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.