Czech Bar Association is a self-administrative professional organisation with national competence and its registered office is in Prague 1, Národní tř. 16. It was established by Act No.85/1996 Coll., on the Legal Profession as amended by Act No. 210/1999 Coll. (hereafter Legal Profession Act LPA). This Act regulates the preconditions for the performance of the legal profession and the conditions under which legal services may be provided as well as the provision of legal services by lawyers (hereafter the Performance of the Legal Profession). The provision of legal services under the LPA means representation before a court of law and other authorities, defence in criminal cases, granting legal advice, drawing up legal papers, processing legal analyses and other forms of legal aid if carried out systematically and for a fee.