Mikhail A. Bazhinov — Бажинов и партнёры

Mikhail A.Bazhinov is the chief of “Bazhinov and Partners” Law Firm, vice president of the Federal Union of Lawyers of Russia.
In 1991 he graduated from Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Has a PhD degree in political science; in 2004 defended a Phd thesis at the dissertation council of Lomonosov Moscow State University on the subject “Local government as a factor of civil society formation”.
Since August, 1991 – an attorney of legal advise office of Sverdlovsk region, since 1997 – the chief of “Bazhinov and Partners” Law Firm of the Bar Association of Belgorod region.
A deputy of Belgorod City Council of the 2nd, 3d, 4th and 5th session.
Since 2000 till present he is the chairman of standing commission on legality and human rights of Belgorod City Council, a member of interdepartmental commission for fighting corruption in local government of Belgorod administration.  
As a chief of legal department he repeatedly took part in election of deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and governors of Belgorod and Kurgan regions.
Since 2000 he is a legal adviser to the Governor of Belgorod region.

He has been a member of the Council of the Advocates Chamber of Belgorod region since 2002; in 2013 was elected a member of qualification commission of the Chamber.
Since 2010 till present he is a vice president of the Advocates Chamber of Belgorod region.
In 2011 года Mikhail Bazhinov joined the Public Council under Directorate of Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation in Belgorod.
In 2012 Governor of Belgorod region Yevgeny Stepanovich Savchenko appointed him a member of Public Chamber of Belgorod region; he was elected the chairman of Commission on civil society development, compliance with laws, human rights and anticorruption.

State and other awards, prizes, honorary titles
Rewarded with II class medal “For services of protection of human rights and freedoms” (Decree of the Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the RF dt. 17.9.2004 № 8)
Commendation of the Head of Belgorod region Administration Y.S.Savchenko dt. 15.06.1999 “For active participation and initiative during election of Head of Administration”.
Commendation of Governor of Belgorod region Y.S. Savchenko dt. 13.01.2006 “For long dedicated service, high labor achievements, and considerable contribution to social and economic development of Belgorod region”, 2005.
Certificate of honor of Belgorod Administration “For substantial contribution to problem solution regarding social, economic and cultural development of the city”, 2008.
Letter of appreciation of Head of Belgorod administration “For long dedicated service, high professionalism and creative initiative. For personal contribution to prosperity of Belgorod and social welfare of its people”, 2011.
Rewarded with the prize (November, 2012) of Directorate of Ministry of the Interior on Belgorod region “The best lawyer of Directorate of Ministry of the Interior on Belgorod region” in the nomination “Legal defense of citizens”.

Advanced training
2003, Moscow – a delegate of the first All-Russian Advocates Congress of the Russian Federation.
24.05 – 26.05.2012, Belgorod – Higher advanced training course for lawyers of the Russian Federation under the program”Lawyer’s competency” held by the Russian Academy of Advocacy and Notaries and the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.  
22-25.10.2011, Belgorod – seminar “Skills of lawyer’s work at trial jury” held by the American Bar Association (ABA ROLI) with participation of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.
04 -06.2011, Belgorod – seminar “Lawyer’s work on proving in criminal procedure” held by the American Bar Association (ABA ROLI) with participation of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.
08.10.2010, Geneva, Switzerland – scientific and practical conference for advanced training held by the International Union (Community) of Lawyers and the Geneva Bar Association “International principles and standards of advocacy. Advocacy management in Switzerland.
03.10.2008, Florence, Italy – scientific and practical conference for advanced training “International standards of advocacy and advocacy management in Italy”.
01.10.2008, Moscow – V Annual conference “Advocacy. State. Society”.
15.04.2008 – 25.04.2008, the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan – participation in scientific and practical conference “Justice and Advocacy”.  
29.11.2007, Moscow – participation in IV Annual conference “Advocacy. State. Society”.
01.10.2007 – 23.10.2007, Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway – scientific and practical conference “Management of Counseling and Advocacy, advocacy in Sweden and Norway”.
28.06.2007, Moscow – seminar held by non-commercial organization “LegalStudies.Ru” “Partnership and Leadership in a law firm”.
29.11 – 03.12 2004, Moscow – advanced training course “Problems of counseling management and advocacy” held by the Russian Academy of Advocacy and the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.