The Pomeranian Bar Association is an attorneys’ self-government organisation in the area of the Pomeranian Voivodship. The Pomeranian Bar Association and its governing body, i.e. the Regional Bar Council, are seated in Gdańsk. The Pomeranian Bar Association comprises 1050 attorneys and 200 trainee attorneys (as of 11 March 2021). The Pomeranian Bar Association is headed by the District Bar Council elected from among the Bar’s attorneys for a four-year term. At present, the members of the Regional Bar Council in Gdańsk are:
Agnieszka Derezińska – Jankowska
Marek Aureliusz Karczmarzyka
Gdańsk, the seat of the Regional Bar Council, is a city with 1000 years of history, with many monuments entered on the UNESCO list. It is a thriving industrial, economic, scientific and tourist centre. It constitutes a transport hub of the Northern Poland, the capital of Pomeranian Voivodship and the centre of maritime economy with a large commercial port.
It is a city whose identity was influenced by many cultures throughout the history – Polish, German, Jewish, Armenian and Dutch. Gdańsk was also the largest city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (the state which was a union of Poland and Lithuania), a Hanseatic city, in the 17th century it was the richest city in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth with its own army, enjoying a significant independence which evolved into the status of the Free City of Gdansk. Currently Gdańsk is considered a symbolic place of the outbreak of the II World War and the beginning of the fall of communism in the Central Europe – it is here that the “Solidarity” movement was established and Lech Walesa lives. It is the city where the Nobel Prize winner Gunther Grass and Daniel Fahrenheit were born, as well as astronomer Jan Hevelius.
The world’s largest international fair of amber and amber products Amberif is held in Gdańsk.
At present Gdańsk is a home for 6,000 foreign companies, while the value of foreign exports of services and goods for the whole of the Pomeranian Voivodship is around EUR 12 milliard. The historical and geographical value of the Pomeranian region is that it is linked by three independent, yet adjoining cities. Gdansk, being the largest, borders the small seaside resort of Sopot, behind which in turn lies the modernist Gdynia. Sopot is known for its sandy beaches and cultural events, while Gdynia is a modern port city with a well-developed infrastructure attracting investors.
All three cities form a closely co-operating Tricity agglomeration, connected by a single line of fast urban railway, which takes a total of 35 minutes to travel from Gdynia to Gdańsk via Sopot.
In the “International Cooperation” tab, you will find detailed information on the activity of the Pomeranian Bar Association at the international level.