On April 4, the Ukrainian Bar Association organizes SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOPS – a course of trainings from professionals who have prepared exclusive materials, invaluable for lawyers.
When a lawyer is accused of violating ethical rules, local authorities are obliged, according to a certain procedure, to verify such information, examine the factual circumstances and, if there are grounds, bring the lawyer to justice. But such a procedure is overly complex. Why, let’s try to figure it out.
The previous initiative regarding the appearance of authorized persons of the judicial authorities caused a stormy rejection of the legal community (for an analysis of the Bill of the Law № 9140, see № 51 «ZiB»). Therefore, after 2 months there was another. It also provides an alternative to notaries and certain benefits for both low-income segments of the population and oligarchs.
During the consideration by the High Council of Justice of the applications for removal, the issue of the legitimacy of a suspicion report was repeatedly raised. Some members of the Council believe that he should check the legality of the Judge’s acquisition of the status of a suspect, the majority hold the opposite opinion. The situation is similar in the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court.
The law imposed on public figures the obligation to declare their income in order to control possible corruption schemes. The chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada considers this provision constitutional, while 65 deputies, along with the ombudsman, hold a different opinion. The Constitutional Court listened to their position and opened the proceedings.
Specialists of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention taught the legal aspects of organizing the work on corruption preventing among they trained representatives of the Penitentiary Staff Training Centre of the State Penal Service of Ukraine in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Khmelnytsky and Chernihiv regions.