Russian Justice Ministry to draft bill on requirements for foreign lawyers
MOSCOW, March 17 (RAPSI) – The Justice Ministry have started working out a draft law setting requirements for foreign attorneys working in Russia, the ministry announced on Friday.
Amendments will be proposed to the Federal Law “On Advocate's Activity and the Bar in the Russian Federation.”
Under the bill, the government would be authorized to determine requirements for foreign lawyers and conditions of provision of legal assistance by them in Russia.
The draft law envisages that attorneys must notify the Russian Justice Ministry of disbarment in a foreign state, coming of a court ruling on their conviction into legal force and court decisions declaring them deprived of legal capacity or partially incapacitated.