The BIC together with the Association of European Lawyers, with the financial support of the Council of Europe and Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe, held a highly successful conference “ADVOCATES 2018 - Improving the quality of legal services” hosted by the Republican Collegium of Advocates in Almaty on 15-16 June. The PPID Activity Fund funded the travel for the speakers from the Central-Asian Bar Associations.
The conference was organised with the aim to elaborate recommendations on standards set by the United Nations, Council of Europe, IBA and other professional organisations. Our goal was to promote the concept of the self-regulated profession, independence, necessity of permanent education, full respect for principles of deontology as well as disciplinary consequences in case of violation of professional duties. In addition we aimed to boost networking between advocates from Central Asia and Europe and to promote mutual professional co-operation between legal practitioners from different regions and jurisdictions.
Alongside with the ECA Forum in September, the BIC together with the SPPI met with the representatives of the Central-Asian legal professions (national and local bars, representatives of law firms, etc.) separately to discuss further training projects in the region.
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