Bar Association Activities

Lawyers at the firm actively engage in activities with bar association committees and serve as court appointed defense counsel and duty attorneys. Many of our lawyers have served in senior positions with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and other bar associations. In addition, the firm is enthusiastic in participating in training lawyers to be assigned to legal aid firms and the Japan Legal Support Center.

Details of Activities

Lawyers at the firm are engaged in various bar association activities.

■ Positions and Committees
Many lawyers at the firm have served in positions with and participate in committees of bar associations, supporting the pro bono activities of the bar associations.

■ Court Appointed Defense Counsel and Duty Attorneys
Lawyers at the firm actively serve as court appointed defense counsel and duty attorneys for defendants and suspects in criminal cases.

■ Legal Aid Firms and the Japan Legal Support Center
The firm regularly takes on lawyers to be assigned to legal aid firms and the Japan Legal Support Center. The firm then sends these lawyers to areas experiencing a shortage of lawyers once they have accumulated experience in various legal services including general legal advice and criminal defense.

Bar Association Activities:News

Public Service
Satoshi Kawai became a member of the Discipline Maintenance Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Public Service
Tetsushi Kamimura became a Vice Chairperson of Legal Apprenticeship Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Association
Public Service
Satoshi Kawai became a member of the International Arbitration Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Public Service
Hideaki Umetsu became a member of International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Public Service
Aritsune Miyoda became the secretary of the Council for International Activities and Strategy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations

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