New York State Bar Association Enters Into Memorandum of Understanding With Ukrainian Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association has just entered into a cooperation agreement, called a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, with the Ukrainian Bar Association.
This collaboration is the latest in a series of such agreements NYSBA has reached with bar associations around the world, most recently the Osaka Bar Association, the Philippine Bar Association, the Milan Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association, the Nigerian Bar Association, the Seoul Bar Association, and the Bucharest Bar Association.
“The signing of the document is but the beginning of a strong friendship that will benefit and grow both of our respective organizations,” said NYSBA President T. Andrew Brown.
Anna Ogrenchuk, president of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Brown and Edward K. Lenci, chair of NYSBA’s International Section, signed the accord. According to Lenci, “a MOU is a bridge between the bar associations. It promotes understanding and cooperation between them and offers benefits and opportunities for each other’s members.”
As part of the agreement, NYSBA and the Ukrainian Bar Association also plan to exchange legal publications, materials and information, as well as lawyer visits at educational events and programs, especially those pertaining to international legal issues.
NYSBA, a voluntary bar association with over 70,000 members, has members in all 50 states and in over 100 countries worldwide. The International Section has over 70 chapters around the world.