For better administration of justice
What we do
The attorney safeguards the rule of law
The Bar Association is an active issuer of statements and advocate in the legislative process.
The Finnish Bar Association was founded in 1919. Under the Advocates Act of 1959, it also acquired statutory duties.
The Bar Association includes 19 teams of experts representing different fields of legal specialisation who issue statements on bills for new legislation. The legislators pay close attention to our statements during the drafting of new laws, and our experts are frequently heard by various Parliamentary committees. In 2018, the Bar Association issued more than one statement per week on average.
Attorneys for fundamental and human rights
There is a broad consensus in Finnish society on the role of attorneys-at-law in the development of judicial conditions. The Finnish Bar Association is primarily known for its statutory duties and promotion of fundamental and human rights.
We communicate prominently on current judicial issues and matters related to the work of attorneys, on public figures and people who deserve publicity, but also on injustices. For this, we use channels such as the Finnish Bar Association’s own Advokaatti magazine, our events, various statements, media releases and campaigns, and our active social media channels. Of these, the Association’s Twitter account is especially active at all hours.
We have the worthy task of defending fundamental and human rights and equal access to legal aid.