MOSCOW, September 27 (RAPSI) - Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation, has submitted to the parliament’s lower house a bill setting standard requirements for lawyers admitted to practice in Russian courts.

The document has been published on the State Duma database.

Under the bill, lawyers should have Russian legal degrees to represent other persons or companies in civil, administrative and commercial proceedings.

Foreign attorneys would be admitted to practice in Russian courts if they take professional examination in legal profession at the all-Russian association of lawyers. Exceptions to this are representatives at law, the bill reads.

Currently, legal representation may be provided by individuals without professional education, according to Krasheninnikov.

The bill would facilitate the enforcement of rights of persons and companies to competent legal assistance and would have a positive impact on the judicial system, the initiative’s author believes.