The Indian Lawyers Association (“ILA”) was founded in 2018 and is a voluntary professional organization for the legal professionals of India. Membership is open to lawyers, judges, professors, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession. The ILA has been formed to shape the future of the legal profession throughout India.

ILA aims to support the legal profession by offering access to practical resources for legal professionals to help improve the administration of justice, establish ethical codes, and develop a professional network. ILA promotes an exchange of information between the hundreds of ILA Chapters nationwide.

ILA hosted its maiden ILACON on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Taj Palace, New Delhi. The one-day event saw more than 800 lawyers from different parts of India in attendance. Chugh LLP was the title sponsor of the event.

There were two plenary sessions on “India 2050” and “The Age of the General Counsels”, chaired by Mr. Navneet Chugh, Managing Partner, Chugh LLP.  There were 14 break-out sessions on topics such as Direct, Indirect Tax and GST- What’s in it for Lawyers? The USA & India Perspective, Challenges in Corporate Law vis a vis FEMA, Current Challenges to ADR in India, Why is the superior gender 450,000 short?, Starting and Managing your Practice , How to pitch to General Counsels?, What will happen to law in the 4th industrial revolution?, What do Clients want?, Seven Secrets of Happiness for Lawyers, Future of Law in India, Marketing your practice , How to ace Supreme Court Practice?, Compliance and Corruption Issues in Global M and A; and Career Guidance for Law Students

Speakers included eminent lawyers like from across the country like AS Chandhiok ,  Lalith Bhasin, Manish Lamba, Bhuwan Ribhu, Abhay Mishra, Kalindee Mehta, Amar Sundaram, Rajeev Chopra, Aditi Chopra and Deepak Acharya.