2007, more than 109 000 € were dealt between 16 young lawyers. Jurismus is a small network where people know and trust each other.
More than fun and pleasure to meet again, Jurismus is a tool any of you can use. Associate or Partner, Jurismus is :
- an international training for lawyers
- a first step inside the EUROJURIS network
- a force for EUROJURIS National Organizations
- a platform for B2B and B2C.
According to the latest session we had with the Jurismus International Board (feb 16th), our next main goals should be:
- Consolidating & developing the network
- Strengthening national networks
- Changing age limit, to be able to welcome lawyers till 40
- Increasing presence of Jurismussers during EUROJURIS national and international events, and national organizations
- Improving communication towards partners
- Generating new business
- Increasing business efficiency of national & international activities
- Warning Jurismussers on trends
- Creating international business
Most of all, Jurismus is now a wonderful place for creativity in business where each one of you can take part. I will be very happy to welcome you to our next Jurismus International meeting in Oslo (June 5th- 8th) http://www.jurismus-international-meeting.com/.
Let’s also participate to our forum: http://jurismus.freeforum.org/ and keep in touch with our blog : http://www.jurismus.blogspot.com/.
President of Jurismus International
Lawfirm: CORNET VINCENT SEGUREL (PARIS – NANTES)
Member of EUROJURIS FRANCE
EUROJURIS INTERNATIONAL agreed with the suggestion made by the Board of Jurismus International : Allowing lawyers to join Jurismus till 40 (instead of 35).
- lawyers from all countries of Europe may join, no matter how long studies last;
- young partners can participate to the network;
- Memberships last longer and this may consolidate the network during next years.
IFL - AVOCATS (PARIS) - Member of EUROJURIS FRANCE
President of JURISMUS FRANCE
I am very glad to succeed François HERPE in the management of Jurismus France.
The Board of Jurismus France is now set up with Julien DERVILLERS (DML, Rennes) and Marjolaine RATIER (EUROJURIS FRANCE).
Our wish is to:
- organize local Jurismus meetings (the next one will take place in Brittany)
- welcome lawyers till 40
- think about having Jurismus France tools (specific blogs or newsletter)
- organize the next Jurismus France meeting (October 17th-18th)
I wish more and more French lawyers will attend international meeting and I will make sure good promotion is made on the Oslo meeting.
See you soon!
This year's national meeting of Jurismus Germany took place in Berlin (15 - 16 February 2008). Its aim was to open young colleagues the opportunity to exchange ideas about networking and everyday’s legal work. After an extraordinary visit of the nation’s President’s residence “Schloß Bellevue” with a guided tour by the President’s Chief of Protocol the participants met at the law office of Ziefle - v. Bothmer – Heichel, where Tim Becker gave a presentation on warning letters and preliminary procedures – a very specific part of the German law of practice. At the following dinner participants had the opportunity to further discuss all aspects of this exceptional German law feature and to tighten the network with the other attendees which had joined not only from all over Germany, but also from Austria, France, Italy and Poland.
The next day was opened by a speech of Thomas Köhler who gave straight tips to master one’s basics of insolvency law, especially those dedicated to the lawyer-client relation. The following discussion focused on upcoming challenges for Jurismus, both national and international. It was introduced by a short presentation of François Herpe, President of Jurismus International, and International Board Member Niko Geiben’s report on last year’s international events. Moreover, Marta Miszczuk (Nowakowski i Wspólnicy, Warsaw), National Representative of Poland, gave insides into the newly established network of Eurojuris Poland. Participants shared their ideas of an innovative and living national network. Mike Bergemann then closed the meeting with a presentation of Baumann & Wilschke’s Berlin law office.
Nowakowski i Wspólnicy s.j.
Member of EUROJURIS POLAND & EUROJURIS INTERNATIONAL
We have a general marketing strategy contained in a so-called “strategy paper” describing the overall strategy and marketing strategy of the firm. The partner in charge of marketing regularly follows up towards each law firm department and the head of each department follows up towards the employees in that department.
In terms of advertisement, we paid for a series of advertisements in a special professional branch magazine called “DesignMatters” for and we used this to opportunity to have several personal interviews with us in other sections of the magazine. I enclose an example of the adverts.
I don’t think you get a new client only because you advertise, but combined with other activities and networking the adverts help you getting known and gives you a kind of “official recognition” in the market.
So far we have only made dinners, lunches etc, but in some cases we have invited different client in the same branch or with same interest to a common dinner. We are planning to make symposia inviting other professionals as speakers and then a large group of clients as guests. It is important not only to talk business, but to get a better personal relation, because this creates trust between you and the client. The outcome is positive, because during a dinner you get a chance to talk much more and develop ideas than during a normal meeting.
My personal marketing plan is presently under construction. It will be a plan describing what new clients to pitch on, what branches to be known in, what networks to join, a number of articles to be published. I will be part of our “Pharma-Lifescience” department and this department will have an overall marketing plan to be concretised in individual plans for each employee in this department. On a regularly basis (every week or month) the head of each department coaches each employee in relation to his/her personal plan.
The mere effort of writing down some activities and goals and to do follow up will always make you do an effort in a stressful day where clients and busy cases normally takes most of the time. If you systemize and work a according to the plan, you will get results. Many of our existing clients have come as a new client a consequence of a specific marketing activity. The same applies for selling for services to existing client.