Presidential: the lawyers of the Paris bar challenge the candidates on the “urgency to reform” justice

Mélenchon in a collar, Le Pen surmounted by a headdress set with diamonds, Jadot in a jabot… The Paris Bar cries out on Monday through a surprising poster campaign, representing six of the twelve presidential candidates in costumes of the old regime. The corn ? Challenge them, less than two weeks before the first round of the presidential election, on “the urgency of reforms to be implemented in order to restore the confidence of our fellow citizens in justice”.

“Justice is not a privilege”, repeats the Paris Bar on each of these posters, stuck in more than a thousand sites in Paris since Monday morning. These portraits are accompanied by a manifesto comprising 10 proposals for achieving this justice reform, which have already been sent to the candidates.

In its proposals, the Paris Bar claims in particular the need, according to it, to “reform a moratorium on any new civil procedure”, to “thus increase the means necessary for the functioning of justice” or even to “strengthen the knowledge of legal aid systems for the most deprived”.

In a “breathless justice” which worries professionals in the sector – and which in December had earned the publication of a forum signed by 3,000 magistrates and clerks in the newspaper Le Monde – the urgency is real, repeats this Monday the lawyers of the Paris bar. And the feeling of not having been heard, pregnant.

“Despite the successive cries of alarm from legal professionals in recent months, no candidate has made justice a priority in his program, deplore the instigators of this campaign induced under the impetus of President Julie Couturier . No, Justice is not a privilege and yes, the situation of French Justice is from another time. The time of the campaign is counted: there are now three days left for presidential candidates to make commitments to justice actors.

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