The Prime Minister has decided to take October 10 as the Traditional Day of Vietnamese Lawyers, said the Vietnam Lawyers Federation (VLF) at a press conference in Hanoi on October 3.

According to the federation, a ceremony to announce the PM’s Decision No. 149/QD-TTg and celebrate the day will be organised on October 16.

On the occasion, the VLF will honour lawyers who have made great contributions to the national development.

All the members of the federation will provide free legal assistance for people nationwide on October 10, 2013.

Vietnam counts more than 8,000 lawyers and over 3,000 lawyers’ organisations.-VNA