Ewa Draga-Buchta has been practicing as an attorney since 2003 and has been a member of the District Bar Council in Katowice since then. She graduated of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In 1996 as part of the student program organized by the Catholic University in Washington, she passed exams in international trade, European Union law, and business transactions in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2000 she completed a course on human rights protection organized by the Information Committee of the Council of Europe and the Supreme Bar Council and a tax advisory course organized by the Tax Chamber in Katowice. In 2002, she successfully passed the bar exam and in the following year she was entered on the list of attorneys of the District Bar Council in Katowice.
In the years 1998-2003 she was a member of the Business and Finance Practice Group at Kancelaria Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Sp. z o.o. in Katowice and dealt with litigation and substantive civil, commercial, labor and criminal law, as well as matters related to real estate transactions, protection of intellectual property, she participated in due diligence and privatization procedures and participated in negotiations with trade unions.
In the period January-July 2003 she was a British Council scholarship holder and participated in the European Young Lawyers Scheme in London. She graduated from the College of Law in London in the field of common law, British civil procedure and commercial law. During her stay in London she had the opportunity to work with Crown Agents Legal, which supports the British Department for International Development (DFID) and deals with the legal coordination of spending government funds and international organizations supporting development programs in underdeveloped countries. She also completed an internship at the Took’s Court Chambers in London, conducting court cases in the field of criminal and civil law. Since September 2003 she has been running his own law firm in Katowice. She specializes in litigation, civil, commercial, compansation, criminal, penal and fiscal cases, intellectual and industrial property law, as well as in cases of Swiss franc loans. She is fluent in English and French, and knows Russian at an intermediate level.