~ la femme avocat – historical post cards ~

  Always looking out for historical art, sketches & caricatures with a political, legal or justice theme including of French origin. I enjoy history & literature including historical fiction about matters of law, justice & liberty.  I touched on some of these themes here, here, here and here.   “The tree of liberty does not flourish unless… Read More ~ la femme avocat – historical post cards ~

~ a lawyer who changed hats: the father of gastronomy or the story of a judge & his stomach ~

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 & his stomach ~

~ you need the right lawyer when you are “suspended beneath the blade of the law” ~

  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 & 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” ~