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The President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers

The President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers is elected by the Council of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia

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According to paragraph 3, article 37 of the Federal Law “On Legal Practice and the Bar in the Russian Federation” the Council of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia elects the President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers from its members for a term of four years. The President’s position cannot be occupied by the same person for more than two terms in a row.

The President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers:

- represents the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers in relations with governmental authorities, local government bodies, non-governmental associations and other organizations, as well as individuals, acting on behalf of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers with full authority;

- issues powers of attorney and makes transactions on behalf of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers, disposes of property of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers by the decision of the Council of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers according to the budget and nature of the property;

- employs and dismisses the staff of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers;

- convenes sessions of the Council of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers;

- enforces the decisions of the Council of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers and the All-Russian Congress of Advocates.

The first President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia was Evgeny Semenyako, in office from 2003 to 2015.

In January 2015 Yury Pilipenko was elected as President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia. 

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