UNBA to help Ukrainian defenders adapt after service

12:00 Tue 05.09.23 119 Reviews

The After Service Charitable Foundation and the Ukrainian National Bar Association will assist Ukrainian veterans in achieving success after military service and help them successfully adapt to the world of defenders of Ukraine.

The relevant memorandum of cooperation and interaction was signed today, on 4 September, by the founder of the Charitable Foundation Edward Marshall, the director of the same Foundation Galina Morar and the President of UNBA, BCU Lidia Izovitova.

In particular, according to the document, within the framework of the memorandum, the parties:

- develop and implement joint projects;

- organise and conduct joint events (thematic meetings, roundtables, thematic programmes and projects), involving other stakeholders;

- prepare proposals and appeals to the competent state authorities and officials;

- prepare thematic publications;

- share positive experiences.

«Many military personnel have actually lost their jobs, which they did in peacetime. So they will no longer be able to work in the same profession as before the war. And after they return from the front, we need to adapt them, train them, give them new knowledge and skills so that they can feed their families. This is very important», said the President of UNBA, BCU. – «We are the only organisation today that provides assistance to our members, our lawyers and their families. So we must also help our defenders adapt to a new peaceful life».

The After Service Charitable Foundation was established in 2022 with the assistance of the American Veterans Union and the HelpUkraine22 Charitable Foundation.  The activities of this charitable foundation are aimed at Ukrainian military and veterans, especially those who have suffered physical or mental trauma, injury or illness during their military service. The foundation works to cover almost all aspects of veterans' lives: from psychological problems to rehabilitation and recovery, from job search to vocational education.

Popular news


Pressure on lawyers is an indicator of human rights violations in Ukraine – UNBA

The growing pressure on the bar threatens to deteriorate the human rights situation in Ukraine. The statistics on violations of the guarantees of the practice of law indicate a threatening situation for the effective and safe professional activity of defense lawyers.

13:14 Thu 09.05.24 116


In 2023 no one was notified of suspicion of crimes against lawyers

In 2023 the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations registered 167 crimes committed against lawyers. During the same period, only five proceedings were considered in court. At the same time, only one case resulted in a verdict. The rest were closed.

17:08 Mon 08.04.24 133


FLA needs urgent help, - Valentyn Gvozdiy

Twelve years of existence of the free legal aid system in Ukraine is enough to understand the inability of the Ministry of Justice to effectively manage this area.

17:23 Fri 29.03.24 199


The Ombudsman is concerned about the state of the FLA system

The Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights is ready to join the development of proposals for amendments to the legal acts developed by the Ukrainian National Bar Association that will improve the functioning of the free legal aid system.

19:27 Thu 28.03.24 250


When courts ignore the guarantee of free choice of defense counsel

If the defense in criminal proceedings is successful, the prosecution sometimes tries to «replace» the defense counsel in certain procedural actions with the support of the court. For this purpose, lawyers from the FLA system are appointed.

15:32 Tue 26.03.24 119


Passports abroad: what should Ukrainians know?

Due to the hostilities in Ukraine, more than 180,000 Ukrainian citizens are in the UK. The Ukrainian consulates in the UK provide all kinds of support to Ukrainians, including passport issuance.

14:43 Tue 26.03.24 102


Ombudsman to provide legal aid with support of UNBA - pilot project

The Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights has launched a pilot project to provide professional legal aid to citizens in five regions of Ukraine.

11:58 Tue 26.03.24 175


Fee - UAH 151 per hour and constant delays in payments: how can lawyers continue to work?

Half of the lawyers involved by the state in providing citizens with free secondary legal aid consider the biggest problem of the existing system to be the payment for the services they have already provided, including the insufficient level of funding.

12:43 Thu 21.03.24 124

Надішліть файл із текстом публікації у форматі *.doc, фотографію за тематикою у розмірі 640х400 та Ваше фото.

Оберіть файл