The Supervisory Department

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03-01-2013

The main objects of the Legal Department are:

•To conduct assignments related to the subcommittees of the Council, including the tax committee, the procedural law-committee and the criminal law-committee. The various committees’ main tasks are, inter alia, to raise issues of current or general interest, and provide comments to legislative proposals from the government or the EU.

•To initiate and organize legal seminars, conferences and events for Danish lawyers, the business community and other stakeholders.

•To prepare a number of political programmes of interest to the lawyer profession, the latest example being the Council’s programme on the rule of law in tax matters.

•To draft commentaries on, inter alia, new amendments to the rules governing lawyers’ work.  

•To be the regulatory authority on lawyers, including ensuring that the rules on legal ethics and the lawyers’ management of their clients funds are followed.

•To draft responses for the Counsel's opinion committee and handle the cases and questions being raised in this forum. The questions are asked by the Society’s members and/or the Danish national Courts and are mainly concerning legal fees and legal ethics.

•To be responsible for upcoming new lawyers’ educational program and the bar exam as well as the mandatory continued training for assistant attorneys and experienced lawyers.

For a list of The Legal Department’s staff members please refer to http://www.advokatsamfundet.dk/OmAdvokatsamfundet/Sekretariatet/JuridiskAfdeling.aspx