The Qualifications Commission has used a mechanism of licence revocation for misconduct again

On November 22, 2023, the Qualification Commission on issues of Advocacy conducted another certification for attorneys from various territorial bars. Following the results of this certification, the Commission has decided:

  • N. Tarasyuk is no longer ‘eligible’ to fulfil the professional duties of an attorney within the Minsk City Bar Association.
  • The licences of Y. Karachun and O. Puchkovskaya, attorneys of the Minsk Regional Bar Association, may be terminated due to misconduct that is deemed incompatible with the title of an attorney.

It is noteworthy that since 2021, this mechanism was only employed once previously, in 2023, when the Qualification Commission decided to revoke the licences of several attorneys from Vitebsk. According to unconfirmed reports, the alleged 'misconduct' in that case involved charitable donations to solidarity funds.
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