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Gender equality in the legal professions

Plenary / Future of the EU
in deutscher Sprache

Why is the share of women among judges and prosecutors increasing while it shrinks at the level of lawyers? How can legal professionals in the public and in the private sector balance the different areas of their lives? A multi-layered examination of working conditions in Austria and abroad.

Senior Associate, Brenner & Klemm Rechtsanwälte, Vienna
President, Supreme Court, Vienna
Direktorin, Amtsgericht, Wolfratshausen
Attorney at Law, Galen Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
Redakteur, Innenpolitik und Rechtspanorama, Die Presse, Wien Chair


Senior Associate, Brenner & Klemm Rechtsanwälte, Vienna

 After finishing school in 2007, Paul Kessler studied law and founded a coaching business for students. He finished law school in 2012 and began to work as an associate for different law firms in Vienna. Besides the work as an Associate Mr. Kessler studied medical law at Johannes Kepler University Linz and worked self-employed in the commercial business and as a speaker. He passed his bar exam in 2017. On the 2nd of October 2018 Paul Kessler will establish his own law firm in Vienna.

Dr. Elisabeth LOVREK

President, Supreme Court, Vienna

1977-1981 Study of Law, University of Vienna
1987-1990 Judge, District Court Central District, Vienna
1990-1997 Judge, Vienna Regional Court, Vienna
1998-2002 Judge, Vienna Court of Appeals, Vienna
since 2003 Judge, Supreme Court Austria, Vienna
2015-2018 Vicepresident, Supreme Court, Vienna
since 2018 President, Supreme Court, Vienna

Andrea TITZ

Direktorin, Amtsgericht, Wolfratshausen

1988-1993 Studium Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Passau
1993 Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen
1993-1995 Referendariat
1996 Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen
1996-2001 Staatsanwältin, Staatsanwaltschaft Traunstein
2001-2002 Richterin, Amtsgericht, Mühldorf und Altötting
2002-2005 Richterin, Landgericht Traunstein
2005-2012 Oberstaatsanwältin, Staatsanwaltschaft München II
2012-2017 Richterin und Pressesprecherin, Oberlandesgericht München
seit 2017 Direktorin, Amtsgericht, Wolfratshausen

Dr. Margarete VON GALEN

Attorney at Law, Galen Rechtsanwälte, Berlin

 Margarete von Galen has been practicing as a lawyer in Berlin since 1983 and as a specialist criminal lawyer since 1998. She advises on compliance issues and acts as External Ombudsperson for several companies. She has published essays and decision notes, and contributed to publications in the field of criminal law. From 2004 to 2009 she was President of the Berlin Bar. She has been a Judge at the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin since 2014. She has been advising the European Commission as a member of the Commission’s Expert Group on EU criminal policy since 2012. She has been Vice-President of the CCBE since 2018.


Redakteur, Innenpolitik und Rechtspanorama, Die Presse, Wien

 Geboren 1980 in Graz, Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Wien. Seit 2004 Journalist bei der Tageszeitung "Die Presse" in Wien.

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