Russian and Kirghiz lawyers discussed free legal assistance


The online conference entitled «Improvement of the free legal assistance system» took place on June 5 and was initiated by the Association of Lawyers of Russia (ALRF).

The meeting was attended by legal experts from Russia and Kyrgyzstan. The ALRF was presented by the CEO – Chief of Staff of the ALRF Stanislav Alexandrov;  member of the Board of the ALRF, Deputy Head of the Governor’s Administration – Head of the State Legal Department Alexey Preobrazhensky; and Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Ulyanovsk Regional Department of the ALRF, Head of the Ulyanovsk State Legal Office Svetlana Ilyina.

Among the participants were:

  • First Secretary of the Department for Russian Compatriots’ Affairs of the Russian Foreign Ministry Pavel Volchikhin;
  • Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Kyrgyz Republic Ekaterina Eremina;
  • Deputy of the Bishkek Municipal Kenesh (Council) Valentina Lisnichenko;
  • President of the Association of Legal Entities «Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan» Artur Bakirov.

Participants discussed primary free legal assistance for citizens, outcomes of developing legal aid and education projects in the Ulyanovsk region, support for compatriots residing abroad,  experience of the Kyrgyz Republic and Ulyanovsk region in the development of the system of free legal assistance. Special attention was given to the cooperation between legal clinics of universities of Kyrgyz Republic and Russia, as well as involving regional departments of the ALRF in free legal assistance and legal education activities.