The Association’s centennial
Finnish Bar Association Centennial
The Finnish Bar Association celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. The theme of the anniversary is The attorney safeguards the rule of law. In particular, we want to highlight the work of attorneys-at-law and its significance for our society. It is our hope that the Bar Association’s centennial will increase awareness of why an attorney-at-law is the best choice for counsel.
We will create this celebration together.
Advocacy in its current form dates back to 13th-century France. In Finland, professional advocacy began in the early 17th century under Swedish rule. After Finland gained its independence, the attorneys of our nation organised themselves, and the Finnish Bar Association was founded in Turku in 1919.
We will arrange a variety of events for our members, elected officials and stakeholders during our centennial.
- 25 January 2019 Centennial Attorney Seminar, Messukeskus
- 14 June 2019 Centennial meeting of the Delegation, Turku
- 23 August 2019 Finnish Bar Association 100 Years gala and banquet, Helsinki
Events organised by the Bar Association’s chapters:
- 26 April 2019 Päijät-Häme, On-duty attorneys at the library from 10:00 to 17:00.
- 24 May 2019 Centennial seminar of the Finnish Bar Association’s Oulu chapter with the theme “The attorney safeguards the rule of law”, Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu. The subjects on the agenda include the criminal procedure, asylum issues and children’s rights. The keynote speakers are Markku Fredman, Elina Pirjatanniemi and Laura Kalliomaa-Puha. Additional information: Markus Pöhö, Markus(a)poho.fi.
- 17 July 2019, 18:00 to 20:00 Satakunta chapter’s cocktail party for stakeholders at Porin Raatihuone.
- 23 to 25 August 2019 Turun Messut, the Turku chapter presents attorney services
- 20 September 2019 Centennial gala of the Häme chapter, Tampere-talo, Sorsapuistosali
- Late September to early October Public lectures in Rauma and Pori – The documents of your life: wills, powers of trusteeship, marriage settlements.
Dreams change the world
The Finnish Bar Association’s centennial video gives an impressive introduction to the fundamental values that guide the work of attorneys-at-law.