The institute of representation in the civil process of Russia: trends and development prospects

Natalya Andreevna Chudinovskaya
2019 Acta Iuris Stetinensis  
Art. 48 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantees everyone the right to qualified legal assistance. The question of the means and methods it should be provided with has been debated between lawyers for a long time. A number of scientists talk about the need for legislative consolidation of the 'advocate monopoly'. Others consider it appropriate to license the legal services market. These disputes remain relevant today. However, in 2019, Russia has undergone a reform of procedural
more » ... eform of procedural law, which lawyers have called a 'process revolution.' Many rules of procedural codes have undergone major changes. In particular, as a result of the reform, the requirements for persons who may act as representatives in civil matters have been substantially changed. In the framework of this article, an attempt is made to analyse the reform of the institution of representation. Based on a systematic analysis of procedural legislation and law enforcement practice, the author comes to the conclusion that legislative consolidation of the need for higher legal education for representatives can be called one of the positive aspects of the reform. * Natalya Andreevna Chudinovskaya, PhD of Jurisprudence, Urals State Law University, docent of civil process department of USLU, Sverdlovsk Regional Bar Association, advocate, email address:
doi:10.18276/ais.2019.27-15 fatcat:ogchdddqefbqnpvrdvbpiniomm