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New union of lawyers to be established in Kazakhstan

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Astana. 17 May. Kazakhstan Today - New union of lawyers to be established in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Today reports referring to PM press-service.

The first national congress of lawyers was held in Astana on Wednesday. An idea of establishing a new association of Kazakhstani lawyers was put forward at the event.

The forum brought together lawyers representing legal science and practice, business community, attorneys, notary officers and representatives of Kazakhstani NGOs and public associations.

State Secretary Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed read a welcome address of the President of the country to the participants of the national congress.

"It's been more than 20 years since Kazakhstan gained its independence. The national legal framework meeting requirements of a modern democratic state and market economy was established over this period. The lawyers who were one of the originators of the basic laws and institutions of Kazakhstan's statehood played a great role in its establishment," the welcome address of the President says.

Minister of Justice Berik Imashev told about the results of legal development of Kazakhstan over the first 20 years of independence and tasks that the legal community of the country will have to address in future.

"One of the main purposes of the nation congress is to establish a new community of Kazakhstani lawyers that will allow to unite practicing lawyers and functioning NGOs such as, for instance, the Union of Judges, Union of Attorneys and the Republican Notary Association," Berik Imashev emphasized.

In this regard, outstanding Kazakhstani lawyers including Maksut Narikbayev, Zinaida Fedotova, Rakhmet Mukashev, Omrali Kopabayev, Daulet Baideldinov, Iogan Merkel, Vladimir Borisov, Anuar Tugelm Georgi Kim, Assel Zhanabilova, Nikolai Turetskiy and others put forward a proposal on establishment of a new public association of lawyers of Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Union of Lawyers.

The academic lawyers told about the necessity to establish the new organization and presented a concept of its establishment, the main provisions of the organization's charter including the provisions regarding legal bodies.

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