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The Ministry of Justice published a draft concept on regulation of legal services
DATE: October 27, 2017 | AUTHOR: atlawyers
The Ministry of Justice published a draft concept on regulation of legal services, subject to which only attorneys are allowed to render them. The reform shall commence in 3 stages. 2018: introduction of regulations, allowing attorneys to enter into employment contracts, incorporate businesses and participate in government purchases; 2019: qualification of practicing lawyers as advocates via simplified procedure; and qualification of all interested persons as advocates until 2023. Non-Russian lawyers shall be included in the relevant register and will only advise on laws of their own country.