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Lawyer Tuzla

Lawyer Tuzla - Regional Bar Association Tuzla

Regional Bar Association Tuzla has the capacity of a legal entity with the seat in Tuzla. Based on Article 15 of the Law on Lawyer's Profession F BiH, Regional Bar Association Tuzla, at its founding meeting dated July 20, 2002 adopted its Statute which determines organization and way of operating of this Bar.

The lawyer's role as a representative and protector of the rights, freedoms and interests of citizens and legal entities in a democratic society based on the rule of law is very important but challenging. Such role puts him/her in front of a range of moral and legal obligations, equally towards the client as towards courts, legal profession, the public, and the similar, and it requires from him/her to abide by the Code of Ethics at any time while carrying out their activities. Every lawyer has the duty, besides protecting rights, freedoms and interests of the represented client, to take care about: conscientious and professional work, keeping his/her independence, honour, honesty and integrity as a lawyer; obligation of confidentiality and acquiring the trust of the represented client, but also of judicial authorities; respecting human dignity, protection and fulfillment of basic human rights and freedoms; humane and considerate relationships which involves appreciation and respect of all those he/she contacts while exercising his duties; requirements of professional and general culture; reputation and dignity of the legal profession, as well as its improvement and affirmation, providing professional assistance and advice to other lawyers and lawyer’s interns; training and upgrading of their legal and general knowledge and the similar.

Bodies of the Regional Bar Association Tuzla are: Assembly, Steering Board, President and Vice-President, Disciplinary Court and disciplinary prosecutor and Supervisory Board.

Regional Bar Association represents all lawyers from its territory before canton and municipal bodies and institutions.

Our law firm Prnjavorac has its seat in Tuzla.

Tuzla is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the seat of the Tuzla Canton and is the economic, scientific, cultural, educational, health and tourist centre of northeast Bosnia. After Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Tuzla is the third largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Preliminary results from the 2013 Census indicate that the municipality has a population of 130.000

Tuzla is an educational center and is home to two universities. It is also the main industrial machine and one of the leading economic strongholds of Bosnia with a wide and varied industrial sector including an expanding service sector thanks to its salt lake tourism. The city of Tuzla is home to Europe's only salt lake as part of its central park and has more than 100,000 people visiting its shores every year. The history of the city goes back to the 9th century; modern Tuzla dates back to 1510 when it became an important garrison town in the Ottoman Empire.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla is also regarded as one of the most multicultural cities in the country and has managed to keep the pluralist character of the city throughout the Bosnian War and after, with Bosniaks, Serbs, Croats and a small minority of Bosnian Jews residing in Tuzla. The name "Tuzla" is the Ottoman Turkish word for salt mine, tuzla, and refers to the extensive salt deposits found underneath the city.

Tuzla is located in the northeastern part of Bosnia, settled just underneath the Majevica mountain range, on the Jala River. The central zone lies in an east-west oriented plain, with residential areas in the north and south of the city located on the Ilinčica, Kicelj and Gradina Hills. It is 237 metres above sea level. The climate is moderate continental. There are abundant coal deposits in the region around Tuzla. 6 coal mines continue to operate around the city. Much of the coal mined in the area is used to power the Tuzla Power Plant, which is the largest power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tuzla is the only city in Europe that has a salt lake at its centre. The ancient Pannonian Sea dried up around 10 million years ago, but work by researchers and scientists has now enabled a level of saline water to be kept stable at the surface, and in 2003 the Pannonian Lake was opened.

Tuzla is the seat of the Tuzla Canton, which is a canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as of Tuzla Municipality, which is one of the 13 municipalities that together constitute the Tuzla Canton. Administratively, Tuzla is divided into 39 mjesne zajednice (local districts).  Apart from Tuzla, the municipality incorporates several other adjacent settlements, including the town of Gornja Tuzla (Upper Tuzla), as well as the villages of Husino, Par Selo, Simin Han, Obodnica, Kamenjaši, Plane, Šići and others.


Can a lawyer from Tuzla represent his/her clients throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina?
A lawyer may represent his/her clients throughout the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, before all courts, administrative bodies, and all other organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

I need legal advice from a law office from Tuzla, how do you charge?
We do not charge for short legal advice. We charge more complex legal issues, legal analysis, in-depth legal analysis in accordance with the value of the dispute, the complexity of the legal case and the volume of documentation, and in accordance with the Tariff on Remuneration and Reimbursement of Lawyers in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Is it possible to negotiate a special price of attorney’s fees with a law office from Tuzla?
A lawyer is free to negotiate the amount of the fee with his client regardless of the provisions of the lawyer’s fee. The condition for the validity of the contract between the lawyer and the client is that it be made in writing and not contrary to the applicable regulations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will be considered that the condition of concluding a contract in writing is also met in the case of exchange of letters, e-mails or faxes.

As a law firm from Tuzla, do you deal with all legal areas?
Our law office deals only with areas from which it has a legal specialization, and you can see the areas of our law office at the link. If the lawyer has a recognized specialization or does not deal with a certain area of law at all, he/she may reject the party’s request for representation if it is a case outside his/her specialization or the area for which he/she is an expert. If you are not sure from which domain your legal problem is, you can ask us a short question, if we do not work in a given legal area, we will be happy to recommend you to one of our fellow lawyers from Tuzla specializing in your legal field.

Where is the headquarters of your law office in Tuzla?
The headquarters of our law office is in the centre of Tuzla, at the location of Djordje Mihajlovic 10B Tuzla, across from the Kino Centar building in Tuzla.

Do I have to make an appointment at your law office in Tuzla before arrival?
Making an appointment to come to the law office is mandatory, and you can contact us for an appointment by phone or e-mail. Also, before coming to the consultation, you can state what your legal problem is and whether it is from the domain of representation of our law office.

Can lawyers in Tuzla represent parties without compensation?
In Tuzla, there is the Institute for Free Legal Aid of Tuzla Canton, which is located in Tuzla in Dzafer Mahala Street, there are also associations that provide free legal aid, such as the association “Vasa Prava” with an office in Tuzla. As for free representation by lawyers – it is also the obligation of lawyers to provide free legal aid to socially disadvantaged persons in accordance with the law and the lawyer will perform this duty as conscientiously and carefully as in providing legal assistance to other parties. Each lawyer in Tuzla or BiH will, in accordance with his/her abilities, take over as many cases per year as he/she is able to provide free legal representation or free legal aid.

How long is a lawyer from Tuzla obligated to keep my file in the archives of his law office?
The lawyer is obligated to keep the files of the represented party for at least five years after the final conclusion of the procedure, that is, then years when the representation referred to real estate rights.

Are lawyers insured in case of damage to a party?
Lawyers, joint law offices and law firms must be insured against liability for damage caused to a party during the provision of legal aid. The Bar Association may agree on the conditions for insuring its members against liability for damage that may occur in the course of performing their activities.

What should be the attitude of lawyers towards courts, administrative and other state bodies?
Тhe attitude of a lawyer towards the court, other state bodies and their representatives, and the attitude of the court, other state bodies and their representatives towards the lawyer, should be an expression of respect for law, legal culture and the legal profession. A lawyer is obliged to perform representation before courts and other bodies correctly, respecting their authority and reputation in accordance with procedural rules, and at the same time to preserve the autonomy and independence of the legal profession as an independent professional activity, as well as his personal and professional reputation. The lawyer’s submissions and oral statements should be clear, concise, relevant and logical, and the lawyer’s criticism of the court, other state bodies and their representatives should not be communicated in a brazen or offensive manner.



*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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