08/04/2021 Can you entrust COVID with the measures until the cancellation of the elections for the bodies of the Supreme BAR council in the upcoming May?

Is it possible that the COVID crisis and the accompanying health measures will lead to chaos and, in the worst case scenario, to the cancellation of the elections for bodies of the Supreme Bar Council of the Supreme Bar Council in May? This question is asked by one of the candidates for chairman of the body - lawyer. Raina Avramova - who has saw a regulatory gap regarding the organization of the upcoming general meetings of the colleges in the country.

As Legal World wrote, it is expected that on April 24 and 25, 2021, general meetings will be held in colleges for nomination of delegates, which will be included in the forthcoming general meeting of the Bar on May 29 and 30, 2021, on which the elections for a new leadership of the Supreme Bar Council will actually take place. However, the situation turned out to be a stalemate, after in the last order of the Minister of Health the holding of such events, such as the general meeting of the colleges in the country, was banned until April 30. Thus, in practice, it will turn out that later in the General Assembly of the Bar during the elections, some of the colleges will participate with their old delegates from last year, while another part - may have elected new ones, despite the order of the Minister, which seems vague to the guild. It is the latter that hides a serious reason for the subsequent cancellation of the elections and their declaration as irregular.

Lawyer Raina Avramova

However, in order to avoid such problems, Atty. Avramova contacted the Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov with a letter in which she explicitly asked him to specify whether, despite the available order, the general meetings of the colleges for election of delegates are admissible, as far as their holding is enshrined in the Law on Advocacy. "In practice, these meetings are equated to parliamentary elections. I am asking you for your opinion on whether, if general meetings of the 27 bar associations in the country are held, there will be a violation of your order, "the lawyer wrote. Avramova to the Minister.

In this regard, she insists that if Prof. Angelov decides that the general meetings are admissible, then this should be explicitly reflected in his order of March 31, 2021. Given that the general meetings are on the doorstep, she also asks for a decision on the case as a matter of urgency.

Lawyer Avramova's request is already with the Chief Secretary of the Minister, and an opinion on it is being reached expected by Tuesday.

25/06/2020 Lawyer and businessman: The possibility of setting up an information system for reporting legal aid electronically only by the Legal Aid Bureau is unconstitutional. Raina Avramova and Dimitar Andreev appealed to the Supreme Bar Council with a request to refer the matter to the Constitutional Court.

The creation in the Legal Aid Act of creating an information system for reporting legal aid electronically by all bar councils only by the National Legal Aid Bureau is unconstitutional. Such an opinion is expressed by the Sofia lawyer Raina Avramova and eng. Dimitar Andreev - manager of the company "BISOFT" EOOD, who have referred to the Supreme Bar Council (SAC) with a request to refer the matter to the Constitutional Court.

See the full article : Lawyer and businessman: The possibility of setting up an information system for reporting legal aid electronically only by the Legal Aid Bureau is unconstitutional. Raina Avramova and Dimitar Andreev appealed to the Supreme Bar Council with a request to refer the matter to the Constitutional Court.

25/06/2020 Request: The Supreme Bar Council must see the Constitutional Court for unconstitutional articles in the Legal Aid Act

Legislative decision is anti-constitutional, because it introduces an inadmissible monopoly position during the creation of information by electronic means from all legal advice, as it provides this right exclusively to the state in the person of the "National Bureau of Labor" and does not allow the implementation of this type of economic activity by any other legal entity under any other possible legal conditions, it is written in the letter.

See the full article : Request: The Supreme Bar Council must see the Constitutional Court for unconstitutional articles in the Legal Aid Act

27/03/2020 A lawyer: The country must also help the self-employed people

On March 24, at a press conference at the Council of Ministers announcing the economic and social measures of the government to combat the effects of COVID 19 Minister Goranov called almost 1 million Bulgarians practicing freelance and self-employed persons „marginals“, the latter being left out of the economic package. Based on the etymology of the word "marginal person", it follows that all these Bulgarian citizens are out of action, as they are on the border of different social groups, systems, cultures, and under the influence of conflicting norms, values, etc. And all this contradicts with the law, The Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria and the opinion of the European Commission that in this unprecedented situation it is necessary to take measures to reduce the impact on employment by assisting not only people employed under employment contract but also self-employed people. More about this topic : A lawyer: The country must also help the self-employed people

08/01/2019 Lawyer Elections 2020

Dear ladies and gentlemen lawyers, On 09/01/2020 Thursday, 16:00h in "Grand Hotel Sofia", hall "Sofia", will be held an official press conference, in four stages: First stage: Presentation of the candidates for the authority of the Sofia Bar Association/SAK/, who will participate in the scheduled for 25/01/-26/01/2020 elections, included in the list of the candidate for President of the Bar Council of the Sofia Bar Association – lawyer.Raina Avramova. Second stage: Presenting the management program for Sofia Bar Association. Third stage: Statements by individual candidates for the SAK on issues covered by the SAK. Fourth stage: Discussion on the presented program. Final stage: Cocktail. The press conference will be of a duration four astronomical hours. Welcome! We will be happy to see you there!

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