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The veil incompatible with the lawyer's robe at the hearing only


ANALYSIS – The National Bar Council could not put off a decision any longer on this particularly tense subject.

The dress, the scarf and the lawyer.

A small ideological bomb with high political risk that the legal profession has every interest in defusing.

The debate has been agitating the French bars for several years.

To the point that the Court of Cassation had been seized by a student lawyer from the Lille Bar who was offended by the fact that the local Bar Association had decided that "the lawyer may not wear

with the robe either decoration or manifesting sign ostensibly a religious, philosophical, communal or political affiliation or opinion


Until the decision of the Court of Cassation of March 2, 2022, the National Bar Council (CNB) had cleverly dispensed with taking a position between lawyers who follow a strict catechism of the neutrality of the dress and those claiming the wearing the veil in the name of freedom of expression and thought.

Thus he cautiously left “Paris” and the “Province” to settle sporadic scandals on a case-by-case basis, emerging regularly during the performances of…

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Source: lefigaro

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