The Círculo del Liceo and the Peña San Raimundo hosted the Lunch-Colloquium "The Lawyer as a guarantor of the right of defense" with the lawyer Mª Eugenia Gay.
The right of defense constitutes the backbone of a social and democratic State of Law. The legal profession, as guarantor of the rights and freedoms of citizens, must ensure a free, independent, vocational and respectful exercise.
Mª Eugènia Gay has been Dean of the Barcelona Bar Association (2017 -2021) and President of the Catalan Bar Council (2020-2021). She is currently Vice President of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (CGAE), President of the Spanish Chapter of the World Jurist Association (WJA), President of the Intercollegiate Association of Professional Associations of Catalonia, President of the Mediation Commission of the Fédération Barreaux de Europe ( FBE) and Director Collective Members of the International Lawyers Union (UIA). She has also been Professor of Civil Procedural Law EPJ, Vice President of the ICAB Civil Law Section, Member of the Legal Commission for the Promotion of National Labor and Founder of Women Business & Justice.