On Friday, November 15th, Ms.Aiman Umarova, one of Kazakhstan’s well acclaimed lawyers and a member of the Almaty Regional Bar Association, visited Narxoz Law and Public Policy, and delivered a lecture on the multifaceted characteristics of a lawyer in today’s legal playing field.
A pioneer in her field, Ms.Umarova stands for the integrity of a person’s right to a fair trial, and has a record of defending high profile cases. She has been lauded the 2018 International Women of Courage Award for her contributions in decriminalizing criminal articles for defamation and inciting hatred.
The students actively participated in the dialogue of what awaits them when they graduate from school and enter the legal arena. The lecture addressed many contemporary controversial topics starting with her recent encounter with the prosecutor’s office; and a discussion on cases involving ethnic Kazakhs from China.
It was an honor hosting Ms.Umarova at our school. It is professionals like her who continue the ripple effect of our mission to create confident and capable lawyers of the future.