European Lawyers’ Electronic IDs

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has published guidelines for electronic ID cards to be used by European lawyers.  Each Member State would issue cards embedded with an electronic chip to its lawyers, enabling lawyers to operate easily throughout Europe. The CCBE, which represents over 700,000 lawyers from the European Union and European Economic Area through bars and law societies,  produces the existing CCBE ID cards.  However, it hopes to enhance cross-border interoperability by adding the electronic chips to the cards for better tracking.  As envisioned, any lawyer with such card would have met minimum technical standards agreed by all the Member States.

Many thanks to Aaron Schildhaus, liasion from the ABA’s Section of International Law to the CCBE, for drawing this to my attention.


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