Vojvodina Bar Association, previously called Novi Sad Bar Association, was founded on March 3, 1921 at
the first general assembly gathering attorneys at law from the territory of Banat, Baranja and Backa. The
attorney at law Stevan Adamovic Ph.D. was elected for the first president. After expiry of his mandate,
the presidents of the Bar Association Board of Directors were the following:

  • Aleksandar Moč Ph.d. (1945)
  • Slavko Županski Ph.D. (1947-1949)
  • Vojin Carić Ph.D. (1949-1950)
  • Albe Filipović (1950-1951)
  • Jovan S. Jegdić (1951-1955)
  • Milorad Botić (1955-1970)
  • Jožef Varadi Ph.D. (1970-1973)
  • Josip Kujunđić (1973-1976)
  • Borivoj Jekić (1976-1982) and (1985-1988)
  • Milan Miković (1982-1985)
  • Stevan Rončević (1988-1992)
  • Đorđe Veber (1992-1998)
  • Slobodan Beljanki Ph.D. (1998-2007)
  • Vulić Branislav (2007-2014)
  • Sikimić Srđan (2014-2017)
  • Beljanski Vladimir (2017 and today)

Vojvodina Bar Association received its current name, Vojvodina Bar Association, at the first regular
annual general assembly of the Bar Association held after the Second World War on June 22, 1947 in
Novi Sad.

Vojvodina Bar Association stands for the principles of respect of human rights, constitutionality and
legality and acts independently although it has not been mentioned for the first time in the new Law on
Law Practice 1998. It is the only bar association in Yugoslavia which is the member of International
Association of Lawyers and a permanent member of Vienna European Presidents’ Conference of Bar

Apart from the strictly professional problems Vojvodina Bar Association is known as a sponsor of
students of the Faculty of Law and one of the founders of the Fund for Sponsoring of Gifted Students
and publisher of significant publications, as well as the sponsor of many humanitarian actions and a
promoter of the books in the field of law, sociology and economy at the Lectureship of Vojvodina Bar