U.G.A.I. Unione Giovani Avvocati
Young Italian Lawyers Union
More than ten years ago, from
26th to 28th June 1997, a number of lawyers’ committees,
formed within the local bar associations, gathered in Verona
to contrast the “Mirone Reform”, a draft bill that would have
rendered the access to the legal profession much more
difficult for the Italian young. In order to make their voices
heard, they decided to join forces and found A.N.P.A. , the
original association of U.G.A.I. – The Young Italian Lawyers'
Today, like then, U.G.A.I. is
determined to support the young Italian lawyers’ cause through
an organized and united structure; U.G.A.I.’s membership is
open to young professionals admitted to the bar for no longer
than eight years.
Among Italian lawyers
associations, the Young Italian Lawyers Union has always
played a prominent role in the debate on the legal profession
and its members have steadily increased over the years.
U.G.A.I.’s political weight is also witnessed by the fact that
its views are often reported by the national media.
U.G.A.I. can count on its
foreign representatives and has forged friendship with
like-minded foreign associations, the aim being not only to
share experiences but possibly to create a federal structure
representing young European lawyers.
The Young Italian Lawyers
Union campaigns to get equal opportunities for women and men
in the field of law. Our recent report shows that in Europe
only the Italian bar council has no woman in its 26 members of
The U.G.A.I. is not
apolitical because it is aware of the important role political
relationships play in defending the expectations of young
lawyers by pursuing the liberalisation and the deregulation of
the legal profession.
Even though U.G.A.I. is an
organization that primarily focuses on young Italian lawyers,
its strategic aim is to contribute to the long awaited reform
of Italian justice, also thanks to the support of the
U.G.A.I.’s legal studies centre.
We invite you to join and
support U.G.A.I. and thus contribute the success of our
initiatives in favour of young lawyers in Italy and abroad.