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Exchange of experience

The Russian and Kyrgyz Bar

The Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 25.04.2016 15:43

Executive vice-president of the Russian Federal Chamber of Advocates Andrey Suchkov visited Bishkek as an expert on the issues of institutional establishment and development of the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic. The visit took place at the invitation of the Council of Advocates of the Kyrgyz Republic in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

The representative of the Russian Bar had a meeting with members of the Council of Advocates of the Kyrgyz Republic and its president Gulniza Kozhomova, the senior executives and members of the Board of regional bar associations of Kyrgyzstan, Ethics Commission and Audit Commission of the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic. Among the issues in discussion were organization of activity of the Bar and legal practices, professional and ethical standards, disciplinary procedures and liability of advocates, organization and financing of government-funded legal assistance, advocates’ work on pro bono programs. In the Study Center for Advocates under the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic the parties exchanged experience concerning organization and methods of professional development for advocates.

Andrey Suchkov gave an expert opinion and prepared recommendations on several lines of development of the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic. In the course of meetings, leading positions of the Kyrgyz Bar were mentioned in the field of legalizing the diversity of forms of legal practices, possibility of entering into a legal assistance agreement - both on behalf of an advocate and a legal practice, achieving protection of professional rights of an advocate and client-advocate privilege in particular matters. These issues, as well as a number of other ones, are yet to be resolved by the Russian Bar in the course of reforming the legal services market.

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