for Professional Legal Services
Advanced Legal Studies
LS Studies has its roots in
Legal Stratagency GmbH (since 2011) -
the Berlin-based company specializing in law firm/legal department management, strategy consulting and professional development
for lawyers and law firms,
operating in EU and in Russian-speaking markets
LegalStudies.RU (2005-2015) - The Independent Legal Initiative (NGO), which operated in Moscow in 2005-2015 with the broader goal to promote the legal market and legal profession in the Russian- speaking economic region through research, networks and continued education on legal management and soft legal skills.
to contribute to the global development of legal systems and legal certainty by raising the quality of professional legal services across jurisdictions and supporting the most up-to-date legal studies.
We do not limit our general focus to the particular countries, aiming to explore the global context. However, we pay special attention to the legal and professional developments in the East European Region, Russia and CIS countries.
In order to accomplish our goals, we:
Observe, evaluate and report on the stand of professional legal services across jurisdictions
Conduct and publish research on the legal profession and the legal systems
Provide up-to-date information on due practice of law
Integrate legal communities within a particular country and across jurisdiction on the basis of shared principles and standards
Nurture the network of experts and ad-hoc working groups on development of professional legal services and advanced legal studies
We are truly independent. We do not rely on any external financial support, unless it is project-based.
We cover our expenses by collecting reasonable remuneration for some of its intellectual products.
However, our target audience – legal professionals – is welcome to support our initiatives on voluntary basis with no individual preferences in return.