The Exercise Of The Legal Profession Act

Original Language Title: LEY DEL EJERCICIO DE LA ABOGACÍA

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Law No. 387 law of July 9, 2013 EVO MORALES AYMA President constitutional of the PLURINATIONAL State of BOLIVIA, by how much, the plurinational Legislative Assembly, has sanctioned the following law: the Assembly Legislative PLURINATIONAL, D E C R E T A: law on the exercise of the legal profession title I exercise by the advocacy chapter I provisions general article 1. (OBJECT). This law is intended to regulate the exercise of the legal profession, the registration and control of lawyers and lawyers.
Article 2. (SCOPE OF APPLICATION). This law applies to the lawyers and attorneys in the practice of the profession within the territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Article 3. (SOCIAL ROLE). The practice of law is a social function at the service of society, law and justice.
Article 4. (PRINCIPLES). Principles of the practice of the law are as follows: 1. independence. The practice of law, at all times, is free from any pressure or influence external, non-law and justice.
2. suitability. The exercise of the legal profession should be observed at all times capacity for the performance of its functions, conduct full and fair.
3. fidelity. The exercise of the legal profession is governed by the obligation not to disappoint the trust of the sponsored or interests conflict with the one.
4. loyalty. Why you must defend the interests of the sponsored person, as well as be truthful, without creating false hopes or magnify the difficulties.
5. freedom's defense. The exercise of the legal profession enjoys freedom of preparing and developing the defence by all the legal means allowed by law in favour of the sponsored person.
6. confidentiality. The lawyer or the lawyer must save itself the revelations of the sponsored person.
7. dignity. The lawyer or the lawyer must act in accordance with values inherent to the profession, to refrain from any behaviour involving breach of ethics or discredit.
Article 5. (THE LAWYER AND THE LAWYER). The lawyers and lawyers are professionals who provide a service to society in the public interest; they exert their work under the principles established in this law, by means of advice and defence of rights and interests, both public and private, through the application of science and technical legal.
Article 6. (EXERCISE). To practice law in the territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia is required: 1. professional title of lawyer or attorney.
2 registration and enrollment in the Ministry of Justice.
3. the lawyers and lawyers, will undergo the control of professional practice through the Ministry of Justice or the bar associations.
Article 7. (DISQUALIFICATIONS AND IMPEDIMENTS).
I. the lawyers and attorneys are disabled to practice law by the following causes: 1. special disqualification pursuant to the criminal code;
2. Declaration of enforceable ban; or, 3. Suspension by decision rendered for breaches of ethics, in accordance with the present law.
II. the servant and public servant's Attorney, or lawyer profession is unable to sponsor individual cases, except in the case of sponsorship in own case, the ascendants or descendants up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or second of affinity.
Chapter II rights and duties Article 8. (RIGHTS). The lawyers and lawyers, in accordance with the present law, have the following rights.
1 exercise the profession in accordance with the law and this Act.
2. to be treated with respect and consideration in the exercise of the profession.
3 receive professional fees, according to the present law.
4. when the inviolability by verbal or written opinions issued in professional practice, the judicial or administrative authorities.
5. to not be persecuted or prosecuted, detained or arrested or processed or processed judicially, except in the case of the Commission of an offence.
6. to the inviolability of their office, as well as documents or objects that have been committed by their sponsored, unless prior and express resolution of competent authority.

7 accept or reject topics on which prompted its sponsorship, except in cases of appointment of attorney or lawyer.
8. to offer its services as a specialist in a branch determined for the exercise of the profession in general.
9. to not be excluded benefits, guarantees and technical or job information, the fact of belonging or not to any school.
10. to strengthen their knowledge continuously.
11. to respect democratic principles in schools that it is insured.
12. to form civil societies, associations, foundations or organized in a free and voluntary manner.
13. to renounce membership of a bar association, except pending process.
14. to the membership in a bar association.
Article 9. (DUTIES). The lawyers and lawyers, in accordance with this Act, to have the following duties: 1. register and register with the Ministry of Justice.
2. fit the procedure for ethics violations.
3. defend the interests of their sponsored with loyalty and efficiency.
4 observe at all times conduct full, honest, fair, dignified and respectful of the legal system.
5 provide their services in a personal way, except justified impediment and the acceptance by the sponsored person.
6 denounce acts contrary to the law of servants and servers judicial, fiscal, personnel, administrative or other professional lawyers, before the competent authorities.
7 report the illegal practice of the law.
8 facilitate or promote conciliation or other alternative means of dispute resolution when they are provided for by law.
9 save respect to the sponsored person, the parties, the servants and servers judicial, fiscal, lawyers or lawyers and interested third parties.
10 inform the person sponsored on issues of their interest, the status and advancement of the cause.
11. making the sponsored know the relationships of friendship or kinship with the other party or jurisdictional authorities or other circumstances, that is reason enough for the sponsored prescinds from their services.
12. refrain from sponsoring a cause that was previously commissioned to another or any other professional, except for death, resignation of the sponsoring attorney or at the request of the sponsored and authorization of the judge.
13 keep the professional secret, except in the cases of their own shelter, defense of the truth or if the sponsored person authorizes its disclosure expressly or court order.
14. refusing to sponsor to the contrary on the same cause.
15 store the goods or documents that the sponsored person has been handed over as emergency of a cause, as well as return them upon request.
16. do not have the collateral in guarda by the person sponsored under any cause or circumstance, except with special power and sufficient. Not to acquire assets of the person sponsored for itself or relatives not even counting with express permission.
17. the lawyers and lawyers recently graduates, will lend defence of trade.
18 subject to the control of professional practice, through the Ministry of Justice or the bar associations.
19 enter in any professional Act registration number issued by the Ministry of Justice.
20. the lawyer and the lawyer must be permanently updated.
Article 10. (OFFER OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES). The public information designed to make the professional quality, is limited to point out the services offered and the specialty of lawyer or attorney.
Article 11. (GRATUITY AND DEFENCE OF TRADE).
I. the lawyers and attorneys in the free exercise of the profession, may provide free care to people with limited economic resources.
II. the Ministry of Justice shall forward lists of the lawyers and lawyers registered in the past year to the judiciary, for lawyers and attorneys of trade designations, so that provide legal assistance, in accordance with the law N ° 025 of the judiciary. They are exempt from such requirement, those who are in a relationship of dependency.
Chapter III registration, MATRICULACIONY colleges of lawyers section I article 12 public record. (PUBLIC RECORD). It is the role of the State by establishing a registry of the lawyers, lawyers and civil societies, with quality of public document, for the exercise of the legal profession.
Article 13. (REGISTRATION).
I. the Ministry of Justice after the registration, in public and formal act, will award a credential in which a unique registration number will be marked.
II. in the case of civil societies, after fulfilled the requirements laid down in regulation, the Ministry of Justice will grant corresponding registration.
III. the public registry and the registration will be carried out by the Ministry of Justice, according to regulation.
Article 14. (POWERS). In the framework of this law, the Ministry of Justice has the following functions: 1. register and enrol to the lawyers and the lawyers, and civil societies of lawyers and lawyers.
2 designate the members of the national court of ethics of the legal profession and to the departmental courts of law ethics for the control of the lawyers and lawyers who are not affiliated with any bar.
3 coordinate with the colleges of lawyers and lawyers, actions relating to compliance with the present law.

4 ensure the correct practice of the legal profession.
5 ensure transparent and timely process for breaches of ethics, as well as the implementation of the sanctions imposed.

6 establish and execute the sanctions for breaches of ethics, imposed in accordance with this law.
7 send lists of registration of lawyers and lawyers to the Court for the appointment of lawyers and trade lawyers.
8 to promote academic and research activities.
9 manage own resources and from the General Treasury of the nation.
SECTION II colleges of lawyers and lawyers article 15. (FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION). All attorney and lawyer may enroll in a professional college, in the same way, they have the right to renounce such affiliation, except pending process.
Article 16. (PRECEPTS OF ORGANIZATION). Both the National College and departmental lawyers and lawyers, schools are subject to the following rules of organization.
1. the Assembly of all its members is its highest court's decision.
2. the Organization of your directory and its various bodies shall ensure that the principles of democratic participation, established in the political Constitution of the State.
3. the members of the directories, in representation of the national college or departmental lawyers and law schools, may not perform involvement activities, being subject to penalty for serious breach of ethics.
Article 17. (STATUTES AND REGULATIONS). The Organization, both the National College and departmental lawyers and attorneys, colleges will be governed by their own statutes and regulations.
Article 18. (PURPOSE). Schools shall conform to compliance and control of professional ethics of the legal profession by its members, and will be for academic or research purposes and defence of its members within the framework of this law.
Article 19. (AFFILIATION).
I schools will join the lawyers and lawyers that would address procedural in the respective Department, with the single submission of the certified copy of the credential issued by the Ministry of Justice and procedural home pointing.
II. in any case schools may join lawyers or lawyers who are not previously registered and enrolled in the Ministry of Justice.
Article 20. (COMMON SETUP).

I schools of lawyers and lawyers must periodically submit to the Ministry of Justice, updated lists of its members, in accordance with regulation.
II. the colleges of lawyers and lawyers can count on own and specific, from resources from voluntary contributions from its affiliates, donations or loans from national and international agencies.


SECTION III-National College of lawyers and lawyers article 21. (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AND LAWYERS). It is the national organization that coordinates the work of the departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers; It has full personality representative of departmental schools, as well as its affiliates, and is headquarters to the city of La Paz.
Article 22. (ORGANIZATION).
I. the National College of lawyers and lawyers is composed of a national directory, which is its executive organ and is composed of a collegiate body consisting of Presidents and Presidents of departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers.
II. each of the Presidents and the Presidents of departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers, will assume the Presidency of the National Association of lawyers and lawyers on a rotating basis.
III. the renewal of the composition of the national directory, held annually at meeting convened specifically for the purpose, between the Presidents and the Presidents in office of the departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers.
Article 23. (FUNCTIONS). The Board of the National Association of lawyers and lawyers has the following functions: 1. promote the academic strengthening of affiliates, through the realization or sponsorship of courses, seminars, conferences, lectures and debates.

2 represent, within their specific powers to the lawyers and attorneys affiliated in the territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
3. coordinate and assist in the functions of the Ministry of Justice, according to the present law.
4. to promote the proper practice of the profession of its affiliates.
5 approve their own statutes and regulations in accordance with this law.
6 ensure the social and economic well-being of the professional lawyer.
SECTION IV departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers article 24. (DEPARTMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS OF LAWYERS AND LAWYERS). There are colleges of lawyers and lawyers, those groups of professionals that are constituted and enjoy legal personality under public law according to law. In each Department Capital only there will be a school of lawyers and lawyers.
Article 25. (ORGANIZATION).
I departmental colleges of lawyers and lawyers will be organized by a Board of Directors, which is the executive body of the departmental school, consisting of a Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen and the members deemed necessary, according to its statutes and regulations.
II. the renewal of the departmental schools directory of lawyers and attorneys, will be every two (2) years extended and only they may be reappointed for one consecutive time.
Article 26. (FUNCTIONS).
I departmental colleges of lawyers and attorneys directory has the following functions: 1. promote the academic strengthening of affiliates, through the realization or sponsorship of courses, seminars, conferences, lectures and debates.
2 represent, within their specific responsibilities, to the lawyers and attorneys affiliated with the interior of the Department concerned.
3. coordinate and assist in the functions of the Ministry of Justice, according to the present law.
4. to promote the proper practice of the profession of its affiliates.
5 propose to the Assembly statutes, regulations, or its amendments, in accordance with the present law.
6 ensure the social and economic well-being of the lawyers and attorneys.
7. develop and disseminate the knowledge of the science of law and practice.
II. the departmental colleges of lawyers and lawyers can generate instances of legal aid.
SECTION V civil societies article 27. (CIVIL SOCIETY).
I. the lawyers or lawyers by express agreement of society or public or private document, may exercise their profession organised civil societies, specifically designating to the principal or the director responsible for the same, its economic regime, its name and its rules of procedure.
II. the civil societies of lawyers or lawyers, must register obligatorily in the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with this Act and its regulations.
Chapter IV duties and professional fee article 28. (TARIFFS).
I. the Ministry of Justice, by Ministerial resolution, shall adopt every two (2) years tariff of professional fees of lawyers for each Department, which will be published in a medium of national circulation.
II. where the lawyer or the lawyer and your sponsored had not agreed the professional fee, be governed by the tariff of professional fees of the legal profession.
Article 29. (REMUNERATION). Sponsorship, whether by litigation or by conciliation or other alternative means of dispute resolution, shall have equal pay, regardless of the time spent.
Article 30. (CLAIM FOR FEES). The lawyer or the lawyer who was not met in the payment of their fees, may claim payment before the judge or the judge or authority that treated the cause, according to the agreed upon fees or adjusting your request the professional tariff.
Article 31. (CHANGE OF SPONSORSHIP).
I. the lawyer or the lawyer may not sponsor a cause that was entrusted to another lawyer or Attorney, except as provided in this article.
II. the change of sponsorship occurs by death or resignation of the lawyer or the lawyer who sponsored the cause at the request of the sponsored party and authorization, before a judge or judge who knows the cause.
III. the servants and judicial servants are forbidden to require either party, the authorization of change of sponsorship or certification does not charge fees.
Title II processing of ethics violations of chapter I General rules and competent authorities article 32. (APPLICATION).
I. the lawyers and attorneys are responsible in the free exercise, the public service, legal, fiscal or administrative profession, function when they incur in violations of ethics laid down by this law, for processing before the established authorities.
II. the responsibility for breaches of ethics does not exempt of criminal, civil or administrative liability.
Article 33. (AUTHORITIES).
I. the authorities which will examined and resolved complaints that arise against lawyers or lawyers for ethics violations, are as follows: in the Ministry of Justice to the lawyers and not affiliated with any association of women lawyers and attorneys lawyers: to) departmental courts of ethics of lawyers and lawyers; and (b) National Court of ethics of the legal profession.
In the colleges of lawyers and lawyers to its affiliates: to) departmental courts of Honor of the colleges of lawyers and lawyers; and (b) National Court of honour of the legal profession.
II. the work of the tribunals shall be exclusively subject to this Act and its regulations.

III. the authorities referred to in this article, are independent in the performance of their duties.
Article 34. (DUTY OF COOPERATION).
I. the Ministry of Justice and the departmental colleges of lawyers and lawyers, have the duty to cooperate to send ex officio complaints for breaches of ethics not corresponding to their skills.

II. the Ministry of Justice and the colleges of lawyers and lawyers, must interact, discuss sanctions imposed on lawyers and attorneys.
Article 35. (NATIONAL COURTS).
I. the national court of ethics of the legal profession of the Ministry of Justice, will consist of nine (9) members and nine (9) alternates, appointed in accordance with the regulations of this law. They perform their duties for a period of two (2) years.
II. the national court of Honor of the advocacy of the College of lawyers and lawyers, will be composed of nine (9) members elected in its Assembly. They perform their duties for a period of two (2) years.
III. national courts will meet and resolve in second-instance appeals from judgments of first instance, by the departmental courts of the Ministry of Justice and the colleges of lawyers and lawyers.
Article 36. (DEPARTMENTAL COURTS).
I. the departmental courts of the Ministry of Justice and of the departmental associations of lawyers and lawyers, will be formed in proportion to the number of registered or affiliated. They perform their duties for a period of two (2) years.
II. the departmental courts will meet and resolved in the first instance the ethics violations, envisaged by the present law.
Article 37. (REQUIREMENTS).
I. the members of national courts and department stores of the Ministry of Justice and the colleges of lawyers and lawyers, must meet the following requirements: to) have six (6) years of experience in the practice of law.
(b) not be sanction rendered by violations of the ethics of the legal profession.
(c) have expertise or experience in disciplinary or procedural, matters duly accredited.
(d) not having final charge sheet.
II. the performance of the functions of the members of the national and departmental courts, will be honorary and they receive no diets or any remuneration, being covered their operating expenses according to regulation.

Chapter II ethics infractions and sanctions article 38. (BREACH OF ETHICS). Infringement ethics, any action or omission provided for and punished under this law is considered.
Article 39. (CLASSIFICATION). The ethics violations are classified into: 1. Lèves.
2 Graves.
3. very serious.
Article 40. (MINOR OFFENCES). They constitute minor offences of the lawyers and attorneys: 1. not to promote or not promote reconciliation, when it was allowed to.
2 make false doctrinal or jurisprudential appointments that induce in error to judges or magistrates.
3 offer their professional services through deceptive ways or references on time or result in advance or undermine the prestige of their colleagues.

4. do not defend the interests or mandates of the sponsored person.
5. do not save respect to the sponsored person, servants and judicial servants, lawyers or lawyers, parties or third parties.
6. do not inform the person sponsored on the topics of your interest, status and advance of the cause.
7. sponsor a cause that was previously commissioned to another or any other professional, without any resignation of former lawyer or Attorney sponsor or the sponsored request and authorization of the judge who knows the cause, for the hiring of a new sponsorship.
8. do not sign his place of business or change this to the Ministry of justice within the period of ninety (90) days, if lawyers were practicing individually or collectively.
9. do not denounce manifestly contrary to the law of servants and judicial servers, administrative staff or other professionals.
10. do not provide personal professional attention to your sponsored or do it through another, unless justified impediment or express acceptance of the sponsored.
11. sponsor causes when it is in the public service.
12. not attend, unjustifiably, an act that is designated by the competent authority within a judicial process, causing delay or prejudice to the sponsored person.
13. not paying attention free to people with limited economic resources, in accordance with provisions of the existing standard.
Article 41. (GRAVE BREACHES). They constitute serious offences, as follows: 1. the recurrence of a minor infraction, within the following three hundred and sixty-five (365) days.
2. do not inform their sponsored the relationship of friendship or kinship with the other party, Attorney, judge, or magistrate.
3 exert influences on a public servant, judicial authority or a public servant, or personal individual, in order to obtain an unlawful advantage for himself or a third party.
4 allow the use of his signature by outsider or allow his name or signature to be used to facilitate the unlawful exercise of the profession.
5 attend while intoxicated or under the influence of controlled or toxic substances, hearings in courts or judicial or administrative courts.
6 lead or participate in physical or verbal assaults on judicial premises or public service.
7 hold or not make delivery of goods or documents received under the entrusted management.
8. do not safeguard the goods or documents that the sponsored person has given.
Article 42. (SERIOUS OFFENCES). They constitute very serious infringements, the following: 1. exercise the profession having sanction of suspension or debarment special.
2. the recurrence of grave misconduct, within the following three hundred and sixty-five (365) days.
3 sponsor or advise interests opposed within the same cause.
4 prepend their own interest to be of your sponsored or or accepting economic benefits of the other party.
5. the failure to deposit penalty issued by the ethics violation.
6 register for himself or a third party, goods of the dispute of the person who had sponsored.
7. sponsor causes without being registered and registered in the Ministry of Justice.
8 charge fees beyond what has been agreed.
9 make partisan political activities on behalf of the Bar Association as a member of the Board.
Article 43. (SANCTIONS). The sanctions are the following: 1. minor offences. Call care and pecuniary fine of one (1) national minimum wage.
2. grave breaches. Temporary suspension of one (1) to twelve (12) months and a fine of two (2) to six (6) national minimum wages.
3. very serious offences. Temporary suspension of one (1) year two (2) years and six (6) national minimum wages fine.
Article 44. (PRESCRIPTION).
I. the prescription regime operates in the following order: 1. in six (6) months for minor offences.
2. in one (1) year for serious infringements.
3. in two (2) years for very serious offences.
II. the prescription deadlines will be Computable from the date of the Commission of the offence or from the day that ceased its consummation.
III. the limitation period shall be interrupted with the filing of the complaint against the lawyer or the lawyer.

Article 45. (OPERATION). The operation of the action is operated by offenses, if it has been abandoned for more than six (6) months.
Article 46. (REMISSION OF HISTORY). All judicial or administrative authority that punish a lawyer or an attorney in professional practice, which had committed criminal offence or breach of ethics as a magistrate, judge, Prosecutor or as free professional, shall forward the findings, resolution or sanction imposed to the Ministry of Justice and the respective College, so it is incorporated in your personal file.
Chapter III procedure article 47. (COMPLAINT).
I. procedure for ethics violations will occur by written or verbal complaint entered into minutes, presented by any person with a legitimate interest or ex officio before the Ministry of Justice or the departmental colleges of lawyers and lawyers.
II. the complaint shall contain an itemized and clear relationship of the fact, the name and address of the office of the lawyer or the lawyer, or procedural address that is known to you, and they must be accompanied or noted the evidence supporting the complaint.
Article 48. (CONCILIATION). The parties may reconcile prior to the issuance of the decision of first instance, with effects of res judicata.
Article 49. (SUMMARY).
I. received the complaint, the departmental courts of the Ministry of Justice and the colleges of lawyers and lawyers, within the period of three (3) business days, decide litigious opening auto or auto-rejection of the complaint.
II. with the complaint and the proceedings opening auto one will quote to the defendant answer within the period of three (3) working days over the term of the distance. In the response set address procedural and it may make exceptions in accordance with the present law.
III. with or without response opens a probationary term of ten (10) business days.




IV. completed the probationary term, auto closing which will be notified to the parties, will dictate time from which the term will be calculated for the pre-trial decision of first instance.

V. The departmental courts of the Ministry of Justice and of the colleges of lawyers and lawyers, will give a summary decision of first instance within a period not to exceed five (5) business days, stating proven or improbada the complaint.
Article 50. (APPEAL).
I. the appeal shall proceed against the decision of first instance. The alleged person or the complainant may submit appeal court which delivered the judgment of first instance, basing the grievances in the peremptory term of three (3) eligible working days of its notification with the decision of first instance.

II. the courts Department of the Ministry of Justice and colleges of lawyers and lawyers, granted the appeal suspensory effect and shall send the background before the national court that, within the period of two (2) business days, and must be legalized photocopy of all operation.
III. the national court of ethics of the Ministry of Justice and the national court of Honor of the advocacy of colleges of lawyers and lawyers, will open a new term test for up to ten (10) business days after your obligating. Overcome this term becomes office of the Court of appeal for resolution.
Article 51. (FINAL RESOLUTION).
I. the national court of ethics of the legal profession of the Ministry of Justice and the national court of Honor of the advocacy of colleges of lawyers and lawyers, will issue final resolution of second instance within the period of ten (10) business days.
II. the final decision of second instance may be confirmatory total or partial, annulment either total or partial, or annulment, without further recourse.

III. If establishment also evidence of having committed crimes, at the request of party or ex officio, the Court of ethics of the Ministry of Justice of the College of lawyers and lawyers, will send background to the public prosecutor's Office.
Article 52. (CLARIFICATION OR AMENDMENT).
I. the decision of first or second instance Notificada, may not the Court which issued it, alter it or modify it. However, in within 24 hours, you can at the request of either of the parties clarify the obscure or doubtful points, save the omissions and amend errors in copy, relating to numerical calculation that appeared clear in the resolution.
II. the national court of ethics of the legal profession of the Ministry of Justice, shall take a decision within the period of three (3) business days of known the request of clarification or amendment; as to the courts of honour of the law colleges of lawyers and lawyers, are they decide inexcusably in its next full room, in accordance with regulation.
Article 53. (NOTIFICATIONS).
I notice shall be personal, by order or edict, in accordance with law.
II. other actions will be notified to Parties at his designated procedural home. If the respondent does not answer or no fixed address procedural, we will notify you on Board of the corresponding court.
III. notification by means of electronic communication, should be sent by fax or to the the email address of the professional denounced, if previously and in writing its involvement in any accepted to be notified that way. In these cases the date of your submitted report will be the test of the acted.
Article 54. (INADMISSIBILITY OF INCIDENTS OR EXCEPTIONS).
I. the procedure will only admit the following exceptions: the prescription of action, judicata or exemption from responsibility, whose ruling will be issued in resolution.
II. not admitted are incidents that tend to stretch the process and other procedural resources which are not provided for in this law shall not apply.
Article 55. (EXECUTION OF SANCTIONS).
I. the final resolutions for ethics violations, shall be implemented by the Ministry of Justice and departmental lawyers and law schools.
II. fines shall be deposited to the accounts of the Ministry of Justice and of the departmental associations of lawyers and attorneys, as appropriate, in the peremptory term of thirty (30) calendar days from the notification with the enforcement of the resolution. In the event of non-compliance will be executable by the courts that corresponds.
III. sanctions of suspension, in the event that the Attorney or the Attorney sanctioned breaches it, will be liable to prosecution for the offense of improper advocacy and mandate.
IV. the suspension of the exercise of the legal profession will be put into official knowledge of the pluri-national constitutional court, Supreme Court of Justice, agri-environmental court, judicial Council, Attorney General, nine departmental courts and nine departmental prosecutors.
V. When the courts of the Ministry of Justice punish lawyers or attorneys, this shall transmit the information of the sanction to the College of lawyers and lawyers that corresponds, and vice versa.
Article 56. (FINANCIAL RESOURCES). The Ministry of economy and finance, is authorized to allocate the budget and carry out transfers of resources to the Ministry of Justice, for the implementation of this law, according to the availability of resources.
Article 57. (FUNDING SOURCES).
I. for compliance with this Act, the Ministry of Justice will have the following sources of funding: 1. specific, from own resources for the exercise of their activities.
2. annual budget allocations from the General Treasury of the nation.
3 donations or loans from national and international agencies.
II. the Ministry of Justice approve the amounts deposited by concept of log and replacement of credential the lawyers and lawyers, as well as the registration and updating of civil societies, to be exclusively devoted to the enforcement of this law, according to regulation.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FIRST.
I already initiated processes will be concluded with the previous disciplinary regime, about to begin processes are subject to the provisions of this law.
II. continue to processed by the previous disciplinary regime, the procedural acts in full implementation, as well as brought challenges, keeping deadlines that they began to run.
THE SECOND. The lawyers and attorneys who have not registered in the Ministry of Justice and have license plates issued by the bar associations, shall be valid during the term for your registration in the Ministry of Justice.
THIRD.
I. the term for the formation of the courts of the Ministry of Justice is six (6) months from the enactment of this Act.
II. until conform the courts from the Ministry of Justice, complaints for violations committed, for lawyers and attorneys, it may submit to the Ministry of Justice or the College of lawyers and lawyers.
III. If the Attorney or lawyer reported has not been affiliated with the College where the complaint arises, this may refer to the Ministry of Justice, when this Ministry courts constitute.
-FOURTH. The lawyers and attorneys who have not registered and enrolled in the Ministry of Justice, will be within two (2) years to do so, from the enactment of this Act.
QUINTA. Colleges of lawyers and lawyers, with legal personality recognised prior to the enactment of this Act, must adapt its statutes and regulations to provisions of this law, within a maximum period of one (1) year.
6TH. The limitation period is suspended until the courts of law ethics of the Ministry of justice become.
FINAL PROVISIONS FIRST. The Executive Branch, by means of Supreme Decree, shall regulate this law within the period of ninety (90) day calendar, computable from its promulgation.
THE SECOND. License plates issued by the Office of the register public association, under the Ministry of Justice, prior to publication of the present law, shall remain in full force.
SOLE ABROGATION AND REPEAL PROVISION.
I will appeal the following provisions: 1. Supreme Decree No. 29783 on November 12, 2008.
2 Supreme Decree 26084 of 23 February 2001.
3 Supreme Decree 26052 of January 19, 2001.
4 Supreme Decree 11782 of September 12, 1974.
5 Supreme Decree 19845 October 17, 1983.
6. law of December 8, 1941, rising to rank of law the Supreme Decree of the Organic Statute for the exercise of the legal profession, of January 18, 1938.
II. appeal and repealing all provisions contrary to this law.
Refer to the Executive Body for constitutional purposes.
Two thousand thirteen is given in the room sessions of the Assembly Legislative multinational, in the fifth day of the month of July of the year.
FDO. Lilly Gabriela MONTAÑO Viana, Betty Asunta Tejada Soruco, Claudia Jimena Torres Chavez, Marcelina Chavez Salazar, Marcelo Elio Chavez, Angel David Cortez Villegas.
I therefore enacted it is and meets as a law of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Government Palace of the city of La Paz, to the nine days of the month of July in the year two thousand thirteen.
FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, Cecilia Luisa Ayllon Quinteros, Amanda Davila Torres.