Attorneyship Printable versionLast update: 06.12.2022
An attorney is a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan who has a higher legal education, has received a license to practice law, is a member of the bar association and provides legal assistance on a professional basis within the framework of law practice regulated by the Law.
An attorney may not be a person recognized by a court as incapable or with limited legal capacity, or who has an outstanding criminal record that has not been removed in accordance with the procedure established by law.
Also, the following individuals cannot practice law:
- released from criminal liability on the basis of clauses 3), 4), 9), 10) and 12) part one of the Article 35 or Article 36 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (within three years after the occurrence of such events);
- dismissed for negative reasons from government and military service, from law-enforcement/special government agencies, as well as dismissed from the position of a judge (within three years from the date of dismissal);
- committed an administrative corruption offense (within three years after the occurrence of such events);
- deprived of a license to practice law on the grounds provided for in subclauses 1) and 2) of Clause 4 of Article 44 of the Law (within three years from the date of entry into force of the court decision);
- excluded from the register of the Chamber of Legal Advisers for negative reasons (within three years from the date of exclusion).
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