Themed on connectivity of legal services in the new era, the 30th POLA (the Presidents of Law Association in Asia) Conference opened in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Aug 1.
The 30th POLA Conference opens in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Aug 1. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
Xiong Xuanguo, vice-minister of justice, addressed the conference's opening ceremony.
As an essential part of a country's legal system, the lawyers system also serves as an important symbol that measures the progress made in the development of the rule of law, according to the conference.
Xiong Xuanguo, vice-minister of justice, delivers his address at the conference's opening ceremony. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
Xiong emphasized that improving China's lawyers system has become an important part of China's effort to comprehensively deepen the reform and law-based governance.
The status and role of lawyers in China have become increasingly important while the importance of self-disciplinary management of the profession by the lawyers association has also been reinforced, said Xiong.
The conference proposed that the representatives from all the participating countries and regions strive to turn their consensus into outcomes in order to further improve the self-disciplinary management of lawyers and to increase the global influence of Asian lawyers.
POLA is a non-official platform for presidents of the lawyers associations in all Asian countries and regions. It discusses issues like the development of the lawyer profession in Asia and disciplinary management of the profession.