The district administrative court of the city of Kyiv filed a lawsuit against the National Association of Lawyers of Ukraine represented by the Bar Council of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the court.
It is noted that the plaintiff is contesting some points of the Procedure for improving the qualifications of lawyers of Ukraine, approved by the decision of the RAU dated 03.07.2021 No. 63.
In particular, among the demands of the lawsuit, the following requirements for professional development should be recognized as illegal:
● lawyers, before they reach 3 years of legal experience, are required to complete the "Young Lawyer" Modular Program, which is developed and implemented by the NAAU Higher School of Advocacy;
● lawyers who have acquired the status of a lawyer, during the first three years of their legal activity, are obliged to increase their professional level to the level of 48 hours, of which at least 16 hours – every year. In the case of obtaining a certificate for the right to practice law in the second half of the corresponding year, such a lawyer has the right to receive a smaller number of points in the first year of obtaining the certificate, provided that the total number of points for 3 years will be at least 48 hours;
● all attorneys, with the exception of the attorneys specified in the previous paragraph, are required to improve the attorney's qualification at the level of 10 hours per year (10 credit points).
OASK decides the issue of opening proceedings in the case.