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					                                                  Approved:
                                              by Mnutes No.1
                                    of the Founding Congress
                      of the Association of Lawyers of Russia
                                     dated December 22, 2005

                                                 Amended by:
                          the Resolution of the Third Meeting
                      of the Association of Lawyers of Russia
                                     dated February 03, 2009




             Charter

of the Association of Lawyers of Russia
    All-Russian Public Organization




            city of Moscow
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                                        SECTION 1. GENERAL

        Article 1. Association of Lawyers of Russia All-Russian Public Organization
        1. Association of Lawyers of Russia All-Russian Public Organization (hereinafter
referred to as Association) is a membership-based voluntary self-governing voluntary
association, established on the initiative of citizens, united by common interests to pursue
common goals, defined by this Charter.
        2. Full name of the Association is “Association of Lawyers of Russia All-Russian Public
Organization”.
        Short name of the Association: Association of Lawyers of Russia.
        Abbreviated name of the Association: ALR
        Short name in English language: The Association of Lawyers of Russia.
        Short name of the Association in English: ALR.
        3. Location of a permanent governing body of the Association (the Presidium of the
Association) is the city of Moscow.

        Article 2. Legal Framework and Principles of Activity of the Association
        1. The Association carries out its activities in accordance with the Constitution of the
Russian Federation, Federal Law "On public associations", other normative legal acts of the
Russian Federation, the generally recognized principles and norms of international law and this
Charter.
        2. The Association bases its activities on principles of equality of its members, the rule of
law, transparency, voluntariness, self-government.

                 SECTION 2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION

        Article 3. Aims of the Association:
        The aims of the Association are:
        - To facilitate the process of forming the legal state in the Russian Federation;
        - To promote the prestige of the legal profession in the Russian Federation, education of
lawyers in the spirit of strict compliance with the provisions of the law, and rules of professional
ethics;
        - To promote establishment of conditions for active professional and social activities of
its members;
        - To help strengthening the legal framework of the lawyers’ activity, their social and legal
protection;
        - To involve the legal community to participate in legal, humanitarian and other projects
and programs;
        - To promote implementation of humane and peace initiatives of public and government
organizations, projects and programs of international and national development;
        - To develop cooperation between lawyers, contribute to strengthening the connection
between legal science, education and practice;
        - To contribute to expansion of democracy and publicity, scientific justification in law-
making, learning and improving the practice of law;
        - To strengthen peace, friendship, trust and understanding between peoples, consolidation
with national, regional and international organizations, and the legal community.

       Article 4. Objectives of the Association
       1. Guided by its aims, the Association features the following objectives in accordance
with the applicable law:
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        - Cooperates with public authorities, public associations, international governmental and
nongovernmental organizations;
        - In cooperation with public authorities and public organizations or by itself, conducts
congresses, conferences, seminars, “round tables”, debates;
        - Analyses current problems of development of Russian legislation and examines the
practice of its application;
        - Analyses and prepares proposals for the adoption, modification, amendment or
cancellation of laws and other normative legal acts;
        - Carries out scientific development of programs and examination of initiatives, projects
of federal laws and other legal acts;
        - Introduces recommendations on application of legislative and other legal acts;
        - Develops science-based recommendations on problematic issues of ensuring protection
of rights, freedoms and interests of citizens and their access to justice;
        - Monitors current and forecasts future needs of legal professionals in regulatory legal
provision;
        - Carries out preliminary study and preparation of materials on issues of international
professional scientific exchange, holding of international professional scientific conferences,
round tables and symposia;
        - Carries out public certification and accreditation of legal organizations and lawyers;
        - Carries out educational activities to enhance the skills of lawyers;
        - Participates in the implementation of legal education of citizens and clarification of
existing legislation;
        - Studies and disseminates the experience of different countries in the field of law;
        - Provides information, advice and organizational assistance to members of the of the
Association;
        - Carries out information activity in electronic and print media and information networks
(in accordance with the procedure provided for by the applicable law).
        2. The Association may carry out other activities not prohibited by applicable law, this
Charter, aimed at achieving the statutory goals and objectives.

                     SECTION 3. LEGAL STATUS OF THE ASSOCIATION

       Article 5. Association as a corporate person
       The Association is a corporate person from the date of its state registration.
       The Association shall be entitled:
       - To have an independent balance, settlement bank accounts in banking institutions of the
Russian Federation, logotype, letterheads, official seal, approved and registered in accordance
with the procedure established by the applicable law;
       - To own separate property and to meet its obligations in relation to such property;
       - To acquire and exercise property and personal rights, to serve as a plaintiff and a
defendant in court on his own behalf.

        Article 6. Rights of the Association as a Public Association
        For the purposes of implementation of its aims and objectives in order established by the
law of the Russian Federation the Association shall be entitled:
        - To publish information about its activities;
        - To participate in making decisions of public and local authorities in the manner and to
the extent permitted by the law of the Russian Federation;
        - To establish the media and engage in publishing activities;
        - To represent and defend its rights and legitimate interests of its members, as well as
other citizens of the state and local authorities and public associations;
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          - To take initiatives on various aspects of public life, to make proposals to government
bodies;
       - To implement fully the powers provided for by the applicable law for public
associations.

         Article 7. Responsibilities of the Association as a Public Association
         1. The Association shall be obliged:
         - To comply with the law of the Russian Federation, the generally recognized principles
and norms of international law in relation to the scope of its activities, as well as the rules set
forth in this Charter;
         - To publish annual reports on the use of its property or provide access to the relevant
reports;
         - To inform annually the authority making decisions on state registration of public
associations, on continuation of its activity with an indication of the actual location of the
permanent governing body, its name and data on the leaders of the of the Association in the
amount of information included in the unified state register of legal entities;
         - Provide the authority making decisions on state registration of public associations upon
request the decisions of governing bodies and officials of the of the Association, as well as
annual and quarterly reports on its activities in the amount of information to be submitted to the
tax authorities;
         To allow representatives of the authority taking decisions on state registration of public
associations, to get access to the events organized by the Association;
         - To assist the representatives of the authority taking decisions on state registration of
public associations in becoming familiar with the activities of the of the Association in
connection with achievement of its corporate aims and compliance with the law of the Russian
Federation.
         2. The Association ensures registration and safekeeping of the documents on personnel of
its staff.

        Article 8. Entrepreneurial Business of the Association
        1. The Association shall, in the manner specified by the applicable law, carry out
entrepreneurial business, including external-economic, required to achieve socially useful
objectives for which the Association was created, and appropriate to these objectives.
        2. The entrepreneurial activity is carried out by the Association only insofar as it serves
the achievement of its statutory objectives.
        3. The Association can establish economic partnerships and companies that have the
status of a corporate person.

              SECTION 4. MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION, THEIR RIGHTS AND
                                 OBLIGATIONS

        Article 9. Association’s Membership
        1. The following persons can be the members of the Association:
        - Citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who
are at least 18 years old and have legal education, who share the aims and objectives of the
Association, comply with the requirements of this Charter, and taking direct part in the work of
the Association;
        - Public associations of lawyers - corporate persons that share the aims and objectives of
the Association, comply with the requirements of this Charter, and taking direct part in the work
of the Association.
        2. Membership in the Association and secession from it shall be voluntary.
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        3. Admission into members of the Association is carried out on the basis of a written
application stating the intent to join the Association as a member and registered by the decision
of the Council of respective regional department, taken by a simple majority of votes.
        4. Admission into members of the Association of public associations - corporate persons
shall be carried out as provided by Section 3 of this article, or the Presidium of the Association
subject to decision of an authorized body of the relevant public association to join the
Association.
        5. The Association shall be entitled to adopt as an Honorary member of the Association
the persons who have made a significant contribution towards achieving the statutory objectives
of the Association.
        The decision on admission into Honorary members of the Association is taken by the
Central Council of the Association subject to consent of a person to be admitted as an Honorary
member.
        6. A member of the Association is issued a certificate under the form established by the
Presidium of the Association.
        7. A member of the Association may resign at any time subject to a written request (for
public associations - legal entities - a decision of its governing body), to be submitted to the
body, who made the decision on admission of this person as member of the Association.
        No decisions are required to be issued in this case.
        8. A member of the Association may be excluded from the Association based on the
decision of the body, who made the decision on admission of this person as member of the
Association. in case of:
        - Gross and repeated violations of the Charter of the Association and other regulations of
the Association;
        - Systematic failure to fulfill its obligations of a member of the Association;
        - Committing acts discrediting the Association.
        9. The decision to expel a member from the Association may be appealed to the Central
Council of the Association.

        Article 10. Rights and Obligations of Members of the Association
        1. All members of the Association shall have equal rights and obligations. The members
of the Association, which are public associations, shall exercise their respective rights and
obligations through their authorized representatives.
        A member of the Association shall be entitled:
        - To participate in the activities of the Association;
        - To participate in the work of the Meeting of the Organization;
        - To participate in the work of the General Meeting of the relevant department;
        - To make proposals to improve the activities of the Association in all of its authorities;
        - To make requests to any elected body of the Association and receive essential replies;
        - To participate in proceedings of bodies considering the issues of its withdrawal from the
Association;
        - To use the material basis, the services of the Association, privileges established for
members of the Association in the prescribed manner;
        - To withdraw from the Association;
        - To elect and be elected into the managing and auditing bodies of the Association.
        2. A member of the Association shall be obliged:
        - To comply with the requirements of this Charter, decisions of governing bodies of the
Association, adopted within the competence established by this Charter;
        - To participate directly in implementation of the aims and objectives of the Association;
        - To avoid actions discrediting the Association;
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       - To pay the admission and membership fees in order and amount set by the decisions of
authorized bodies.

                             SECTION 5. MANAGING AND AUDITING
                                BODIES OF THE ASSOCIATION

        Article 11. The Meeting is the Supreme Management Body of the Association
        1. The Supreme Management Body of the Association is the Meeting, which is convened
by the Presidium of the Association at least once every three years.
        2. An extraordinary Meeting shall be convened by the Presidium of the Association for
the purpose of making necessary decisions relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Meeting:
        - At the initiative of the Chairperson of the Association;
        - At the request of the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee of the Association;
        - At the request of not less than one third of the regional departments of the Association.
        An extraordinary Meeting shall be convened no later than two months from the date of
decision to convene an extraordinary Meeting (from the date of receipt of the requirement to
convene an extraordinary meeting by the Presidium of the Association) taken by the relevant
body.
        3. The exclusive competence of the Meeting includes:
        - Making a decision on establishment of the Association;
        - Adoption of the Charter of the Association and introducing amendments thereto (taken
by 2 / 3 of total number of votes)
        - Making a decision on reorganization and liquidation of the Association (taken by 2 / 3
of total number of votes);
        para. 5 ceased to be in force. - Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3,
2009;
        - Election of members of the permanent governing collegial body of the Association, the
Presidium of the Association, as well as early termination of its powers in case of violation of the
Charter of the Association (decision taken by 2 / 3 of total number of votes)
        - Election of the Chairperson and members of the Central Supervision and Auditing
Commission of the Association, as well as early termination of its powers in case of violation of
the Charter of the Association (decision taken by 2/3 of total number of votes);
        - Approval of reports of the Presidium of the Association, the Central Council of the
Association and the Central Supervision and Auditing Commission of the Association;
        - Appointment of the liquidation committee and approval of the liquidation balance upon
liquidation of the Association;
        The Meeting shall be entitled to take decisions on any other matters of the Association,
including those relating to the competence of elected bodies of the Association.
        4. The Meeting shall be legally qualified, if more than half of the elected delegates from
more than half of the regional departments of the Association are present. The number of
delegates shall be determined by the Presidium of the Association.
        If case of absence of a quorum at the Meeting, the Presidium of the Association shall set
a new date for the Meeting, but no later than 40 days after.
        5. Decisions are taken by open or ballot voting (based on decision of the Meeting) by a
simple majority of votes (except as otherwise set forth in this Charter) of delegates present at the
meeting.
        6. The Minutes of the Meeting of the Association shall be signed by the Chairperson of
the Association.

       Article 12. Central Council of Association
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        1. In the period between Meetings, the governing body of the Association shall be the
Central Council of the Association.
        para.2 ceased to be effective. - Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3,
2009;
        The Central Council of the Association includes the following positions:
        - heads of public organizations - members of the Association;
        - heads of regional departments of the Association; (para.5 as amended by the Resolution
of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        - Chairperson of the Association, Co-chairperson of the Association, Chairperson of the
Board of the Association. (para.6 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR
dated February 3, 2009)
        2. Proceedings of the Central Council of the Association shall be held in case of
necessity, but at least once a year. Proceedings of the Central Council of the Association shall be
convened by the Chairperson of the Association or by the resolution of the Presidium of the
Association (the resolution shall be adopted by 2/3 of votes).
        3. The Central Council of the Association shall be authorized to adopt resolutions, if its
proceedings are attended by more than two thirds of its members.
        4. Resolutions of the Central Council of the Association shall be adopted by simple
majority of votes of members of the Central Council of the Association, who attend the
proceedings (para.4 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February
3, 2009)
        5. The following shall fall within the exclusive competence of the Central Council of the
Association:
        - as part of main areas of activity of the Association approved by the Meeting,
determination of long-term programs of the Association;
        - consideration of annual reports of the Presidium of the Association;
        - approval of regulatory documents governing activity of the Central Supervision and
Auditing Committee of the Association, as advised by the Chairperson of the Association; (para.
4 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        - approval of regulatory documents governing activity of the Arbitration Court of the
Association, as advised by the Chairperson of the Association; (para. 5 as amended by the
Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        - appointment of the Chairperson and the Judges of the Arbitration Court of the
Association, as advised by the Chairperson of the Association; (para. 6 as amended by the
Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        - approval of the Regulation on Expert Advisory Board, its Chairperson and its
composition, as advised by the Chairperson of the Association; (para. 7 as amended by the
Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        - election of the Honorary Member of the Association, as advised by the Chairperson of
the Association;
        - institution of awards and approval of the Regulation on Awards of the Association;
        - approval of the regulation on requirements imposed on applicants for entry on members
of the Association;
        - approval of amounts of membership and enrolment fees of the Association;
        adoption of resolutions on other issues of activity of the Association, with the exception
of those referred to the exclusive competence of the Meeting.
        6. The Central Council of the Association shall be entitled to recommend to the Meeting
to exclude persons from the Central Council of the Association because of the following reasons:
        - if there is an appropriate application;
        - in case of absence at more than a half of proceedings of the Central Council of the
Association within two years for no good reason;
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        - in case of performance of acts being in conflict with charter purposes and objectives of
the Association.
        7. By Resolution of the Central Council of the Association, representatives of
governmental authorities, local government authorities and public organizations shall have the
right to participate in its activity with the right of an advisory vote.
        8. Minutes of proceedings of the Central Council of the Association shall be signed by
the Chairperson of the Association. (para.8 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting
of ALR dated February 3, 2009)

        Article 13. Presidium of the Association
        1. The Presidium of the Association shall be a permanent governing collegial body that
exercises rights and obligations of a legal person on behalf of the Association, in accordance
with the Charter and applicable laws, elected by the Meeting of the Association out of members
of the Association for a term of three years. (para.1 as amended by the Resolution of the Third
Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        Quantitative composition of the Presidium shall be determined by the Meeting.
        The Presidium shall consist of the Chairperson of the Association, two Co-Chairpersons
of the Association, the Chairperson of the Board of the Association, the First Deputy
Chairperson of the Board of the Association and members of the Presidium elected in
accordance with the procedure determined by paragraph 3, article 11 of this Charter (para. 3 as
amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        As an independent member of the Presidium, it shall include the Chairperson of
“International Union of Layers” International Union of Public Association of Layers with a right
of an advisory vote.
        2. Proceedings of the Presidium of the Association shall be held as and when necessary,
but at least once in two months. Proceedings the Presidium of the Association shall be convened
by the Chairperson of the Association. The chairperson of the Central Supervision and Auditing
Committee of the Association shall participate in the work of the Presidium.
        3. The Presidium of the Association shall be authorized to adopt resolutions, if its
proceedings are attended by more than two thirds of its members. All resolutions of the
Presidium shall be adopted by simple majority of votes of members of the Presidium attending
proceedings.
        4. The Presidium of the Association shall:
        - elect three Co-Chairpersons of the Association out of its composition, the Chairperson
of the Association out of Co-Chairpersons of the Association;
        - elect the Bureau of the Presidium of the Association, as well as early terminate powers
of members of the Bureau of the Presidium of the Association and approve the regulation on the
Bureau of the Presidium of the Association; (para.3 as amended by the Resolution of the Third
Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        para. 4 ceased to be effective. - Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February
3, 2009;
        - as advised by the Chairperson of the Association, elect a Chairperson of the Board of
the Association;
        - as advised by the Chairperson of the Board of the Association, form the Board of the
Association, as well as early terminate powers of members of the Board of the Association,
approve the Regulation on the Board of the Association;
        - form the Guardian Council of the Association and approve the Regulation on the
Guardian Council of the Association;
        - form the Social Council of the Association and approve the Regulation on the Social
Council of the Association;
        - adopt a resolution on convention of ordinary and extraordinary Meetings;
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        - determine the representational quota at the Meeting;
        - form the agenda of the proceedings of the Meeting;
        - report on its activity to the Meeting and the Central Council of the Association;
        - organize and control performance of resolutions of Meeting;
        - as part of main areas of activity of the Association approved by the Meeting, consider
and approve programs and plans of work of the Association;
        - determine current purposes of the Association, establish committees, working groups
and other structures, approve regulations thereon, approve their Chairpersons and plans of
activity, exercise control over their work;
        - adopt resolutions on establishment of print media of the Association;
        - adopt resolutions on establishment of special purpose funds of the Association;
        - adopt resolutions on entry of the Association into other public associations,
establishment of branches and representative offices, inclusion of departments in the
Association, as well as on establishment of public associations, business partnerships and
societies;
        - approve Regulations on regional departments of the Association;
        - approve Regulations on branches and representative offices of the Association;
        - adopt resolutions on inclusion of the Association in international organizations and
associations;
        - approve budget of the Association;
        - approve annual accounting balance sheet of the Association;
        - award rewards and premiums of the Association;
        - approve the emblem and other symbolics of the Association;
        adoption of resolutions on other issues of activity of the Association, with the exception
of those referred to the exclusive competence of the Meeting and the Central Supervision and
Auditing Committee.
        5. The Presidium of the Association shall consider schedules of congresses, conferences,
seminars, “round tables” and other events held (organized) by the Association.
        6. Minutes of the proceedings of the Presidium of the Association shall be signed by the
Chairperson of the Association (para.6 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of
ALR dated February 3, 2009)

        Article 14. Chairperson and Co-Chairpersons of the Association
        1. Co-Chairpersons of the Association shall be elected by the Presidium of the
Association out of members of the Presidium of the Association for a term of three years.
        Co-Chairpersons shall be alternatively elected Chairperson of the Association for a term
of one year.
        The first Chairperson of the Association shall be elected by members of the Presidium of
the Association at its first proceedings after the Meeting.
        One month prior to expiration of his/her powers, the Chairperson of the Association shall
introduce the next Chairperson of the Association to the Presidium of the Association.
        2. The Chairperson of the Association shall:
        - act without power of attorney on behalf of the Association, represent its interests in
relations with governmental authorities, local government authorities, commercial and non-
commercial international organizations;
        - preside at the Meeting of the Association, proceedings of the Central Council of the
Association, head the Presidium of the Association;
        - coordinate preparation of the Meeting of the Association;
        - sign minutes and resolution of the Meeting of the Association, the Central Council of
the Association, the Presidium of the Association, contracts and agreements of the Association;
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       - report on the executed work to the Meeting of the Association, the Central Council of
the Association, the Presidium of the Association;
       - ensure performance of provisions of this Charter, main areas of activity of the
Association and other guideline documents of the Association;
       - organize and carry out general management and control over activity of structural
subdivisions, hear reports on their activity;
       - coordinate activity of subdivisions of the Association;
       - decides other issues not falling within the exclusive competence of the Meeting of the
Association and the Central Council of the Association;
       - the Chairperson of the Association shall be entitled to delegate some of his/her powers
to Co-Chairpersons of the Association, the Chairperson of the Board of the Association. (para.
11 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
       3. Co-Chairpersons of the Association shall act without power of attorney on behalf of
the Association, represent its interests in relations with governmental authorities, local
government authorities, commercial and non-commercial international organizations.
       4. When the Chairperson is absent, his/her obligations shall be performed to the fullest
extent by one of the Co-Chairpersons on the basis of the instruction of the Chairperson of the
Association.
       5. The Chairperson of the Association shall approve the Regulation on distribution of
duties among Co-Chairpersons of the Association and the Chairperson of the Board of the
Association. (para.5 as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February
3, 2009)

        Article 15. Chairperson of the Board and the Board of the Association
        1. The Board of the Association shall be a permanent executive body of the Association.
The Board of the Association shall ensure performance of resolutions of the Meetings of the
Association, the Central Council and the Presidium of the Association.
        - as part of main areas of activity of the Association approved by the Meeting, develop
and implement programs, projects and independent events of the Association.
        The Board of the Association shall ensure performance of resolutions of the Meeting of
the Central Council, the Presidium of the Association, as well as organize centralized accounting
of members of the Association, keep register of members of the Association, by resolution of the
Presidium appoint and dismiss heads of branches and representative offices of organizations,
develop draft budget of the Association, submit it for approval by the Presidium of the
Association and execute it, organize and exercise general management and control over activity
of structural subdivisions of the Association, as well as other powers in accordance with the
Regulation on the Board of the Association.
        2. The Chairperson of the Board of the Association shall be elected by the Presidium of
the Association out of its composition as advised by the Chairperson of the Association for a
term of three years. As advised by the Chairperson of the Board of the Association, the First
Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the Association shall be elected out of the Presidium of the
Association. As advised by the Chairperson of the Association, the Presidium of the Association
shall be entitled to consider an issue on early replacement of the Chairperson of the Board of the
Association.
        3. The Chairperson of the Board of the Association shall be responsible for results of
activity of the Board of the Association. As advised by the Chairperson of the Board of the
Association, the Presidium of the Association shall adopt resolutions on appointment of
members of the Board of the Association out of members of the Association and on early
termination of their powers.
        4. As advised by the Chairperson of the Board of the Association, the Presidium of the
Association shall approve the Regulation on the Board of the Association.
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        5. Quantitative composition of the Board of the Association shall be specified in the
resolution on the Board of the Association. Proceedings of the Board shall be held under the
chairmanship of the Chairperson of the Board. The Board of the Association shall be authorized
to adopt resolutions, if its proceedings are attended by more than a half of its members. All
resolutions of the Board of the Association shall be adopted by simple majority of votes of
members of the the Board of the Association attending proceedings. In the event of a tie the vote
of the chairperson shall be casting.
        6. Minutes of the proceedings of the Board of the Association shall be signed by the
Chairperson of the Board of the Association. Minutes of the proceedings of the Board of the
Association shall be sent to members of the Presidium of the Association.
        7. Under the instruction of the Presidium of the Association, the Chairperson of the Board
shall perform current executive and administrative activity of the Association, act without power
of attorney on behalf of the Association, represent its interests in relations with governmental
authorities, local government authorities, commercial and non-commercial organizations,
represent the Association in courts, in relations with individuals and corporate persons, issue
powers of attorney, open accounts in banks in Russian and foreign currency, within the limits of
his/her competence sign contracts on behalf of the Association, develop and submit for approval
by the Presidium of the Association draft structure of the Central Office of the Association, the
Regulation on stuff numbers of the Central Office of the Association and on the salary fund of
the Central Office of the Association, appoint and dismiss employees of the Central Office of the
Association, within the limits of his/her competence issue orders and instructions for the Board
of the Association and the Central Office of the Association, have the right to sign financial
documents, as well as exercise other authorities in accordance with this Charter and Regulation
on the Board of the Association.
        8. The Chairperson of the Board of the Association shall report on the executed work to
the Presidium of the Association at least once in three months.
        9. Proceedings of the Board of the Association shall be held at least once a month.

        Article 16. Presidium Bureau of the Association
        (as amended by the Resolution of the Third Meeting of ALR dated February 3, 2009)
        1. The Presidium Bureau of the Association shall be a permanent governing collegial
body elected by the Presidium of the Association out of its composition as advised by the
Chairperson of the Association for a period of his/her authorities.
        2. Quantitative composition of the Presidium Bureau shall be determined by the
Presidium of the Association.
        3. The Presidium Bureau of the Association includes the following positions: Chairperson
of the Association and Co-Chairpersons of the Association.
        4. Proceedings of the Presidium Bureau of the Association shall be held as and when
necessary, but at least once a month. Proceedings the Presidium Bureau of the Association shall
be convened by the Chairperson of the Association.
        5. The Presidium Bureau of the Association shall be authorized to adopt resolutions, if its
proceedings are attended by more than two thirds of its members. All resolutions of the
Presidium shall be adopted by simple majority of votes of members of the Presidium Bureau
attending proceedings.
        6. The Presidium Bureau of the Association shall:
        - prepare draft regulations for their consideration at the Meeting, Central Council, and the
Presidium of the Association;
        - state agendas for proceedings of the Presidium of the Association;
        - presents an Yearly Action Plan of the Association for approval at the Presidium of the
Association;
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       - ensure monitoring over implementation of regulations of the Meetings of the
Association, the Central Council and the Presidium of the Association.
       - ensure co-ordination and implementation of communications with social and state
organizations of foreign countries;
       - ensure co-ordination of activity of committees, commissions, project teams and other
working bodies created by the Presidium of the Association;
       - arrange the activity determined by the Presidium of the Association;
       - perform other duties imposed on it under Regulations on Presidium Bureau of the
Association.
       7. The Presidium of the Association shall approve Regulations on Presidium Bureau of
the Association as advised by the Chairperson of the Association.
       8. Minutes of the proceedings of the Presidium Bureau of the Association shall be signed
by the Chairperson of the Association.

        Article 17. Guardian Council
        1. The Guardian Council of the Association is its body, which assists the Association in
achieving its charter goals and objectives.
        2. The Guardian Council may consist of notable public figures who are interested in
improvement and development of civil society institutions, and assisting the formation of the
legal state in the Russian Federation.
        The composition of the Guardian Council shall be approved by the Presidium of the
Association as advised by the Chairperson of the Association.
        3. The Guardian Council shall ensure public control over the activity of the management
bodies of the Association and its compliance with the main goals and objectives of the
Association as well as other regulations of its Charter.
        4. The activity of the Guardian Council shall be regulated by Regulations to be approved
by the Presidium of the Association.

       Article 18. Social Council
       1. The Social Council of the Association is its advisory body, which assists the
Association in achieving its charter goals and objectives.
       2. The Social Council of the Association may consist of persons, including those having
no legal education, who are interested in improving the status of legal professions.
       The composition of the Social Council shall be approved by the Presidium of the
Association.
       3. The activity of the Social Council shall be regulated by Regulations to be approved by
the Presidium of the Association.

        Article 19. Central Supervision and Auditing Committee of the Association
        1. The Central Supervision and Auditing Committee of the Association shall be elected at
the Meeting among members of the Association for the term of three years. The quantitative
composition of the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee shall be determined at the
Meeting.
        2. The Chairperson of the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee shall be elected
at the Meeting among members of the Association for the term of three years.
        3. The Central Supervision and Auditing Committee shall be entitled to adopt resolutions
if more than half of its members is present at the proceeding. All resolutions shall be adopted on
a show of hands by a simple majority of votes of members of the Central Supervision and
Auditing Committee present at the proceeding. In the event of a tie the vote of the chairperson
shall be casting.
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        4. The Central Supervision and Auditing Committee shall audit financial and economic
activity of the Association, condition and accounting of inventories as well as monitor
performance of the Charter of the Association and resolutions adopted by the Meeting and the
Presidium of the Association.
        5. The Central Supervision and Auditing Committee may demand convention of an
extraordinary Meeting.
        6. Where necessary, the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee may engage
experts to take part in its activity.
        7. The Central Supervision and Auditing Committee shall report on its activity at the
Meeting.
        8. Audit of the activity of the Association shall be carried out as least every other year.
        9. A member of the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee may not become a
member of other bodies of the Association.

                       SECTION 6. STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION

       Article 20. Structure of the Association
       The Association may have the following structural subdivisions: departments, branches,
and representative offices.

        Article 21. Branches and Representative offices of the Association
        Branches and representative offices of the Association shall be its separate subdivisions
not being corporate persons. They shall be vested with property of the Association and perform
their activity on the basis of Regulations on Branches and Representative Offices to be approved
by the Presidium of the Association.

        Article 22. Departments of the Association
        1. Regional departments of the Association shall be established in constituent regions of
the Russian Federation (republics, territories, regions, cities with federal status, autonomous
regions, and autonomous districts).
        One constituent region of the Russian Federation may have only one structural
subdivision of the Association established there.
        2. Local departments of the Association shall be established within the territory of the
local authority.
        3. Departments of the Association shall accrue rights of legal entities according to the
procedure established by the applicable laws and shall act on the basis of this Charter and
Regulations on Regional Departments to be approved by the Presidium of the Association.

       Article 23. General Meeting (Conference), the Supreme Management Body of
Department
       1. The General Meeting (Conference) shall be the Supreme Management Body of the
Association acting on the basis of this Charter, which shall be convened at least annually.
       2. The General Meeting of Department (Conference) shall:
       - determine main areas of activity of the department;
       - elect a Chairperson of Department and members of its Board the for the term of two
years;
       - elect a Chairperson and members of the Central Supervision and Auditing Committee or
a Department Auditor for the term of two years;
       - hear reports of the elected bodies of the department;
       - elect delegates to participate in the Meeting of the Association;
       - adopt resolutions on other issues of the department activity.
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        3. The General Meeting of Department shall be entitled to adopt resolutions if it is visited
by more than half of members of the Association registered in such department. The Conference
shall be entitled to adopt resolutions if it is visited by more than half of members of the
Association registered in such department and by more than half of delegates elected by more
than half of local departments. The manner of voting shall be determined by the General Meeting
(Conference) of Department. At the General Meeting (Conference) all resolutions shall be
adopted by simple majority of votes present.
        4. An extraordinary General Meeting (Conference) of Department may be convened by
resolution of the Board of Board, or on request of at least 1/3 of members of the Association
registered in an appropriate department.

        Article 24. Council of Department
        1. During the period between General Meetings the activity of the department is governed
by the Council of Department, an ongoing management body of the department to be elected at
the General Meeting (Conference) for the term of two years.
        2. Proceedings of the Council shall be conducted as and when necessary but at least
quarterly. Resolutions of the Council shall be adopted on a show of hands by simple majority of
votes of members present thereat provided that more than half of its members take part in the
proceeding.
        3. The Council of Department shall:
        - convene the General Meeting (Conference) of Department and define its agenda;
        - arrange and control implementation of resolutions adopted by the General Meeting
(Conference) of Department;
        - adopt resolutions on admission of individuals and corporate persons as members of the
Association and on excluding them.
        - perform other duties within the scope of management of the department activity not
referred to the competence of the General Meeting (Conference) of Department.

       Article 25. Chairperson of Department
       1. The Chairperson of Departments shall be elected at the General Meeting (Conference)
of Department for the term of two years.
       2. The Chairperson of Department shall:
       - present the department on its behalf in state authorities and public associations;
       - convene proceedings of the Council of Department;
       - determine a list of issues to be submitted for discussion at the Council of Department;
       - perform other duties within the scope of management of daily operation of the
department not referred to the competence of the General Meeting (Conference) of Department
and the Council of Department.

       Article 26. Supervision and Auditing Committee (Auditor) of Department
       1. The Supervision and Auditing Committee or an Auditor of Department shall be elected
for the term of two years by resolution of the General Meeting (Conference) of Department
depending on the number of members thereof.
       2. The Supervision and Auditing Committee (Auditor) of Department shall be the
supervision and auditing body of department.



       Article 27. Local Departments of the Association
       1. Local Departments shall be established by Regional Departments of the Association
within the territory of the local authority. The territory of one local authority may have only one
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Local Department of the Association established there. Local Departments shall act on the basis
of this Charter and Regulations on Regional Departments to be approved by the Presidium of the
Association.
        2. Local Departments have no rights of legal entities.
        3. The Conference of Local Department shall be the Supreme Management Body of
Local Department acting on the basis of this Charter, which shall be convened at least annually.
The Conference of Local Department shall:
        - determine main areas of activity of a Local Department;
        - elect a Chairperson of Local Department and members of its Council the for the term of
two years;
        - elect the Chairperson and members of the Supervision and Auditing Committee or an
Auditor of Local Department for the term of two years;
        - hear reports of the elected bodies of a Local Department;
        - elect delegates to participate in the General Meeting (Conference) of a Regional
Department of the Association;
        - adopt resolutions on other issues of activity of a local department.
        4. The Conference of Local Department shall be entitled to adopt resolutions if it is
visited by more than half of members of the local department registered therein. The manner of
voting shall be determined by the Conference of Local Department. All resolutions shall be
adopted by simple majority of votes present at the Conference.
        5. An extraordinary Conference of Local Department may be convened by resolution of
the Council of Local Department, or on request of at least 1/3 of members registered in the local
department, or on request of the Board of Regional Department, or on request of the Presidium
of the Association.
        6. During the period between the Conferences the activity of a local department shall be
governed by the Council of Local Department, an ongoing management body of a local
department to be elected at the Conference for the term of two years.
        7. Proceedings of the Council of Local Department shall be conducted as and when
necessary but at least quarterly. Resolutions of the Council of Local Department shall be adopted
on a show of hands by simple majority of votes of members present thereat provided that more
than half of its members take part in the proceeding.
        8. The Council of Local Department shall:
        - convene the Conference of Local Department and define its agenda;
        - arrange and control implementation of resolutions adopted by the Conference of Local
Department;
        - perform other duties within the scope of management of the department activity not
referred to the competence of the Conference of Department.
        9. The Chairperson of Local Departments shall be elected at the Conference of
Department for the term of two years, as advised by the Chairperson of Regional Department.
        The Chairperson of Local Department shall:
        - present the department on its behalf in state, municipal authorities and public
associations;
        - convene proceedings of the Council of Local Department;
        - determine a list of issues to be submitted for discussion at the Council of Local
Department;
        - perform other duties within the scope of management of daily operation of the
department not referred to the competence of the Conference and the Council of Local
Department.
        10. The Auditing Committee or an Auditor of Department shall be elected for the term of
two years by resolution of the Conference of Local Department depending on the number of
members thereof.
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       The Auditing Committee (Auditor) of Local Department shall be the supervision and
auditing body of a local department.

                        SECTION 7. PROPERTY OF THE ASSOCIATION

       Article 28. Property of the Association
       1. In accordance with the applicable laws the Association may own land plots, buildings,
constructions, structures, residential properties, vehicles, equipment, inventories, cultural and
educational facilities, sporting equipment, sanitary facilities, cash, shares, and other securities
and property required for the material support of activity provided for in this Charter.
       2. An owner of the created and/or purchased property shall be the Association as a whole.
An individual member of the Association has no title to a share of the property owned by the
Association as a whole.
       3. Income from business of the Association shall not be redistributed between its
members and shall be forwarded for archiving charter goals and objectives of the Association.
       4. Departments of the Association acting on the basis of this Charter shall have the right
of operational management of property secured to them by the owner.

        Article 29. Sources of Formation of Property of the Association
        The sources of formation of the property and assets of the Association shall be:
        - entrance and membership fees;
        - voluntary contributions and charitable gifts;
        - earnings from business and foreign economic activity.
        - proceeds from lectures, workshops, conferences, contests, tournaments, exhibitions,
lotteries, auctions and other events conducted in accordance with this Charter.
        - other proceeds which are not prohibited by law.

        SECTION 8. PROCEDURE FOR REORGANIZATION AND LIQUIDATION OF
                           THE ASSOCIATION

        Article 30. Reorganization of the Association
        1. The Association may be reorganized in the form of merger, take-over, demerger, split-
off, and transformation by resolution of the Meeting adopted by at least 2/3 of votes of the
delegates present at the Meeting.
        2. In case of reorganization all property and non-property rights of the Association shall
be transferred to a newly created corporate person (legal successor) according to the procedure
established by the applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

        Article 31. Liquidation of the Association
        1. The Association may be liquidated by resolution of the Meeting adopted by at least 2/3
of votes of the delegates present at the Meeting.
        2. The Association may be liquidated by court decision according to the procedure
established by the applicable laws.
        3. After liquidation of the Association based on the resolution of the Meeting, the
property and cash of the Association left after settlements with the budget and lenders shall be
spend on goals provided for this Charter.
        4. At liquidation of the Association all personal documents shall be transferred for the
state archival storage in accordance with the procedure established by law.
        5. The resolution on liquidation of the Association shall be forwarded to the state
registration authority in order to exclude the Association from the Unified State Register of
Legal Entities.
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                                 SECTION 9. FINAL PROVISIONS

       Article 32. International Links of the Association
       1. The Association may enter into international public organizations, as well as accrue
rights and incur obligations corresponding with the status in such international public
organizations, maintain international contacts and links, and enter into agreements with foreign
non-profit non-governmental organizations.
       2. The Association may form its structural subdivisions in foreign states based on the
generally recognized principles, international rules, treaties of the Russian Federation and the
laws of such states.

        Article 33. Procedure for Making Amendments to this Charter
        1. Any amendments to this Charter shall be approved at the Meeting by at least of 2/3 of
votes of delegates present at the Meeting.
        2. Any amendments to this Charter shall be registered in accordance with the procedure
established by law.
        3. Any amendments to this Charter shall become valid as of the date of their registration.

				
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