Positioned as “green firm” and focusing on “cross-industry”——1st Forum on Development and Innovation of Chinese Law Firms

About Activity


In recent years, with the smooth running of macroeconomy, China’s legal cause has seen great development. At present, the number of practicing lawyers and law firms in China has grown rapidly, however, in the face of market competition and social transformation, Chinese lawyer profession faces new challenges and tests; and the rise of new technologies such as Internet and big data put forward a higher requirement for legal services. 

In order to seek law firms’ innovative development space, promote the sound development of Chinese lawyer profession, Democracy and Legal System, Chinese Lawyer, the Green Legal Global Alliance (GLGA) and Beijing DOCVIT Law Firm jointly initiated the Forum on Development and Innovation of Chinese Law Firm to, on the basis of implementing the guiding principles of the newly revised Administrative Measures for Law Firms and Measures for the Administration of the Lawyer’s Practice, explore the development law and nature of Chinese lawyer profession and, through cross-industry communication and discussions, explore new models of law firm management and new directions of Chinese lawyer profession, striving to achieve new breakthroughs in development. We will work with all parties to cultivate the backbone force of the industry, promote the sound development of the industry, and inject new vitality and impetus into the rule of law in China, striving to build the Forum on Development and Innovation of Chinese Law Firms into the most valuable, characteristic, influential, authoritative and cohesive industry brand forum in the national lawyer profession. 

This forum centers on two themes: positioned as “green firm” and focusing on “cross-industry”, and the participants held dialogues on the related topics. Excellent law firm directors and lawyer representatives from all over the country aired their opinions on law firms’ management mechanism, culture building, market development and other topics, sharing their experience in law firm management & operation, and exchanging ideas on Chinese lawyer profession’s sound development; the speaking guests presented unique, brilliant views that involved both forward-looking, academic analysis at the macro level and case-specific field research at the micro level. 

The 1st Forum on Development and Innovation of Chinese Law Firms is a forum to study and judge the development trend of the industry, a forum for exploration and thinking, and a forum for achievements sharing and exchange. It provides the lawyers nationwide and even people in all sectors of society with an important platform for resource sharing, information exchange, problem analysis and interaction, injecting a force of innovation into China’s rule of law cause, contributing wisdom and strength to the smooth, proper functioning of Chinese lawyer profession. 

The forum has fully integrated and given play to the resource advantages, created a good study and discussion atmosphere, built an extensive communication platform, to together welcome the 19th CPC National Congress!

Activity Agenda

Session 1: Opening Ceremony 

13:30-13:35 The moderator makes opening remarks and introduces the leaders and guests 

13:35-13:55 Speeches by guests and leaders 

13:55 -14:35 Keynote speeches 

LI Xiaoxi: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations and Its Implementation in China: The Legal Guarantee Effect of Green Development 

LIU Guangchao: Positioned as “green firm” and focusing on “cross-industry”: A Common Mission of the Lawyer Profession 

Session 2: Forum Launch Ceremony, Moderator: LIU Guiming 

14:35-14:40 Forum Launch Ceremony 

Session 3: High-end dialogue: The choice of “Green Firm”: sound development of law firms; moderator: MA Huijuan

Topic 1: How to promote the sound development of the industry from a law firm's perspective 

Topic 2: Corporatized or commission-based: choice confusion and integration trend 

Topic 3: From law firm to ”green firm”: law firms’ management nature and development model innovation 

Topic 4: The importance of lawyers' physical and mental health to building a green law firm and a happy law firm 

Topic 5: How to reflect differentiated development and core competitiveness of law firms 

14:40-15:10 Keynote speeches 

15:10-15:40 Topic speeches 

15:40-15:55 Free speeches 

15:55-16:10 Tea break 

Session 4: Theme Salon: The charm of “cross-industry”: on law firms’ development and innovation; moderator: YUN Dahui 

Topic 1: Is lawyers’ cross-industry the result of the industry's inherent law or an innovation of development ideas 

Topic 2: The important role of market innovation in law firms’ green development and cross-industry integration 

Topic 3: The industry needs “law+internet”, or “internet+ law”

Topic 4: The boundary and degree of lawyers’ cross-industry: be a legal professional or a businessman of law 

Topic 5: Can cross-industry help law firms break through the market and talent dilemmas 

16:14-16:40  Keynote speeches

16:40-17:10  Topic speeches

17:10-17:25  Free speeches

Session 5: Free discussion 

17:25-17:55  Free discussion

Session 6: Closing Ceremony 

17:55-18:00 Closing speech

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  • 2017-03-22

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