Candidate for post of head of armenia’s chamber of advocates suggests simplifying bar taxation
YEREVAN, August 27. /ARKA/. The candidate for the post of chairman of Armenia’s Chamber of Advocates Ara Zohrabyan suggests in his election campaign program simplifying taxation in advocacy.
Currently advocates are taxed like the other economic entities and tax bodies are allowed, when required, to put pressure on them, Zohrabyan said.
He also suggested developing public defender’s institution, strengthening disciplinary responsibility of advocates, giving them a chance to follow the chamber council meetings online and a number of other changes.
Zohrabyan urged his counterparts to focus on the problems in the field instead of going into personals.
So far the chamber has had achievements and the election should move it forward, Zohrabyan said at Novosti international press center Tuesday.
One of the achievements is that Armenian advocates have consolidated into an organization and the chamber managed to lobby to change the law about protection of advocates’ rights, to make advocate school admission more transparent and to create a research center as part of the chamber of advocates.
The election of the chairman will be held on September 14. Four candidates have been registered so far. Over 1,300 advocates currently registered have the right to vote in the election. –0--