Welcome Speech by Commissioner Věra Jourová
Opportunities for Women in Law
We are the stellar examples of what women can achieve in law. We have proven the value and importance of female legal experts on a national and international level. We have struggled and fought to get to where we are now. We have seized opportunities and made good use of the opportunities we were given. However, more often than not our achievements are still isolated cases for women even today. Let us, therefore, support each other and fellow women in their legal careers and strengthen cooperation between women in legal professions.
Dr. Alix Frank-Thomasser
founder of the Austrian law firm Alix Frank Rechtsanwälte GmbH, is a 2018 recipient of the Lawyers Monthly Women in Law Award. She is an outstanding female lawyer, who has proven herself as a legal expert. Throughout her career, she has influenced the wider legal profession not only in her Austrian jurisdiction but also on the European stage.
Enjoy a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience and waltz the night away at one of Vienna’s most prestigious balls of the season: the Ball of Legal Professionals 2019, Saturday March 2, 2019, in the state rooms of the Imperial Palace Hofburg Vienna.
In the heart of Europe
Vienna has been named the world’s best city to live in for the ninth consecutive year. Enjoy Vienna’s cultural diversity and wonderful attractions like the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Opera House or the Burgtheater (photo above).