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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of December 27, 1996 No. 349-I

About legal profession

(as amended on 27-02-2024)
Article 1. Legal profession and its tasks

Legal profession - the legal institution including independent, voluntary, professional associations of persons who are engaged in lawyer activities and the individuals who are engaged in private lawyer practice. The legal profession according to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan gives legal aid to citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens, stateless persons, the companies, organizations, the organizations.

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan on legal profession

The legislation on legal profession in the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 3. Lawyer

The citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan having the higher legal education and who obtained in accordance with the established procedure the license for the occupation right lawyer activities (further - the license) can be the lawyer in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Persons recognized in accordance with the established procedure incapacitated are not allowed to lawyer activities or it is limited capable, and also having the outstanding or not removed criminal record.

The lawyer has no right to be engaged in other types of paid activities, except:

scientific and pedagogical activities;

activities in Chamber of lawyers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - Chamber of lawyers) and its territorial administrations;

activities as the patent agent and mediator;

activities as the employee of legal service of state bodies, bodies of economic board, the state companies, organizations and the organizations on the contractual legal basis;

activities as the judge in reference tribunals and the international commercial arbitrations (courts);

activities as the judicial managing director (for the lawyers who obtained the license for lawyer activities for implementation of civil and economic legal proceedings).

Article 3-1. Acquisition of the status of the lawyer

The license is granted by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, justice departments of areas and the city of Tashkent (further judicial authorities) based on decisions of the relevant qualification commissions.

For receipt of the license person applying for acquisition of the status of the lawyer (further - the applicant), shall pass training in lawyer forming (lawyer bureau, law firm, Bar, legal advice bureau) at least three months, and shall pass qualification examination.

Person having years of service on legal specialty at least three years as the employee of legal service of state bodies, bodies of economic board, the state companies, organizations and the organizations in judgeship, the investigator, the investigator or the prosecutor has the right to participate in qualification examination without passing of training in lawyer forming.

The applicant who did not pass qualification examination is allowed to its repeated delivery not earlier than in six months.

The applicant who successfully passed qualification examination within three months shall address to relevant organ of justice for receipt of the license. The applicant who passed this term can address to judicial authority for receipt of the license only after repeated passing qualification examination.

The procedure for licensing of lawyer activities is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The applicant who obtained in accordance with the established procedure the license within three months shall take the oath of the lawyer and individually or together with other persons having the license, to create lawyer forming or to enter one of the operating lawyer forming.

 From the moment of registration of lawyer forming or obtaining by judicial authority of the documents confirming the introduction of the applicant in the operating lawyer forming the certificate of the lawyer is issued to the applicant within two working days.

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