the new chairman Fanny Grévin advocates listening and rigor

“It’s a job that I love to do,” says this heavy worker, who chose the dress out of a taste for words and for “the desire to right certain injustices.” She specializes in family law. “I consider it difficult to deal with a lot of disputes in different fields. I do training, I try to be at the forefront. This is an area where people need to listen a lot, where we spend time preparing files. »

Work for all

Member of the Council of the Order for three years, here she is in a pivotal role with the judges and the prosecution. “We are very lucky in Saintes, because we have cordial and fairly fluid relations. “The lawyers largely supported the “historic” movement of mobilization of the magistrates, who demanded more means, on December 15, 2021. “We must be attentive to the difficulties they encounter. ” How ? “It can go through efforts to avoid postponements. We mentioned things to simplify certain procedures. »

Fanny Grévin studied law in Tours, where she was sworn in in 1994.


Fanny Grévin studied law in Tours, where she was sworn in in 1994.

Philippe Menard

“One is not a lawyer just to flame at the palace! I want it to be serious. It is a rigorous profession. The law is strict! »

The Saintes bar has 96 lawyers, including half a dozen recently established. Me Grévin sees in it the sign of a certain vitality. “I want everyone to work and live from their activity. It is my wish. According to her, there is enough activity potential for everyone. “I want to listen to them, and particularly their possible difficulties. You have to be careful about that. This can be financial, but also personal or material issues. It’s a time-consuming job, where people expect a lot from us. We are confronted with a demand for immediacy, sometimes with a little aggressiveness. »

The overhauled organization

Support, but requirement. Without openly citing the Sarfaty affair (read elsewhere), which shook the bar in 2021, the President of the Bar reminds her colleagues to respect their oath. “This profession imposes formal rules on us, a place of residence, respect for professional secrecy, keeping our clients informed of the procedure… We are not lawyers just to show off at the palace! I want it to be serious. It is a rigorous profession. The law is strict! »

Among the projects in the pipeline, an overhaul of the internal regulations.


Among the projects in the pipeline, an overhaul of the internal regulations.

Philippe Menard

Twice, the professional who had to ensure a permanence in a point of access to the law failed. Fanny Grévin does not want this to happen again. She oversees a review of the different missions shared by lawyers. The penal unit, which notably manages police custody. Hotlines for compulsory hospitalizations or procedures concerning minors. Free consultation sessions in remand centers and at law access points in Saintes, Jonzac, Royan and Saint-Jean d’Angely. “We launched a questionnaire, everyone positions themselves on what they are willing to do. This image of investment with the litigant is important. Another project is in the pipeline, an overhaul of the internal regulations.

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