UNBA Vice President Valentyn Gvozdiy visits Zaporizhzhia to express support for local advocates
Valentyn Gvozdiy, Vice President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), visited Zaporizhzhia, where he met with the leadership of the Bar Council and the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Bar.
The human rights situation becomes even more volatile in times of war, requiring greater vigilance and resilience from defense lawyers.
Despite the occupation of part of the territory, Zaporizhzhia lawyers work tirelessly to protect the rights of those who need it most.
In the future, the UNBA will continue to cooperate with advocates in the frontline regions, providing them with support and resources to further strengthen their work, and develop professional knowledge and skills that will allow them to effectively solve problems and ensure the protection of the rights of Ukrainian citizens.
Legal fees: how much do lawyers pay abroad
In all countries, advocates pay contributions to ensure the implementation of bar self-government in one way or another. Sometimes they are higher, sometimes lower. Sometimes it depends on the region or the length of service of the advocate. Some bar associations introduce the possibility of installments.
Financial monitoring: when a lawyer must submit reports to the Ministry of Justice
Attorneys, law firms and law associations become specially designated subjects of initial financial monitoring only when they support certain transactions. Therefore, they must ensure the organization and conduct of initial financial monitoring.
Problems of the FLA system were discussed by the Ombudsman
Due to the lack of control established by law, the quality of legal aid provision in the country is gradually declining. And experienced lawyers lose motivation to cooperate with the FLA system.
The circle of FLA recipients should be expanded, - BCU
Although the UNBA Committee on Legal Aid has consistently advocated for narrowing the list of persons entitled to free legal aid, there is one category of citizens in Ukraine who are unreasonably restricted in their right to receive such aid.
How lawyers subject to financial monitoring should report to the Ministry of Justice - clarification of the BCU
Attorneys, law firms and associations, in cases where they are specially designated subjects of primary financial monitoring, must submit reports to the relevant interregional departments of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
Advocate's fee in 2024: BCU reminded the amount
The annual contribution to ensure the implementation of the bar self-government is traditionally tied to the amount of the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons established as of January 1 of the relevant calendar year.
There are 47 thousand active lawyers in Ukraine
Today, we have 41713 attorneys registered in the electronic office on the website of the Ukrainian National Bar Association.
Lidiya Izovitova outlined the key problems of the Bar in 2023
The current year is not exactly favorable to lawyers and the bar. And, unfortunately, there is no reason to hope for a quick end to the troubles that became particularly acute on February 24 last year.