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
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
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
- 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
- Relations between lawyers and their parties and
- Cooperation with lawyers' and other institutions and
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
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 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.