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Ministry of Justice proposes to reform law offices

by May 29, 2017 General

Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev made a proposal on reforming the status and order of founding law offices.

The Ministry of Justice plans to reform the status and order of founding law offices. It is planned to give the offices the opportunity to own property. In addition, it is necessary to provide for the possibility of authorizing one lawyer to conclude agreements with clients on behalf of the law office and its lawyers, � the Minister of Justice said during the Government hour in the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Minister recalled that under the current legislation, lawyers have the opportunity to choose one of the following forms of activity: legal advice, individual activity or association in a law office.

Today there are 203 consultation and 149 law offices in the country. At the same time, a significant part of them are represented by a single lawyer. In fact, according to the Minister, these organizations do not differ from individual ones.

Analysis of the operation of law offices shows that they do not meet modern requirements. In these conditions it is difficult to organize effective collective activity of lawyers, which makes them uncompetitive in comparison with major law firms, � the Minister believes.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan