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Regional Bar Association Sarajevo

In exercising his/her lawyer activities as well as behaving in his/her private life, a lawyer has the duty to abide by all rules of this Code and to protect the reputation of the legal profession and fight for its improvement and affirmation as an independent professional activity.

In performing lawyer's activities,  a lawyer is obliged to act humanely and sensitively with respect and reverence of all those with whom he/she has contacts in performing his/her professional activity.

Each lawyer is obliged to protect his/her honour, moral character of a lawyer, independence, conscientiousness and professionalism in a way to entice others with his/her behaviour.

A lawyer has the duty to keep his/her independence while representing a party. This independence has to be absolute, free of any influence, especially of those that might come from his/her personal interest or outer pressure. Therefore a lawyer has to avoid circumstances that might endanger his/her independence and be careful not to compromise his/her professional standards to indulge his/her client, court or third party. A lawyer has to energetically discard all attempts of influencing his/her independence and has the duty to inform selfmanaging bodies of his/her bar association of those attempts.

A lawyer may not engage in activities that violate the importance and reputation of lawyer's profession.

Regional Bar Association Sarajevo is founded for the region of Canton Sarajevo and Bosansko-Podrinjski Canton, the seat of the Regional Bar Association Sarajevo is in Sarajevo. Regional Bar Association Sarajevo represents all lawyers, associate lawyers and lawyer's interns from Canton Sarajevo and Bosansko-Podrinjski Canton before canton and municipal bodies and institutions.

Regional Bar Association Sarajevo, through its bodies, performs all competences determined by the law, general acts of the Federal Bar Association and this Statute, pertaining particularly to:

  • Development and improvement of lawyer's profession,
  • Providing professional independence of lawyers,
  • Acquiring rights to work as lawyer, associate lawyer and lawyer's intern,
  • Disciplinary procedure and disciplinary responsibility for violation of rules of professional behaviour,
  • Protection of rights and interests of lawyers, joint law firms, lawyers' associations, associate lawyers and lawyer's interns,
  • Professional training of lawyers, monitoring training of associate lawyers and training of lawyer's interns,
  • Cooperation with legislative, judicial and executive authorities,
  • Relations between lawyers and their parties and
  • Cooperation with lawyers' and other institutions and associations.


Bodies of the Regional Bar Association Sarajevo are:

  • Assembly, Steering Board, President and Vice-presidents, Disciplinary Court, Disciplinary Prosecutor and Supervisory Board.

Regional Bar Association Sarajevo may found other organs and bodies, whose name, way of election, scope of activities and issues relevant for their functioning are regulated by the Assembly of the Regional Bar Association with its acts.

To perform professional, technical, subsidiary and other activities, Regional Bar Association may engage employees in regular employment and associates on the basis of service contract.
The Assembly of the Bar Association Sarajevo consists of all lawyers from the region of the Regional Bar Association, three associate lawyers delegated by the Organization of associate lawyers, if they organized their association and three lawyer's interns delegated by the Organization of lawyer's interns.

For presidents and vice-presidents of the Regional Bar Association Sarajevo may be proposed and elected candidats who have been performing lawyer's profession for at least ten (10) years and fulfill the conditions from Article 21 of these Rules of Procedure. The same person may not be two consecutive terms proposed and elected as president of the Regional Bar Association Sarajevo.

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of 369,534. The Sarajevo metropolitan area, including Sarajevo, East Sarajevo and surrounding municipalities, is home to 688,354 inhabitants. Moreover, it is also the capital[10] of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, the capital of the Republika Srpska entity, and the center of the Sarajevo Canton. Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Sarajevo is the leading political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a prominent center of culture in the Balkans, with its region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts.

The city is famous for its traditional cultural and religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Judaism and Catholicism coexisting there for centuries. Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo is sometimes called the "Jerusalem of Europe" or "Jerusalem of the Balkans". It was, until late in the 20th century[when?], the only major European city to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood. Sarajevo is also a metropolis due to being the most important and influential city in the whole country.

Sarajevo is located close to the center of the triangular shape of Bosnia and Herzegovina in southeastern Europe. Sarajevo city proper consists of four municipalities (or "in Bosnian and Serbian: opština, in Croatian: općina"): Centar (Center), Novi Grad (New City), Novo Sarajevo (New Sarajevo), and Stari Grad (Old City), while Metropolitan area of Sarajevo (Greater Sarajevo area) includes these and the neighbouring municipalities of Ilidža, Hadžići and Vogošća (before the war and new (Deyton) administrative division, Metro of Sarajevo consisted also, beside above mentioned, three municipalities today's divided between Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine and Republika Srpska - Trnovo, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine / Trnovo, Republika Srpska, Lukavica and Pale). The city has an urban area of 1,041.5 square kilometres (402.1 sq mi).
Sarajevo is home to the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the operational command of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sarajevo's Municipalities are further split into "local communities" (Bosnian, Mjesne zajednice). Local communities have a small role in city government and are intended as a way for ordinary citizens to get involved in city government. They are based on key neighborhoods in the city.

*Disclaimer: Attorney-at-law Alma Prnjavorac & Attorney at law Azur Prnjavorac, provides the information in this web site for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute legal advice.


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