In accordance with Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 26, 2009 No. 599 "On Measures to Improve Higher Legal Education in the Russian Federation", the Association of Lawyers of Russia (hereinafter referred to as the Association) was entrusted with conducting public accreditation of educational institutions of higher professional education that train legal personnel. In order to implement this Decree, the Commission for Public Assessment of Higher Legal Education Quality was created as the accrediting body of the Association (currently, in accordance with Decision of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia dated September 4, 2018 (MoM No. 54). The Commission of the Association of Lawyers of Russia for Jurisprudence Quality and Qualifications Assessment was transformed to the Association's Commission on Legal Education).