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(inside Solna Centrum)Five strategic axes to work for a more agile, modern and effective Justice: a reliable and prepared legal profession, a defense lawyer and an innovative and technologically advanced legal profession <and a European legal profession with a global vision

The president of Consejo General de la Abogacía Española, Victoria Ortega, presented in February 2017 the Strategic Plan for the Legal Profession which aims to make the challenges on matters such as the regulation of professional practice, deontology, the public service of Justice, the internationalization of the profession, technological challenges and universal access to Justice, among others.

The Strategic Plan is the "roadmap" of the Legal Profession for the period 2017-2020 in which, through five strategic axes, the correct exercise of the profession, the defense of the fundamental rights of citizens and the compliance with deontological obligations in order to work for a more agile, modern and effective Justice.

 

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The objectives set by the president of the Legal Profession are articulated through 163 measures, includingacar:

  • Promoting the quality of Justice through the active participation of the Legal Profession to reach a State Pact for Justice with all legal actors. In addition, the creation of a National Commission for the Quality of Justice is proposed to audit and encourage best practices in the Administration of Justice. Establishment and recognition of specialties in the legal profession to respond to the growing social complexity that affects the legal system.
  • Strengthen deontological control with the creation of an Advisory Deontological Council made up of recognized professionals, experts in deontology and representatives of sectors from various fields.
  • An initial training of excellence and improve access to the profession. It is time to carry out a series of improvements in the public interest aimed at strengthening the quality in the provision of legal services by promoting the accreditation of practical skills necessary for the exercise of the profession.
  • Promotion of preventive advocacy through a conflict resolution system alternative to the judicial process, such as mediation and arbitration, to achieve an agreement through private negotiation where the parties are supported and advised at all times by a lawyer.
  • Implementation of a regulatory system for the advertising of lawyers that preserves both the specificities of the legal regulations and the singularities of the defense lawyer, in which advertising must address the dignity of the profession. An independent consultant and review body will be created, with the capacity to resolve conflicts in this matter out of court.
  • Improve the regulations on Free Legal Assistance in order to maximize the quality and sustainability of the service. The new norm must imply the updating of the scales throughout the State and ensure prompt payment. Work program with the media on the presumption of innocence, by promoting training activities with otros organismos legal entities and press associations so that information professionals fulfill their obligation to report, respecting the right to the presumption of innocence.
  • Review the criterion of the sentence in costs so that the expiration principle does not imply a limitation to access to effective judicial protection. In addition, the Lawyers will continue to actively demand the abolition of court fees for SMEs and NGOs.
  • An innovative and technologically advanced legal profession. The Legal Profession is committed to promoting a better technological preparation of professionals to respond to new challenges and will make proposals for effective solutions. Regarding LexNET Justice, the Legal Profession will monitor the support service of the Ministry of Justice to users and will present improvement initiatives in this digital platform.

 

 

 

 

Last update: 29 / 04 / 2024