Presentation on theme: "Comparative Law Spring 2002 Professor Susanna Fischer CLASS 20 FRENCH LEGAL PROFESSION Feb. 25, 2002."— Presentation transcript:
Comparative Law Spring 2002 Professor Susanna Fischer CLASS 20 FRENCH LEGAL PROFESSION Feb. 25, 2002
Wrap-Up: German Legal Training The central principle of German legal training is the Einheitsjurist - the idea of one common training for every type of lawyer. As we shall see, the French take a very different approach
THE FRENCH LEGAL PROFESSION What are the major types of French lawyers today?
MAJOR TYPES OF FRENCH LAWYERS Avocat Avocats au Conseil d’Etat et à la Cour de cassation Avoué Juriste d’enterprise Notaire ALSO - Huissiers de justice, commissaires au comptes, administrateur judiciaire, etc.
AVOCATS Pierre Hourcade: ocat.com/ Do avocats have a monopoly over any types of legal services? How many avocats are there?
AVOCATS AUX CONSEILS What is the function of these public officers? How many are there?
AVOUÉS PRES LES COURTS D’APPEL What is the function of these public officers? How many are there?
NOTAIRE What is the function of a notaire? How many notaires are there in France?
JURISTE D’ENTERPRISE What is a juriste d’enterprise? What is the difference between a juriste d’enterprise and a conseil juridique?
OTHER LEGAL PRACTITIONERS Huissiers de justice - BAILIFFS Greffiers des Tribunaux de Commerce - REGISTRARS OF COMMERCIAL COURTS Commissaires-Priseurs - LICENSED AUCTIONEERS Administratuers Judiciaires - COURT-APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS FOR INSOLVENT COMPANIES
AVOCATS: TRAINING What must Pierre Hourcade do to become an avocat? How does this differ from the U.S. training? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the French system of training for avocats?
NATIONALITY Can someone who is not a French national become an avocat? Are there any restrictions based on nationality?