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Cooperation with governmental authorities

The Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers has its representatives in the executive and legislative authorities, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation _MG_3697.jpg

In order to successfully perform the socially important function of the Bar to provide professional legal assistance to the Russian citizens, governmental authorities provide guarantees for independence of the Bar, finance the activity of advocates who render free legal assistance to Russian citizens in cases provided by law, as well as provide premises and means of communications for advocates upon necessity. The Federal Chamber of Lawyers participates in expert studies of drafts of federal and regional laws regarding advocate’s activity and the Bar. Representatives of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers express a consolidated opinion on all draft laws concerning the interests of the Bar.

The Federal Chamber of Lawyers interacts with judicial authorities that execute the functions of law enforcement, control and supervision of the Bar on the issues of:
- providing Russian citizens with professional legal assistance free of charge on appointment of judicial and investigative authorities and in other cases provided by federal legislation;
- maintaining registers of advocates;
- participating in the work of qualification commissions of regional bar chambers of the Russian Federation on the issues of occupational clearance and consideration of complaints against advocates.

Collaboration agreements are signed with the Judicial Department under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, the human right commissioner in the Russian Federation, the business rights commissioner. This cooperation includes information exchange, consultations, elaboration and development of measures that require joint participation.

A cooperation agreement is signed with the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring. The President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers is a member of the Advisory board under the Interdepartmental Commission on countering money laundering and financing terrorism.

The Federal Chamber of Lawyers participates in law-drafting activities, cooperating with special purpose committees of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Committee on constitutional legislation, Committee on legal and judicial issues), committees of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation and Committee on constitutional legislation and state-building), as well as the Commission on legislative drafting activities of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Legal Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation. The Federal Chamber of Lawyers participates in expert reviews of draft federal and regional laws concerning advocate’s activity and the Bar. Representatives of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers express a consolidated opinion on all draft laws that affect the interests of the Bar.

The Federal Chamber of Lawyers has its representatives in the executive and legislative authorities, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. 

DOCUMENTS
Federal Law

31.05.2002

"On the practice of law and the legal profession in the Russian Federation"

Charteron the fundamental principles of advocate’s activity

19.05.2016

Done at VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

International Principles on Social Media Conduct for the Legal Profession

24.05.2014

Adopted on 24 May 2014 by the International Bar Association