Sep 19, 2018 Last Updated 11:51 AM, Sep 17, 2018

Role of the lawyer

The main role of the lawyer is to advise you.

  1. Advising you
  2. Ensuring your protection and representation
  3. Seeking conciliation and resorting to mediation
  4. Did you know?
  5. Other tasks
  6. The lawyer is a person of trust. He is bound by professional secrecy
  7. The lawyer is skilled and independent
  8. The lawyer is committed
  9. The lawyer gives you all assurances of integrity

 

1. ADVISING YOU

The lawyer advises you and explains to you the legal consequences of your private and professional choices. He tells you the way to go to avoid possible grounds for litigation. He assists you in the negotiation and drafting of your private and commercial contracts. 

 

2. ENSURING YOUR PROTECTION AND REPRESENTATION

Your lawyer’s activity also consists of defending you and representing your interests at a legal level. He represents you sometimes with regard to the authorities, more often with regard to others, and even occasionally yourself. Representation with regard to the authorities consists for instance of claiming compensation for loss or damage caused to you by an administration, claiming back tax improperly deducted, obtaining an authorisation unfairly refused, pleading your innocence before a court or circumstances mitigating the sentence, appealing against an excessive judgement and so on. Representation with regard to others consists for instance of claiming fair compensation from whomever caused you loss or damage, making a contracting party fulfil his obligations, stopping illegal acts by a competitor, drafting a contract which contains clauses more appropriate to protecting your rights, settling a family crisis and so on.
Representation with regard to yourself may consist for instance of dissuading you from acting angrily or passionately, warning you of the consequences of an illegal or imprudent action and so on. 

 

3. SEEKING CONCILIATION AND RESORTING TO MEDIATION

The lawyer can assist you to resolve a conflict amicably, using his experience in conflict management to avoid the costs, time and tensions caused by proceedings.
The lawyer can also assist you in médiation which is a rapid way to resolve conflicts by listening to the parties. It then avoids the costs, delays and frustrations of proceedings. 

 

4. DID YOU KNOW?

The lawyer can also:

→ assist you at a general meeting of a company or a co-ownership;

→ help you to solve family crises;

→ negotiate your lease;

→ assist your business in a social conflict;

→ advise you on inheritance planning;

→ make a claim against tax or an administrative decision which you contest;

→ negotiate and draft the contract to sell your business;

→ stop illegal acts by your competitors;

→ make a legal audit of your business;

→ certify that your internet site complies with the law;

→ assist you to conclude a contract of employment or to terminate it;


 

5. OTHER TASKS

In addition to his activity advising and representing you, the lawyer performs other legal tasks: insolvency trustee, legal adviser, provisional administrator, deputy judge, debt mediator and so on.
The lawyer also performs other tasks such as arbitrator or civil or commercial mediator.

 

6. THE LAWYER IS A PERSON OF TRUST. HE IS BOUND BY PROFESSIONAL SECRECY

Whatever the reason for your calling on his services, your lawyer will endeavour to respond to your request. Bound by professional secrecy, he is a person of trust par excellence, authorised by the law to receive your confidences without ever being able to speak to anyone about them. It at any time whatsoever you ask a question about his intervention or any apprehension you might have, tell him. He will listen attentively and provide clarifications. 

 

7. THE LAWYER IS SKILLED AND INDEPENDENT

The specific skill of the lawyer in his law practice is acquired at university and then maintained daily by experience and ongoing training organised by the Bar. The lawyer is independent of any political, economic or legal power. He will advise you and represent you freely, without being led by another aim than your legitimate interest. Independence enables the lawyer to speak without constraint before the courts and gives him the right to accept or to refuse a case on conscience. 

 

 8. THE LAWYER IS COMMITTED

By confiding in a lawyer, you guarantee his total commitment to your cause. He is the only one who can deal with your legal cases from start to finish, always with the aim of helping you and finding the best solution for you. 

 

9. THE LAWYER GIVES YOU ALL ASSURANCES OF INTEGRITY

Professional ethics, by which all lawyers are bound, require strict maintenance of integrity, both in handling funds belonging to third parties and in the choice of arguments developed to represent your interests. Each lawyer is also covered by professional liability insurance covering his clients and third parties for any loss or damage which might be caused in his intervention.

With his skill and experience of courts, the lawyer will give you unique and exclusive advice

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