Ukrainian Bar Association served as a foundation for the establishment by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) of a Chapter in Ukraine

KYIV - December 22, 2021. At its meeting on 21 December 2021, the Executive Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association approved establishment of the NYSBA Chapter in Ukraine at the premises of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). Ms Anna Ogrenchuk, UBA President, has been appointed as a Chair of the NYSBA Ukraine Chapter, and Mr Ivan Horodyskyу, UBA Board Member, appointed as a Vice-Chair. 
Establishment of the Chapter will boost and enhance cooperation between the two Associations, commenced with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding in the beginning of December 2021. 
The New York State Bar Association was established in 1876 with the objective of cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reform in the law, facilitating the administration of justice and elevating the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession. NYSBA has a number of sections, including the International Section (NYSBA International), which is responsible for, inter alia, representing NYSBA’s interests internationally.
Ukrainian Bar Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which unites lawyers from all areas of the legal profession in Ukraine. Since its establishment in 2002, UBA’s goal is to promote adherence to the rule of law in Ukraine and development of the legal profession. To this end, UBA conducts legal research and analysis, monitors progress of implementation of various legislative acts and processes in the justice system and beyond, organizes conferences, round tables and other events aimed at discussion of legislation and practices in a given field, and advocates for sustainable development of the justice sector and for protection of rights of members of the profession.