“Magistrates and lawyers do not have the means to go to war”

Julie Couturier, in the premises of her office, in Paris, on December 23. François Bouchon / Le Figaro

MAINTENANCE – The new president of Paris, the largest bar in France, wants to reconcile the actors of a “justice in crisis”.

Elected last November for a two-year term, the boss of the largest bar in France intends to renew the dialogue with the magistrates and closely scrutinizes the upcoming presidential election, in which lawyers will play “a political role, in the noble sense of the term”.

LE FIGARO. – You were elected in the midst of a crisis with the magistrates and you arrive at the head of the Paris bar while the courts are out of breath. How can these tensions be eased?

Julie COUTURIER. – We must constantly talk, not only with the Parisian heads of jurisdiction, with whom relations are excellent, but also matter by matter to better understand our respective constraints. We are going to work to restore this dialogue because magistrates and lawyers do not have the means to wage war on each other. The judiciary is in crisis because justice is in crisis. We share the suffering of the magistrates because we are their first interlocutors and therefore the first…

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