lucrative litigation for lawyers

A migrant and his lawyer in front of the National Court for the Right of Asylum, in Montreuil. The CNDA has become the first administrative court in France. Marc CHAUMEIL/Divergence LE FIGARO INFO – The cost of legal aid, paid to specialized firms that plead at the CNDA, exceeded 21 million euros last year. “If … Read more

Legal assistance dogs for children

During the hearing, the dog lies down next to the child, puts his head on his knees, and can stick more or less strongly against him. 305686829/VLRS – stock.adobe.com They are trained to accompany and calm minors questioned by investigators. Six are currently employed in France. At the Saint-Lô hospital, in the Manche department, the … Read more

Confidence in justice and professional secrecy of lawyers: final vote in the Senate

The adoption Thursday by the high assembly of this reform wanted by Éric Dupont-Moretti will be worth final adoption. Parliament is preparing to adopt definitively Thursday, November 18, by a final vote of the Senate, the bill “for confidence in the judicial institution”whose controversial provisions relating to the professional secrecy of lawyers were retouched in … Read more

Éric Dupond-Moretti strengthens the professional secrecy of the lawyer

After a legislative epic and a lot of turmoil within the profession, the Keeper of the Seals tabled a final amendment to put an end to the debate. Saved in spite of themselves. In extremis, the Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupond-Moretti reviewed and corrected article 3 of the Law of Confidence in Justice which … Read more

Confidence in justice and professional secrecy of lawyers: final vote in the Senate

The adoption Thursday by the high assembly of this reform wanted by Éric Dupont-Moretti will be worth final adoption. Parliament is preparing to adopt definitively Thursday, November 18, by a final vote of the Senate, the bill “for confidence in the judicial institution”whose controversial provisions relating to the professional secrecy of lawyers were retouched in … Read more

the lawyer of 55 victims denounces “a simulator”

The trial of ex-dentist Lionel and his father Jean-Claude Guedj has been taking place for four weeks, accused of having devitalized 580 healthy teeth for financial purposes. “You are a mutilator and a simulator“: at the opening of the pleadings of the civil parties, a lawyer for victims did not spare the ex-dentist Lionel Guedj, … Read more

Claude Guéant has repaid “all of his debt”, says his lawyer

Nicolas Sarkozy’s former interior minister has been imprisoned since Monday in the Paris Health Remand Prison, pursuant to a 2017 conviction in the so-called “cabinet bonuses” case. Claude Guéant announced on Sunday, through his lawyer, that he paid the Public Treasury all the sums he still owed following his final conviction in the so-called “cabinet … Read more

A lawyers’ strike seizes the asylum machine

The National Court for the Right of Asylum (CNDA) has been undergoing a slow strike since October, which lengthens the processing time for cases and affects its balance sheet. “This week, the lawyers’ strike is Monday and Thursday.” Vice-president of the National Court of Asylum (CNDA), Isabelle Dely does not resign herself: “We will have … Read more

Guy Georges’ ex-lawyer facing the judges

Expelled from the bar on a charge of rape, Alex Ursulet had appealed. The hearing was held on Thursday. Radiated from the Paris bar on December 31, 2019, lawyer Alex Ursulet, 64, who had notably defended serial killer Guy Georges, appealed this decision to the Disciplinary Council of the Order. A young woman, an intern … Read more

request for suspension of the sentence of his lawyers for “vital prognosis engaged”

Since his assault, Yvan Colonna has been in a coma, between life and death. Given his condition and relying on a law provided for this purpose, his lawyers are asking that his sentence be suspended. Yvan Colonna’s lawyers are going to file a request for the suspension of his sentence, for “vital prognosis involved“, after … Read more