Merete Smith

Norwegian Bar Association

Merete Smith has been Chief Executive of the Norwegian Bar Association for nine years. She came to the Bar Association from a position as an Appeal Court Justice in Oslo. Smith has also worked many years in the Ministry of Justice, and she has been a deputy judge and a an associate at Wikborg Rein. Smith went to law school at University of Oslo and Georgetown University.

Session details


Lawyers' duty of confidentiality and new ethical questions

onsdag, 21.11
12.30 to 13.15

Key questions addressed:

  • Why is lawyers’ duty of confidentiality a central part of Rule of Law?
  • What are the ethical duties of lawyers ?
  • What are the ways forward on the confidentiality issues?