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by Ashot Safaryan
The Government often tries to interfere in the activity of the Chamber of Lawyers of Armenia, Ara Zohrabyan, a candidate for the position of the head of the Chamber, told media, Tuesday. The new head of the Chamber will have to neutralize the government's interference in the work of the Chamber for independent activity of lawyers.
Among other problems of the Chamber Zohrabyan outlined overloading of the public defenders that affects the quality the investigated cases. In addition, Zohrabyan came out for opening of the Chamber's offices in the regions for better cooperation of lawyers throughout the country.
If elected, Zohrabyan promises to contribute to protection of the rights of lawyers and to upgrading of their professional skills. The election of the Head of the Chamber of Lawyers will be held ion 14 September. So far, there are four candidates for the given position. Over 1300 active lawyers are expected to vote.