Always looking out for historical art, sketches and caricatures with a political, legal or justice theme especially if of French origin. I am much into history and literature especially historical fiction concerning matters of law, liberty and justice. I touched on some of these themes here, here, here and here. “The tree of liberty does… Read More La femme avocat – historical post cards
Many lawyers have left the law for another career and/or gained fame as something other than being a lawyer. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826 Paris) did some of that. While he didn’t leave the law and ultimately became a judge of the Court of Cassation appointed for life by Napolean Bonoparte under the new post-Revolution rules, he became… Read More A Lawyer Who Changed Hats: The Father of Gastronomy or the Story of a Judge and his Stomach.
Talking about three lawyers of the French Revolution today. Talking about ethics. Last year I read A Place of Greater Safety, Hilary Mantel’s historical fiction novel written sometime in the 1970s when she was just 22 and published 1992. Definitely one of my favourite reads, ever. Just before reading it I had read… Read More You need the right lawyer when you are “Suspended Beneath the Blade of the Law”