The General Council of the Netherlands Bar has presented its vision for lawyer supervision to the Minister for Legal Protection. The General Council has proposed a national supervisory authority for the legal profession (LTA) to guarantee quality of supervision and independence from the state.
The board would consist of both lawyers and lay members independent of the state and NOvA.
The costs of supervision will be carried by the professional body, as it is now.
The central pillar for this new supervisory authority is strengthening current supervision and remaining independent. This new authority will help build public trust in the profession as a whole.