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Commission du barreau

The Commission du barreau is the official body in charge of the supervision of lawyers who practice as legal representatives in the territory of Geneva.

Contacts

Address

Address

Contact details

Telephone

Mailing address

Presidency and directorate

Mr. Shahram DINI
President

Mrs. Emmanuelle BOILLAT
Jurist

Mrs. Christine ROBERTS
Clerk

Mrs. Cora CRISCUOLO
Clerk

Competences

In this context, the Commission du barreau is responsible in particular for:

  • Ensuring that lawyers fulfil all the legal requirements authorizing them to practice their profession
  • Ensuring that lawyers abide by the professional rules governing their activities and, if necessary, to sanction violations of these rules attributed to them

The Commission du barreau is administratively attached to the Judiciary Power which provides it with the administrative and logistical means necessary to accomplish its mission.

The Commission du barreau exercises the powers vested in the lawyers’ supervisory authority pursuant to the Attorneys-at-Law Act, of 23 June 2000 (LLCA), as well as the Legal profession Act, of 26 April 2002 (LPAv), the implementation of which is defined by the provisions of the Regulation under the Legal profession Act, of 7 December 2010 (RPAv).

It is responsible for:

  • Keeping the cantonal register of lawyers and trainee lawyers
  • Keeping the register of foreign qualified lawyers, nationals of a Member State of the European Union qualified to practise as a lawyer in his/her home Member State, and having a professional address in Geneva
  • The disciplinary supervision of lawyers, trainee lawyers and foreign lawyers authorized to practice in Geneva
  • The appointment of a substitute for lawyers who are unable to practice
  • The lifting of professional secrecy for lawyers
  • The supervision of the lawyer's duty (the organization of which has been entrusted to the Lawyers' Association, in accordance with art. 8A LPAv)
  • The management of company identification numbers in application of the Federal Act on the Business Identification Number of 18 June 2010

Organization

The Commission du barreau is composed of 9 members, appointed for a period of 5 years, including 2 career magistrates of the Judiciary Power and 2 members chosen from outside the legal profession.

Members of the Commission du barreau

For the period December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2023

Shahram DINI President
Alessandra CAMBI FAVRE-BULLE Vice-president
Vincent SPIRA Vice-president
Lorella BERTANI
Dominique BURGER
Alessandra CAMBI FAVRE-BULLE
Shahram DINI
Miranda LINIGER GROS
Corinne NERFIN
Vincent SPIRA
Dominique FAVRE
Cédric THEVOZ
Members

François CANONICA
Sébastien DESFAYES
Elliott GEISINGER
Véronique HILTPOLD
Yves NIDEGGER
Olivier PETER
Daniel SORMANNI
Marielle TONOSSI

Substitute membres