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About Us

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The Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia is an independent, professional, self –governed, non-profit organization. The bodies of the Chamber of Advocates are the following: • The General Meeting of the Chamber of Advocates • The Board of the Chamber of Advocates (consisting of 12 members and the Chairman) • The qualification commission (consisting of 8 members) Advocate (from latin word-advocatus, the origin is advoco from the word I invite) is a person who has a Bachelor’s de...
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The Chairman

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The Chairman is the head of the executive body of the Chamber who is elected by a secret ballot for a term of 4 years ( “but not more than” two consecutive terms) from the members having at least 10 years of advocacy practice experience. The Chairman represents the Chamber, makes decisions about the issues concerning Chamber’s activity, presides the hearings of the Chamber’s Meeting and the Board, within 5 days hands out licenses and diplomas to the subscribed advocates, and adds the advo...
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The Board of the Chamber

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The Board of the Chamber of Advocates (hereinafter-board) is an executive body which also implements disciplinary proceedings. The number of the board members is defined by the Charter of the Chamber of Advocates and should not be less than 12 members excluding the Chairman. Members of the Board (excluding the head of the Board) are elected via rating by the general meeting for a term of 4 years.
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The Qualification Commission

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The Qualification Commission of the Chamber of Advocates is formed with the purpose of organizing the qualification exams and summarizing their results. The Qualification Commission of the Chamber of Advocates shall be formed for a term of two years with the membership of eight and with the following proportion of representation: 1) The Chairman of the Chamber of Advocates, who is ex officio considered to be the Chairperson of the Qualification Commission 2) Four advocates elected by the Boa...
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The Office of Public Defender

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The office of Public Defender is founded to provide socially vulnerable classes of the RA with free legal aid in cases and order provided by law. Public Defender shall be an advocate employed in the Office of Public Defender and acting under an employment contract concluded with the Chairperson of the Chamber upon submission of the Head of the Office of Public Defender. Public Defenders shall be remunerated for their work from the State Budget prescribed by law order.
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Separated subdivisions

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Northern representation of the Chamber of Advocates was founded based on the decision (N27/6-L, 24.09.2014) of the Board of the Chamber. The representation was founded in order to coordinate the problems of advocates and to implement the regional policy of the Chamber of Advocates in Shirak, Lori, Tavush regions of the Republic of Armenia. The residence of the Northern representation is Vanadzor, Lori region. The address of the Northern representation is Mkhitar Gosh street, N 2, Vanadzor, Re...
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Administration

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Administration of RA Chamber of Advocates
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The School of Advocates

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School of Advocates of the RA (hereinafter: School of Advocates) with a status of foundation is a non -profit organization and whose founder is the Chamber of Advocates represented by the Board of the Chamber of Advocates. School of Advocates organizes and holds the professional education of the attendees of the School of Advocates; organizes the qualification examination for the attendees of the School of Advocates; organizes and holds the professional trainings for advocates; implem...
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CARPA

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According to French legislation, since 1954, advocates have the right to receive such financial means of their clients which are results of judicial acts as well as decisions of the administrative bodies. Each advocate deposits into one common cash desk /bank account/ the financial means, which are addressed to the clients. The bank account is controlled by CARPA of the bar association which the advocate is a member of. CARPA, as a system (French model of bank account for advocacy payments)...
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Other bodies

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