The BRICS Legal Talent Programme represents a theoretical and practical legal course for young lawyers from the five BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
The Programme is hosted annually by the BRICS Legal Forum whose participants are representatives of the legal communities of BRICS member states.
In terms of Forums held in China and India, each year a member state is responsible for organising the BRICS Legal Talent Programme for young lawyers. As the last Forum conference was held on 23 and 24 August 2018 in South Africa, the latest Talent Programme will also be hosted by South Africa.
The Programme exposes young lawyers from the other Forum member states to the host country’s legal system and framework within the broader areas of law identified by the Forum as key areas of law. Expert committees whose members are nominated by the member states are responsible for determining these areas. The nominated members are generally legal practitioners and academics.
Currently, the areas of law identified are:
1. Arbitration and mediation;
2. Contracts and Company Law;
3. Financial and Tax Law;
4. ICT and “the internet of things”- IOT. This a new area identified at the Russia conference in November 2017.
5. Human Rights and the Rule of Law. This is a new area identified at the South African Conference held in August 2018.
Brazil | Brazilian Bar Association
Russia | Association of Lawyers of Russia
India | Bar Association of India
China | China Law Society
South Africa | Law Society of South Africa