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The Chairman

The Chairman of the Chamber of Advocates of RA
General information

The second and incumbent chairman of the Chamber of Advocates is Ara Gagik Zohrabyan who has been elected on the 14th of  September, 2013.


 Ara ZOHRABYAN


 Date and Place of Birth:


 On April 12, 1978, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia


 Education:

1994-1999 – Gladzor University of Yerevan, Law Faculty, a Certified Specialist


 Scientific Title:

PhD , JB.00.04. 2013, Certified Council of Yerevan State University

Theme: “Means of proof in the Civil Procedure of the Republic of Armenia


Work and Professional Activity:

From 2016 Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Member of the Specialized Council-Law 063

Since 2013 – Chairman of the RA Chambers of Advocates;

Since 2013 – Chairman of the Certifying Committee of the RA Chamber of Advocates;

Since 2013- Chairman of the Management Council of the RA Chamber of Advocates;

Since 2012- Lecturer of the RA School of Advocates;

From 2012 to 2013 – Member of the Commission established on 08.02.2012 within the scope of memorandum executed by/between the RA Chamber of Advocate and the RA Police, Coordinator of the RA Chamber of Advocates;

From 2010 to 2013- Expert of the Program “Support for legal reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries” of the Council of Europe;

From 2010 to 2013- Coordinator of the Scientific-research Center adjunct to the RA Chamber of Advocates;

Since 2009 – Chairman of the “Zohrabyan & Partners” Law Firm, LLC

Since 2009- Lecturer in the Gladzor University of Yerevan,

From 2007 to 2013- Deputy Chairman of the RA Chamber of Advocates,

From 2007 to 2013- Member of the Board the RA Chamber of Advocates;

From 2006 to 2010- Member of the Board of “LONDONYEREVAN CO” Insurance Co.Ltd;

From 2005-2011- Lecturer in Yerevan Manc University;

From 2002-2009- General Director of the Office;

Since 2001- License of Advocate’s Activity;

From 2000 to 2002- Lawyer of the Office;

From 1999 to 2002- Lawyer in “Yerevan machine-tool manufacturing union” OJSC.


Participation in National and International Projects and/or Trainings:

From 2010 to 2013- Expert of the Program “Support for legal reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries” of the Council of Europe;

In 2011- Topic “Legal Consequences of the Constitutional Court Decisions in the Strengthening Constitutionality in the Country”, the 16th International Conference;

In 2011 – Expert in the Project “Let’s Get Corruption Out of Our Life”;

In 2007- Seminar entitled “Armenia Commercial Law and Economic Regulation Program (Bearing Point” and “Commercial Arbitration in Armenia”;

February, 2010- Educational Program entitled “Round Table with the judges of the European Court of Human Rights” organized by the Center for International Protection;

From January to February, 2006 – Trainings entitled “Mediation process” organized by ABA CEELI.

From February to March, 2001 – Trainings for Advocates organized by the American University of Armenia.


Coordinated and Initiated Programs and trainings:

From 2012 to 2016: Trainings in the RA Chamber of Advocates entitled: “Evidences and a proof procedure in the Civil Proceedings”;

From 2012 to 2016: Lecturing in the RA Chamber of Advocates entitled: “Evidences and a proof procedure in the Civil Proceedings” and “Practical suggestions for preparation of claims and responses to the claims”;

April 2012: Seminar- Discussion with judges on not keeping records while resolving the matter of acceptance of the Cassation appeals;

May 2012: Seminar- Discussion with judges on judicial practice concerning the preparation of the case for court examination;

December 2012: Seminar “Third-Party participation in national and international proceedings. The culture and development of presenting Amicus Curiae in the Republic of Armenia”;

April –September, 2012: “On promoting to submit amicus curiae to the RA Constitution and European Court of Human Rights”;

From 2009 to 2016: Lecturing in Yerevan Gladzor University (Bachelor and Master) – Name of the Course: “Civil Procedure”;

In 2007: Seminar “Alternative Dispute Resolution” organized by the RA Chamber of Advocates and ABA/CEELI for advocates.

From 2006 to 2008: Educational training “Civil Procedure” organized for the Legal Department of the RA Central Bank.


Other Activities:

In 2014: Upon the RA President’s Decree was appointed as a member of Contest Commission responsible for nominating candidates by the Republic of Armenia for the post of judge at the European Court of Human Rights;

In 2006: Upon the Prime Minister’s Decree was involved in the intergovernmental working group/commission/ established for drafting law “On the usage of the industrial and heavy outputs “The Usage of the Industrial and Heavy Outputs”.

In 2006: Upon the RA President’s Decree was involved in the working group/commission/ for the purpose of elaborating the Draft Concept of the judicial reforms and the Draft legal paper.


Professional Honors:

In 2015: Is an Honorary Member of the Chamber of Advocates of Paris;

In 2015: Is an Honorary Member of the Chamber of Advocates of Montpellier.


Marital Status:

Married, has three sons and a daughter