1st Forum on Development and Innovation of Chinese Law Firms

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! 

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Beijing Docvit Law Firm (Docvit in short), which was established in 2003, is one of the few earliest law firms instituted as a corporation rather than partnership in China. Aimed at building a high quality law firm with professional competence, Docvit fostered innovation under its unique system of operating as a large-scale corporation. Benefited with its core-competitiveness, such as international insights and full IT application management mode, to name some of them, Docvit pursued cross-border development and established an image of high-end brand in a industrialized market. In 2015, Docvit was ushered into a “3.0 era” of moderate-scale development, which witnessed the gradual formation of nation-wide and world-wide layout with the start-up of branch offices in Tianjin, Jinan, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taiyuan, Hong Kong, London and other places in succession.