The Legal Interaction Alliance (LIA) is a voluntary non-profit association, founded on and following the principles of voluntary participation and independence, and working for better interaction between the public authorities and the civil society with the objective of building a democratic society and a state complying with the rule of law.
The LIA was established in the beginning of 1998 and is a professional lawyers’ association LIA has the objective to protect the rights and interests of all Bulgarian lawyers and of the different branches within the legal profession – judges, prosecutors, investigators, attorneys, legal advisors, academics, researchers, students in law, etc. LIA are orientated towards promotion of the rule of law in the Republic of Bulgaria, promotion of efficient interaction between the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government, as well as the harmonization of Bulgarian legislation with European Acquis and its compliance with the international commitments undertaken by our country.
Its members are judges of the Supreme Cassation Court and the Supreme Administrative Court, prosecutors and some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners: professors, associate professors and doctors of law, renowned lawyers and experts.
LIA, together with the Union of Judges and the Ministry of Justice, is one of the co-founders of “The Magistrate Training Centre Foundation” in 1999, who developed in “The National Institute of Justice”.
The International Court of Arbitration at the LIA was established in the end of 2006. It gets for a target to guarantee adeptness and high quality in resolving domestic and international law disputes, accordance with The New York Convention for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards, The European Convention for International Commercial Arbitration and The Law on International Commercial Arbitration. Its arbiters have a high qualification and longstanding experience. The International Court of Arbitration at the LIA settles civil disputes as well as disputes about gaps to be filled in contracts or their adaptation to newly arisen circumstances.