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Here are some documents and other websites you may find interesting.
Many
sites are to English language versions, or have English language versions (look for a British flag).

Legal Documents and Papers:
Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania
 (with March 2003 amendments)
Lithuanian Attorney Code of Ethics
   English
   Lithuanian

Legal Ethics in Lithuania:
LABAS has prepared an English language transciption of the March 6, 2000 Joint Commission of the Seimas and Lithuanian American Community (LAC) regarding Legal Ethics in Lithuania. At this hearing, the Lithuanian ethics were discussed as they compare to the European Union's Legal Ethics for Cross-Border Transactions (CCBE), as well as public information on attorney ethics, featuring comments and questions of LABAS and LAC members, and responses from members of the Lithuanian Bar.

Law Schools in Lithuania:
Vytautas Magnus University School of Law  The VMU School of Law is located in Kaunas. It has an on-line law review published jointly with the Florida Coastal School of Law in cooperation with LABAS, called the International Journal of Baltic Law. The VMU School of Law has a website at: teise.vdu.lt (English version available).

Mykolas Romeris University is located in Vilnius. On October 28, 2004,the university was renamed. It was previously the Law Universtiy of Lithuania. It has a website at: www.mruni.lt (no English version available).

Vilnius University School of Law is also in Vilnius. Its website is at: www.tf.vu.lt

Organizations located in the United States of America:
Lithuanian American Community, Inc.
Lithuanian American Council
Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc.
(Representing the Estonian American National Council, Inc., American Latvian Association, Inc., and the Lithuanian American Community, Inc.

Lithuanian Government:
Office of the President
Office of the Prime Minister
Seimas (Parliament)
Interior Ministry
Judicial Training Center
Ministry of Finance
Agricultural Ministry
Special Investigation Service
Constitutional Court
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Justice
Lithuanian Embassy (in Washington, DC)
Lithuanian Mission to the US
 

Journals and Legal Publications:
International Journal of Baltic Law, a law review published jointly between the Vytautas Magnus Univeristy School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law, in cooperation with LABAS.
The VMU Law School has a website at: teise.vdu.lt
The Florida Coastal School of law is at www.fcsl.edu.

Business Groups and NGOs:
Crime Prevention Centre
Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
Center for Law and Democracy (Vilnius)
Database of Lithuanian NGOs
The Lithuanian Judicial Training Center is a nongovernmental organization founded in 1997 by the Lithuanian Judges Association, the Open Society Fund of Lithuania (SOROS), the American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative, the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court. Its founding contributors included the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of Finland and the European Union's PHARE program. Its purpose is to provide a focal point for training judges and other court personnel in Lithuania.

 

This page last revised March 9, 2007

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