Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession
The Netherlands Bar led by the general council is responsible for all legislation for lawyers There also is a Supervisory Board of which The president of The Netherlands Bar is president and with two other member who are appointed by government (article 36a-36c and 45i of the Act on Advocates). The task of this new Supervisory Board is to oversee the performance of the Local Bar President in his (new) supervising role and in handling of complaints. The Supervisory Board can in the end suspend or relief the Local Bar President of his tasks, in the exceptional case of neglecting his duties.
The Netherlands Bar www.advocatenorde.nl
The Supervisory Board www.collegevantoezichtnova.nl