James Lewis is Director of Media Content at the International Bar Association. Paul Crick is an Independent Consultant for the International Bar Association. The International Bar Association is the world's leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and 206 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.