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Regulation Directory project - Poland

Legal Jurisdictions

Poland

Lawyer Title(s)

Adwokat (Advocate)/ Radca Prawny (Legal Adviser); There are two equal regulated legal professions in Poland – advocates and legal advisers. Each profession is regulated by a separate Bar Association: Polish Bar Council for advocates and National Council of Legal Advisers for legal advisers. Both Bars were establish by the acts of Parliament.

Regulator(s) of Admission

For legal advisers – Krajowa Rada Radców Prawnych – National Council of Legal Advisers For advocates - Naczelna Rada Adwokacka - Polish Bar Council It must be noted that 24 Regional Bar Councils and 19 Regional Chambers of Legal Advisers are responsible for keeping the registers of advocates and legal advisers. Both the Polish Bar Council and the National Council of Legal Advisers publish the national database of lawyers (for legal advisers: www.rejestrradcow.pl, for advocates: www.rejestradwokatow.pl)

Contact/URL

National Council of Legal Advisers - www.kirp.pl
Polish Bar Council - http://www.nra.pl
National Council of Legal Advisers: Al. Ujazdowskie 41 lok 2 00-540 Warszawa,
Poland Phone: +48 22 319 56 01, fax: +48 22 319 56 16.
e-mail: kirp@kirp.pl
Polish Bar Council: Naczelna Rada Adwokacka ul. Swietojerska 16, 00-202 Warszawa
Phone: +48 22 505 25 01 Fax: +48 22 505 25 08   

Regulator(s) of Practice

For legal advisers – National Council of Legal Advisers For advocates - Polish Bar Council

Contact/URL

National Council of Legal Advisers - www.kirp.pl
Polish Bar Council - http://www.nra.pl
National Council of Legal Advisers: Al. Ujazdowskie 41 lok 2 00-540 Warszawa, Poland
Phone: +48 22 319 56 01,
fax: +48 22 319 56 16.
e-mail: kirp@kirp.pl
Polish Bar Council: Naczelna Rada Adwokacka ul. Swietojerska 16, 00-202 Warszawa
Phone: +48 22 505 25 01
Fax: +48 22 505 25 08
e-mail: nra@nra.pl

Disciplinary Authorities

For legal advisers: First instance - Disciplinary Spokespersons and Regional Disciplinary Courts associated with Regional Chambers of Legal Advisers. As second instance: Main Disciplinary Spokesperson and Higher Disciplinary Court associated with the National Council of Legal Advisers Legal basis: Code of ethics of legal adviser (http://www.ccbe.eu/index.php?id=107&L=0) For advocates: First instance - Disciplinary Spokespersons and Disciplinary Courts associated with Regional Chambers of Advocates. As second instance: Disciplinary Spokesperson of the Bar and Higher Disciplinary Court associated with the Polish Bar Council. Legal basis: Code of ethics for advocates (http://www.ccbe.eu/index.php?id=107&L=0)

Contact/URL

http://www.ccbe.eu/index.php?id=107&L=0 http://www.ccbe.eu/index.php?id=107&L=0  

Primary Legislative Source

Act of Parliament on Legal Advisers (ustawa z dnia 6 lipca 1982 r. o radcach prawnych) The Law on Advocates (ustawa z dnia 26 maja 1982 r. Prawo o adwokaturze)

Contact/URL

http://www.ccbe.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/NTCdocument/en_poland_law_on_adv1_1188889310.pdf