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The work of the Qualification Commission is a sick and burning topic for most of the regional chambers and for the Federal Chamber of Advocates, which is taking active steps to unify disciplinary practices. For this purpose, at the initiative of the FPA, training events are held to exchange experience for lawyers working in the Qualification Commissions.

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About the Seminar on Improving Disciplinary Practices and Solving Complex Ethical Problems

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On September 14 and 15, 2017 in Samara, a seminar on the exchange of experience of the members of the qualification commissions of regional bar associations left an exceptionally positive impression - both from the point of view of his organization and from the point of view of the issues discussed.
The equator of the second decade of the existence of the regional advocates' chambers is over, and therefore it's time to pay close attention to the governing bodies of the Chambers, which form the "corporate climate" of the Bar in the field. The time has come for an active exchange of best practices with a view to unifying the disciplinary practice with the direct support of the Federal Chamber of Advocates of the Russian Federation.


The Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region is the flagship among the regional bar associations and it is necessary to take an example from it, especially with regard to the creative approach to organizing the work of lawyers with the use of information technology. 

Thus, in particular, the work of the Center for Subsidized Legal Aid of PASO (hereinafter referred to as the SPC Center), which is a kind of "control center for flights" of lawyers by appointment, left a vivid impression. Such a structure certainly increases the image of the regional chamber of lawyers, as law enforcement agencies and courts are directly interested in operative communication with lawyers, without which their current activities will be paralyzed. 

At the same time, the president of the Chamber of Lawyers of the region, which fully controls the activities of the SPL Center, can violate the professional rights of lawyers at any time, decide to stop accepting applications, in which their initiators are not at all interested. 

Respect for the bar does not arise on its own - it must be earned by deeds. And PASO does it. At the same time PASO President Tatiana Butovchenko is open for communication and assistance to the regional chambers. 

Do not forget that the work of the SPC Center is also an informational support for the activities of the Qualification Commission of the region. The fact is that a considerable number of disciplinary proceedings are instituted in connection with the work of lawyers participating as defense lawyers in criminal proceedings on the appointment of inquiry bodies, preliminary investigation bodies and courts. A Center of SPL provides the regional Qualification Commission with information on the work of lawyers for the purpose, up to the minute of the application, which greatly simplifies the activities of its members to establish the circumstances of disciplinary proceedings. 

Equally important is the work of regional qualification commissions on the compilation of disciplinary practices and the preparation of relevant reviews. Thus, at the seminar, such compilations were prepared and presented to its participants, formed by PASO and the Bar of the Moscow Region. These collections should become a "reference book" of the qualification commissions of other regional chambers: it is unacceptable to ignore the painstaking work of their compilers. 

Due to the specifics of the activity of the qualification commissions and the councils of the regional bar associations it is extremely important that these bodies are not perceived by the members of the corporation as punitive. For this, it is necessary to solve, perhaps, the most difficult question - to ensure that lawyers respect each other. This will, if not eliminate, then minimize the available in some cases abuse in the conduct of lawyers when considering disciplinary proceedings against them. 

Moreover, it is necessary at the level of regional qualification commissions to encourage lawyers to reconcile with trustees in the consideration of disciplinary proceedings, since this will help to strengthen confidence in the legal profession in the society, will lead to a reduction in the cases of referring clients to the court with suits against lawyers. 

It seems that in the near future it is necessary to focus on:
1) the establishment of CSL Centers - both at the regional and interregional (within the borders of one federal district) level;
2) the formation of unified approaches to the application of the strictest measure of disciplinary responsibility - the termination of the status of an advocate. 

The practice of seminars on the basis of regional lawyers' chambers, which have advanced experience, should be continued.


Member of the Qualification Commission of the Omsk region


A source: 

  Site of the RF FPA 

The Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region informs about holding a seminar on "Standards of Advocacy".


The proposed publication is the second Digest and aims to share the practice of the Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region in implementing the provisions of the Federal Law "On Advocacy and Advocacy in the Russian Federation" and the norms of the Code of Professional Ethics for the Attorney for 2013-2017. 

The 15-year experience of the Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region confirms the effectiveness of the mechanisms used to achieve the objectives prescribed by the Law. The following organizational mechanisms have been created and successfully tested within the competence of the PASO Council: the Center for Legal Aid Assistance, the Center for Legal Protection of the Population, the project "InternetP @ SO", the School of the Young Attorney. 

Your attention is invited to the electronic version of the collection.


Dear colleagues!

Advocates in the course of their professional activities are sent to various state, municipal bodies, institutions, legal entities, etc. lawyer inquiries. 

As the law-enforcement practice of various regions of the Russian Federation shows, there are cases of ignoring lawyer requests, improper refusals to provide information, and violation of the deadlines for providing information on lawyer requests. 

Article 5.39 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation establishes administrative responsibility for the unlawful refusal to provide a citizen, including a lawyer in connection with the lawyer's request, and (or) organization of information that is provided for by federal laws, untimely provision of it or provision of knowingly unreliable information. 

Taking into account the above, if there are facts of non-submission of information on lawyer requests, wrongful refusal to grant it, violation of the deadline for the provision by bodies and institutions located in the territory of Avtozavodsky and Komsomolsky districts of Togliatti, please inform the district prosecutor's office to initiate the investigation and bring the perpetrators to established, administrative responsibility.

The Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region announces a bonus program.


In accordance with the Federal Law No. 63-FZ of 31.05.2002 (as amended on July 29, 2017) "On Advocacy and Advocacy in the Russian Federation", the Council of the Samara Region Chamber of Advocates (hereinafter - PASO) organizes the provision of legal assistance by lawyers participating in the quality defenders in criminal proceedings on the appointment of inquiry bodies, preliminary investigation bodies or courts, in accordance with the procedure determined by the Council of the Federal Chamber of Advocates; brings this procedure to the attention of these bodies, lawyers and supervises his execution by lawyers.


On August 31, before the beginning of the meeting, the members of the Council of the Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region warmly congratulated their colleagues, Tokar E.Ya. and Rakhmanov VA, born in August.

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The birthday of Vladimir Anatolyevich coincided with the day of the meeting of the PASO Council. 

They wished successes in professional activity, health and all the best. 

Further, the PASO Council continued its work in accordance with the work plan. 

The Council considered 131 issues on the agenda. 

On the basis of applications submitted, the status of six lawyers has been terminated, the status of the two has been suspended, one has been renewed. The status of the three lawyers is terminated due to death. 

Two lawyers were excluded from the Samara Region Bar Association due to a change in membership in the Samara Region Chamber of Advocates for membership in the Chamber of Attorneys of another entity. 

36 attorneys have been credited with documented professional development in the forms and forms accepted for offset in accordance with the Program established by the decisions of the Council of the Russian Federation's Federal Arbitration Court and the PASO Council. 

The list of lawyers participating in criminal and civil proceedings in accordance with the requirements of the bodies of inquiry, investigation and court includes 24 lawyers who applied to the Council with statements in accordance with the Decision of the Council of PASO No. 14-11-08 / SP dated November 27, 2014 "On the definition order of rendering of subsidized legal aid by lawyers of the Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region ". 

The Council ahead of schedule withdrew five disciplinary sanctions. 

The register of lawyers' formations of the Samara region was supplemented by six lawyer offices, one lawyer bureau. 

The conclusions of the Qualification Commission for 48 disciplinary proceedings were considered and the following decisions were made:
- 10 were terminated due to the lack of violations in the actions of lawyers of the norms of the legislation on the legal profession, 5 - as a result of reconciliation of the parties, 4 - in connection with the recognition of disciplinary offenses as insignificant.
For the rest, the Council appointed disciplinary measures:
- 9 warnings about termination of the status;
- the status of the two lawyers was terminated for failure to fulfill the obligation for monthly deductions for the maintenance of the bar of lawyers. 

Based on the received applications of the principals, 12 lawyers were thanked, the relevant information was included in personal files. 

The Council separately considered the issue of the outlined tendency towards refusals by the Department of the Judicial Department in the Samara region on payment of court orders on payment of remuneration to lawyers for participation in cases on claims in the order of Art. 50 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. 

All comments that led to denials of specific lawyers will be sent to lawyers for their e-mail addresses via the InternetP @ SO system. 

As a general reason for refusing to pay lawyers who work in the lawyer's office, it is indicated that there is no open account of the lawyer's office in the bank, which is stipulated in the provisions of Art. 21 FZ "On advocacy and advocacy in Russia." 

From a legal point of view and a systemic interpretation of the provisions of the above-mentioned article of the Law, the refusal to transfer funds for legal assistance provided when the lawyer indicates the account of an individual, the Council of PASO after a long discussion found justified. 

The Council recommends that lawyers immediately open an account with the bank, if this is not done when establishing an advocate's office, in order to exclude this reason in case of refusal to pay labor from the federal budget. 

The PASO Council is ready to assist lawyers in case of unreasonable refusal to pay by sending letters to the relevant financial services. 

At the same time, the Council explains that the most effective mechanism for obtaining funds is to file an administrative claim against the body that unreasonably took a decision to refuse to transfer funds. 

A sample of the administrative statement of claim was already posted on the website of the

Samara Region Chamber of Advocates and can be viewed and downloaded here.

The school of a young lawyer was created by the SAMARA REGION'S LAWYER'S ADVOCATE to train interns of lawyers and additional training for students of senior courses of law schools in Samara, focused on practicing law. 

Listeners receive:
• knowledge and skills necessary to pass the qualification examination and further work as a lawyer;
• the opportunity to learn from leading lawyers of the Samara Region Chamber of Advocates and practitioners in other spheres;
• Own practical experience. 

Students learn:
• Draw up legal documents;
• communicate with the client, identify its purpose and interest;
• rules of rhetoric, judicial speech and much more. 

Applications are sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The application shall be accompanied by:

trainees - a copy of the employment contract for the internship, an autobiography;
students: a summary and an answer to the question of why you want to study at the School of a young lawyer, what do you expect from training. 

Enrollment of students takes place on a competitive basis. 

The deadline for applications is September 20, 2017

IMG 685212The Qualification Commission examined 52 disciplinary proceedings:
- in 7 cases, violations of the norms of legislation regulating advocacy and (or) improper performance of obligations to the principal were observed in the actions of lawyers;
- 28 lawyers were found guilty of failure to fulfill the obligation for monthly deductions for the maintenance of the Bar;
- 11 disciplinary proceedings were terminated in connection with the proper performance of professional duties by lawyers;
- 2 disciplinary proceedings were terminated due to the withdrawal of complaints;
- 4 disciplinary proceedings were postponed for additional collection of evidence, examination of documents submitted to the commission. 

The Commission has admitted 36 applicants who will take the exam on September 13 and 14, 2017, to pass the qualification examination for assigning the status of lawyer.

Dear colleagues!

By the decision of the Seventeenth (regular) annual conference of lawyers of the Samara region, held on June 8, 2017, the amount of mandatory monthly deductions from each lawyer for the general needs of the Chamber of Advocates of the Samara Region is fixed at 1,500 (One thousand five hundred) rubles from July 1, 2017. 

Term of payment of deductions is the last day of the current month.


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