Information about advocates is open. Unfortunately, most of the information is provided in Russian.
Particularly, these are the websites of the Belarusian National Bar Association, territorial bar associations.
Here you can get information about whether an advocate is practicing, about his/her work experience, find out the address of the office and other data. At the same time, the information is given in the shortest form.
On the website of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, you can get up-to-date lists of advocates, law offices, legal advice agency offices, licensed lawyers, but also only in Russian.
The most complete information about certain lawyers can be found on the websites of law firms and law offices. The largest and most famous firms provide information in several languages. As a rule, advocates and law offices fully disclose information about themselves. On the websites you can find information about personal composition of a law office.
Some law offices and advocates keep pages in LinkedIn
There are no national rankings of lawyers and advocates in Belarus. This is the difference from Russia and Ukraine.
Belarusian lawyers focused on foreign clients submit information to international rankings, Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000, etc.
Chambers is considered to be the most respected and reliable among Belarusian lawyers.
In general, without being fluent in Russian, it is rather difficult to form an opinion about a Belarusian lawyer. Most professional materials, including articles, audio and video podcasts, are published in Russian.
Therefore, the majority of specialists, respected and known in the professional environment, fall out of sight of non-Russian-speaking clients.
References of clients and colleagues remain one of the most important ways to find a lawyer in Belarus. However, national peculiarities of Belarusians should be taken into account: Belarusians are extremely stingy with recommendations and enthusiastic comments.