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
Bodies of the Regional Bar
Association Tuzla are: Assembly, Steering Board, President and
Vice-President, Disciplinary Court and disciplinary prosecutor and
Regional Bar Association represents
all lawyers from its territory before canton and municipal bodies and
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
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
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.