Katarina Emeršič Polić (Attorney at Law & Partner)
During her studies she spent a winter semester in the 4th year at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. She was a member of the Faculty of Law’s team at the international competition Concours européen des droits de l’homme René Cassin held entirely in French, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She was also a member of the team at the World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which was carried out in English and French at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Both teams were in the semifinals of the competitions. Last but not least, she also received two awards at the competition Model United Nations, which was held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in Rome. In 2020 and 2021, Katarina mentored a group of students from the Faculty of Law, who excelled at the above mentioned international competition Concours européen des droits de l'homme René Cassin. In 2022, she was a judge at the Helga Pedersen International Moot Court Competition (formerly known as the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition).
In 2015, she was working as a legal adviser at the EU delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and was among other things responsible for reporting on developments in the committees of legal experts and issued judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. In 2016, she was a legal adviser at the interstate organization Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean in Malta. During this time she also participated in the LGBT legal counseling office, where she advised LGBT persons and provided them with information on their legal status and legal channels to assert their rights. In November 2016, she joined the Law Firm Pirc Musar & Partners. In January 2021, she was admitted to the Slovenian bar as an attorney at law. As of May 2021, she is a member of the delegation of the Slovenian Bar Association to the Council of Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). In October 2022, Katarina successfully completed her training as a mediator. In December 2022, she became a partner in the Law Firm.
Katarina is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Areas of Practice:
- Labour Law
- Tort Law
- Medical Law
- Human Rights
- International Law
- Family Law
- Commercial Law
- Law Faculty Ljubljana, Argument of human dignity in Slovene (constitutional) jurisprudence (2014)
- Law Faculty Ljubljana, The right to water in international law (2016)
- Council of Europe in Strasbourg
- Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
- LGBT legal counseling office
- Law Firm Pirc Musar & Partners