UIA names Jacqueline Scott as new president

The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) has named Jacqueline Scott as its new president.

Posted vendredi, novembre 24 2023
UIA names Jacqueline Scott as new president

The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) has named Jacqueline Scott as its new president.

Jacqueline is a Washington, DC-based lawyer and co-founder of the law firm FortneyScott.

A member of the UIA since 2003, she is an internationally renowned lawyer whose diverse practice includes business, international and employment law.

As president of the UIA, Jacqueline has responsibility for overseeing and leading the UIA’s attorney members in 110 countries.

UIA fosters professional development and the exchange of information and ideas internationally, promotes the rule of law, defends the independence and freedom of lawyers worldwide, and emphasizes friendship, collegiality and networking among members.

In her new role, Jacqueline explained her vision for the UIA and its members, stating that, "as lawyers, we come from many different countries, speak dozens of different languages and have varying politics and cultures too numerous to count. Yet, we are all part of the lawyer nation - we speak the same legal language, we have the same values, we are beholden to the principles of our profession -- confidentiality, due process, fair trial, and adequate representation”.

“We share as our common purpose zealous and independent representation of our clients, and, most importantly, our raison d'être is the defense of the rule of law. This is what binds us together, even when circumstances might pull us apart,” she added.

Regarding her new responsibilities as the UIA’s president, she said: “I am looking forward to an exciting year in which we expand the UIA’s membership and services. My personal and professional experiences, as well as my service and commitment to UIA, have given me a deep and comprehensive understanding of the essential role of lawyers and Bars and the issues facing our profession".