Forming lawyers and judges, Cnf and the School of Advocacy indicate the future – Doubt

Universities, lawyers and the judiciary are the places where lawyers are created, trained and work. A triad that accommodates the changes brought about by the reforms and new demands that are made from time to time in different historical periods. On the future of the university, the legal profession and the judiciary yesterday, during four round tables in the main hall of the Sapienza in Rome, some of the main figures of the jurisdiction discussed.

The conference was organized by Capitoline University in collaboration with the National Bar Council and the Advanced School of Advocacy. To do the honor of the house, headmaster, Antonella Polimeniand the dean of the Faculty of Law, Oliviero Diliberto. The first round table was opened by the president of the CNF, Maria Masi. “The theme for the study day – he said – is very current. Many reforms have been approved and others are underway. The interest that characterizes the new profiles linked to the figure of the lawyer is always great. This is accompanied by a path of reforms regarding access to the profession”. In this context, Masi noted, there is no shortage of untuned notes. «We hope – he added – for a new form of examination which cannot fail to take into account a serious deepening in terms of basic education that comes from the university. The initiative organized by La Sapienza University is a valuable opportunity for a constructive discussion ». According to Masi, efforts must be multiplied to give the training an increasingly precise identity and usability for its users. Indeed, the educational offer plays an important role in terms of the expectations of those who undertake a particular study career and then enter working life. Another line of thought offered by the chairman of the CNF was the competitiveness of the legal profession: “A once uncompromising concept for the lawyer”. “We need to understand – he concluded – what kind of lawyers we want. We need to be able to identify paths and strengthen the skills that arise from them”.

The President Emeritus of the CNF Guido Alpa he expressed words of praise to Maria Masi, the first woman to lead the Via del Government Vecchio, for the results achieved “in a very delicate and complex period”. “The law study plan – said Alpa – that forms the lawyer must be built with reference to a reality in motion, which must be guided by a conscious and competent lawyer”. Future advocacy can be redesigned based on the number of members. “Today – he added – 261,000 lawyers are a problem with the market, behaviour, ethics and placement in the workplace. The competitiveness must be performed by lawyers based on quality. The legal profession is intellectual. The lawyer is not an entrepreneur. He does not need to be an entrepreneur, nor does he need to become an entrepreneur. This thing that has not been understood and I have experienced it personally. The 2012 reform, Law 247, was a conquest of the advocacy against the opinion of the government of the day. Lawyers, in their high and important history, have always maintained their qualifications, their ethics and their dignity. And dignity, “clarified Alpa,” means fair compensation. We had to insist on introducing rules that would correct the reforms that had overwhelmed the rates and put lawyers in a position where they suffered at the hands of their more powerful counterparts.

A situation that was socially and morally questionable’. Another important exponent of advocacy, Vincenzo Di Maggio, took a very realistic picture of the wearer’s condition or hoped to wear it. “Certain crucial, evolutionary aspects of our profession cannot be underestimated”, began the director of the CNF. “It is undeniable – he said – that in addition to the preparedness, there is a growing crisis. This crisis is witnessed by the decline in law school admissions, the decline in GP admissions and the growing flight from professional registries to a comfortable approach in the ranks of the public administration, in the hope of being confirmed indefinitely. On the one hand, I welcome the fact that our registries are no longer considered parking spaces for “those suspended”, on the other hand, I cannot help but agree with those who blame the governance, which turned out to be out of able to give convincing answers or interpret the needs of young people and at times even to frustrate their aspirations in the name of a selection that, on the contrary, has caused a gap, for example, in the state’s need for doctors necessary to deal not only with the pandemic, but also general administration ». According to Di Maggio, «it is therefore important to explore new horizons and perhaps once and for all to redesign the future of our children together, to rearrange their paths, to give awareness and awareness of their future choices and their careers, and to shorten the time of their deployment in the world of work”.

The round table on the new ways of accessing the legal profession and on the mechanisms that regulate it was moderated by Giovanna Ollà, Vice President of the Higher School of Advocacy. “The didactics of forensic medicine schools – he pointed out – is characterized by a new method, which is no longer of the frontal type, but focuses on the casuistic method. The practice is brought back to evaluate the logic and construction skills in a practical case. A complex control system is also envisaged. The formation and construction of applications within a real archive, subject to ongoing updates, originates from the work of a central commission appointed by the Ministry of Justice ». The bar associations are central to the new forms of practice. The lawyer Ollà reflected on a recent position of the National Forensic Association, with which a kind of return to the past is drawn, which should not be stigmatized. “Proposing to remove mandatory internships to bring future lawyers back to law firms is not a provocation,” Ollà said. “Anf – he concluded – has made the law aware of a very specific subject for forensic medicine policy. It is a behind-the-scenes problem that has its own why’.