On September 14, 2019, in the premises of the Odessa Court of Appeals, a seminar was held on the advanced training of advocates, organized by the Bar Council of Odessa Region, the seminar topic: “Professional and ethical issues of advocacy”
The topic of the seminar was chosen not by coincidence. Firstly, in accordance with paragraph 22 of the “Procedure for Advanced Training of Advocates of Ukraine” (approved by the Ukrainian Bar Association on February 14, 2019 as amended and supplemented), each advocate must get at least 2 credit points for training on the rules of legal ethics and standards of professional activity. Secondly, the disciplinary practice of the Qualification and Disciplinary Bar Commission of the region indicates that advocates require in-depth training on compliance with the Rules of the Legal Ethics.
Bronz Y. L., the Head of the Bar Council of Odessa Region, in his speech, “Ethical Problems of Advocacy”, once again drew attention to the ethical aspects in the relationship of an advocate with a client, advocates with fellow advocates, as well as the role of the advocate’s profession in society in general.
A particularly lively discussion among advocates was caused by the question: is it an abuse of procedural rights when an advocate files a petition for jurisdiction ruling in several courts?
In the course of the discussion, I. Yu. Fomin, a member of the High Council of Justice, who attended the seminar, expressed his point of view on this issue, and kindly shared his advocate’s experience with those present.