Lawyers on strike in Avignon to defend professional secrecy

Before his vote in the National Assembly, Éric Dupond-Moretti tabled an amendment concerning the bill “Confidence in the judicial institution”. However, the Minister of Justice does not go as far as withdrawal of the entire article as required by the profession.

If what is said to the lawyer by his client can be known by anyone, there is no more freedom

Yet this is what lawyers want. Afraid of see professional secrecy disappear, the black robes of the bar of Avignon therefore gathered this Tuesday on the steps of the courthouse of the judicial court. A way to show their concern about the text to be adopted this Thursday.

The President of the Order of Lawyers at the Avignon Bar affirms that in the event of adoption of the text, “any investigator could undermine their office, a protected place by professional secrecy“. Guillaume de Palma is also surprised that the project is carried by Eric Dupond-Moretti who, when he was a lawyer, was “the destroyer of professional secrecy“.

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