The IBA Litigation Newsletter - published by the IBA and released during the IBA’s annual conference in Seoul - is curated and edited by Jane Colston and Sandrine Giroud of Lalive. Below the Co-editors discuss their efforts to make the newsletter more diverse in all respects.

"Over the last few editions of this newsletter, we have sought to make it more diverse in terms of content, with articles dealing with more than just legal topics and trends.

We have curated articles on wellbeing and diversity. We have interviewed some of our well-known Committee members and leaders on their thoughts and tips as litigators. We have obtained articles on building teams and expanded our focus on some of the ‘soft’ skills required to adjust to the changes of our always-evolving profession.

In this edition, we continue with our diversity series, collecting personal experiences and firms’ initiatives from various litigators engaged in supporting changes for more inclusive and efficient teams. We also address the challenge of juggling work-life balance and explore why emotional intelligence is an underestimated treasure for litigators, giving them a competitive advantage at a time when technology is making inroads into the practice of law. There are even some tips on the benefits of yoga.

Our ‘Welcome to’ series also continues, with a focus on Milan – the host city of the Litigation Conference on Private International Law in October – and on Buenos Aires, which is the location for next year’s Annual Litigation Forum. All that and then a wealth of jurisdictional updates from our members worldwide.

We hope you enjoy this edition and learn as much as we have while curating it. We are now thinking of new articles, so if you have any ideas or feedback do let us know. Entries for a proposed new article on what will you do after work?’ are also welcome.

Finally, please note that all the current and past newsletter articles are easily accessible on the Litigation Committee’s webpages."

This article was first published in the IBA Litigation Committee newsletter in September 2019, and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.