When does it make sense to consult a lawyer in Mostar regarding my legal problem?
Early obtained information and advice from a lawyer in Mostar often prevents emotionally and financially costly conflicts. In simpler matters, in any case, the information you get from a lawyer in Mostar or another part of Bosnia and Herzegovina who specializes in a particular area of law can always be helpful.
Can a lawyer in Mostar represent only in Mostar or in all towns of BiH?
Lawyers from Mostar can represent in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and are not territorially limited in providing legal services, also lawyers from any other town in BiH can represent in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina without restrictions as well as in Mostar, and in legally determined conditions also abroad.
How does a lawyer in Mostar determine the price of a lawyer’s fee?
Unless otherwise agreed in written contract between the lawyer and his/her client, a lawyer in Mostar, as in other parts of BiH, is remunerated for the performed work of a lawyer according to the provisions of the valid lawyer’s tariff.
What is especially important for me to emphasize in the consultation with a lawyer from Mostar?
The better you prepare for the initial consultation with a Mostar lawyer, the more confident you are that your lawyer can quickly, easily and accurately understand your legal situation and take appropriate steps to represent you in Mostar or other parts of BiH. We recommend that you ask a lawyer in Mostar about the following: Are you able and willing to represent me? Is there a solution to my legal problem? How do you see my chances and legal risks in court proceedings? What concrete steps can you take and will you take for me? What concrete actions can I take and how to prepare? What are the probable costs (lawyer’s fees, court costs, other costs)?
Is there a free lawyer in Mostar?
A lawyer in Mostar can take the case pro bono (free of charge), however if you meet the conditions you are entitled to free legal aid from an association for free legal aid such as “Vasa prava” based in Mostar at the address: H. Zahirovica Lace bb, Mostar. Free legal aid provided by the Association “Vasa prava BiH” based in Mostar is a form of exercising the right of users to access justice before the competent courts in Mostar and other bodies in Mostar without any financial compensation from the client for the work of employees of the Association. Additionally, all citizens can seek free legal aid in Mostar at the Centre for Human Rights in Mostar as well as at the Institute for Free Legal Aid Mostar.
Regional Bar Association
Mostar has the capacity of a legal entity with the seat in
Mostar at Kralja Zvonimira St. 17/I, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Regional Bar Association
Mostar, based on Article 15 of the Law on Lawyer's Profession
Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina at its founding meeting dated July 11,
2002 adopted its Statute which determines organization and way of operating
of this Bar.
Bodies of the Regional Bar
Association Mostar are: Assembly, Steering Board, President and
Vice-President, Disciplinary Court and disciplinary prosecutor and
Basic duties of a lawyer toward a
client that he/she represents are faithfulness, loyalty, conscientious and
diligent exercising the duties of the legal representative, trying to
justify the trust of the client that chose him/her as their legal
representative. A lawyer independently decides on accepting the offer of
representation, and when making this decision, he/she must not be guided by
sexual, national, racial, language and religious affiliation, political
beliefs, origin, social status and the similar. A lawyer may refuse to
provide legal assistance only for the reasons defined by the Law,
Code and other legal acts of the Bar Association F BiH or if he/she
estimates that the case cannot be successfully represented because he/she in
that area is not an expert, but he/she has the duty to give the reasons to
the client why the legal assistance has to be refused. If a lawyer
establishes that he client gives false facts and instructions, wantonly
litigates or cannot pay expenses of the lawyer, the lawyer may cancel legal
Mostar is a city and
municipality in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited
by 113,169 people, it is the most important city in the Herzegovina region,
its cultural capital, and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of
the Federation. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and
is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge
keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old
Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in
the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable
landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic
architecture in the Balkans.
Since the end of the wider war in
1995, great progress has been made in the reconstruction of the city of
Mostar. The city was under direct monitoring from a European Union envoy,
several elections were held and each nation was accommodated with regard to
political control over the city. Over 15 million dollars has been spent on
A monumental project to rebuild the
Old Bridge, which was destroyed during the Bosnian War, to the
original design, and restore surrounding structures and historic
neighbourhoods was initiated in 1999 and mostly completed by Spring 2004.
The money for this reconstruction was donated by Spain (who
had a sizable contingent of peacekeeping troops stationed in the surrounding
area during the conflict), the United States, Turkey, Italy, the
Netherlands, and Croatia. A grand opening was held on 23 July 2004 under
In parallel with the restoration of
the Old Bridge, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the World
Monuments Fund, with funding provided by the World Bank, undertook a
five-year-long restoration and rehabilitation effort in historic Mostar.
Realizing early on that the reconstruction of the bridge without an in-depth
rehabilitation of the surrounding historic neighbourhoods would be devoid of
context and meaning, they shaped the programme in such a way as to establish
a framework of urban conservation schemes and individual restoration
projects that would help regenerate the most significant areas of historic
Mostar, and particularly the urban tissue around the Old Bridge. The project
also resulted in the establishment of the Stari Grad Agency which has an
important role in overseeing the ongoing implementation of the conservation
plan, as well as operating and maintaining a series of restored historic
buildings (including the Old Bridge complex) and promoting Mostar as a
cultural and tourist destination. The official inauguration of the Stari
grad Agency coincided with the opening ceremony of the Bridge.
Mostar's economy relies heavily on the
aluminum and metal industry, banking services and telecommunication sector.
The city is the seat of some of the country's largest corporations.
Along with Sarajevo, it is the largest financial
center in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with two out of three largest banks in the
country having their headquarters in Mostar. Bosnia-Herzegovina has three
national electric, postal and telecommunication service corporations; one of
them in each group has its seat in Mostar (electric service
corporation 'Elektroprivreda HZHB', postal service company Hrvatska
Pošta Mostar and HT Mostar, the third largest telecommunication
company in the country). These three companies (along with banks and
aluminium factory) make a vast portion of overall economic activity in the
city. The private sector has seen a notable increase in
small and medium enterprises over the past couple of years contributing to
the positive business climate.
Considering the fact that three dams
are situated on the city of Mostar’s territory, the city has a solid
base for further development of production. There is also an ongoing project
for the possible use of wind power and building of windmills.