Among the most popular topics constantly raised in the professional legal community are the freedom of expression, the implementation of the principles of honesty and integrity, the prevention of conflict of interest and the guarantees of legal profession.
Dr. Claudia Seibel, Vice President of the German Bar Association, Head of the German delegation to the CCBE, John Steiger, Lawyer at Howard & Howard PLLC (USA), Peter Yarosh US Federal Attorney, Legal Adviser to the US Embassy in Ukraine; Olga Zhukovska, Vice-President of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine, expert of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program contributed to the discussion.
The moderator of the discussion was Andrii Kostin, Deputy Chairman of the Bar Council of the Odessa region, member of the Board of the International Bar Association (IBA), expert of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program. He raised a number of issues that are most relevant for the legal community in the context of the ethical rules, and the relevant practices in foreign jurisdiactions.
The event was held within the framework of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program with the support of the United States Embassy in Ukraine.
Following the discussion within the conference “Legal Ethics: To Find an Exit from the Maze”, a throughout publication was prepared by “Yuridicheskaya Gazeta” weekly, which is available by the link (in Ukrainian).
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program, the Ukrainian Bar Association, the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers, the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project, the Canadian Bureau for International Education, or the Government of Canada and the Law Enforcement Section of the United States Embassy in Ukraine.
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The Program was developed during 2016-2017 with the support of The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid Project with an expert contribution from the Canadian Bar Association. In 2018, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program is being implemented by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers, with the support of the United States Embassy and The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).