September 29, 2016

Audio: Azamat Kerimbaev Talks About the Path to a Unified Bar Association in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Law on Advocatura represents a new chapter in the organization and professionalism of defense attorneys in the Kyrgyz Republic. The bar is charged with a number of mandates, including advancing and enforcing ethics standards, promoting standardized continuing legal education, and defining the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of lawyers. These are essential activities that help to ensure quality legal services, stem corruption and enable due process. American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative country director in Kyrgyzstan, Azamat Kerimbaev, talks about the path to the passage of the law.