The German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) comprises 252 local bar associations and more than 61,000 individual lawyers. It represents the interests of the German legal profession at the national, European and international level. I am honoured to have been appointed to its Civil Litigation Committee (Zivilverfahrensausschuss).
The Civil Litigation Committee currently has nine members. It is of the German Bar’s 40 specialised committees that monitor legislative proposals at the domestic and the European level. Typically, it will submit opinions, setting out the German Bar’s position on policy issues and provide input on legislative proposals. As the new government plans to overhaul and modernize civil procedure, these are exiting times to join the committee.
In related news, zpoblog.de, the German civil procedure blog to which I contribute on a regular basis has moved to the German Bar Association website. If you read German, check it out!