Category Archives: Articles

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been Suspended

By | July 19, 2011

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending doom.

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose the Right Legal Adviser

By | July 15, 2011

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly recommended. Notaires (notaries) are Public Officers whose main role is to draft and execute Deeds. They are civil servants who have a monopoly on documents… Read More »

I’ve Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace — Now What?

By | July 13, 2011

It can be one of the most intimidating situations anybody ever encounters in their personal lives – that is, unless you swim with sharks or study crocodiles on a regular basis. But all jokes aside, sexual harassment can be a very serious and relevant issue. And it’s never more relevant than when it comes into your life and… Read More »

What is Sexual Harassment and Why Do I Need to Know?

By | July 11, 2011

Have you ever been the victim of sexual harassment at work? For many people, the question isn’t necessarily “yes,” or “no,” but unfortunately, a simple “I don’t know.” That’s because far too many people aren’t sure what exactly constitutes sexual harassment. After all, how do you filter out normal banter with colleagues from what truly constitutes harassment and… Read More »

French Insolvency Law – Leaseback Issues

By | July 7, 2011

Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company’s Receiver. The process of lodging a claim or proof of debt with the competent official of the insolvency proceedings (Liquidator or Creditors’ Representative) is… Read More »

EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategies Platform

By | July 1, 2011

Smart growth in Europe 2020 In the European Commission’s Communication regarding the contribution of the regional policy in the area of smart growth in the Europe 2020 strategy, the central role of European regions in this process is primarily recognised.  In reality, regions are the primary institutional partners for universities, research and education institutes as well as SMEs… Read More »

Service of Process in France from Abroad (Non-EU)

By | June 29, 2011

How to serve international legal documents in France. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Process Server in France The 15 November 1965 Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters sets several options for service of process. So does EC Regulation… Read More »

Hope for Better Access to the Courts/Family Code 2003 Revision (Jan. 2011)

By | June 27, 2011

Access to an Attorney and the Real Cost of Self Representation During my 33 years as an attorney practicing Divorce and Family Law in California, I’ve witnessed many changes in the rules controlling how our courts manage these cases. By far, one of the most important family law changes to date concerns getting court orders for attorney fees… Read More »

How To Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace

By | June 24, 2011

While we all almost universally acknowledge the negative role of discrimination in the workplace, we don’t always admit that discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes. Discrimination is discrimination, no matter how that discrimination takes place. This is a bad thing. Why? Because some people feel victimized without feeling like they have the right to call themselves a… Read More »

Age Discrimination — When It Pays To Know Your Rights

By | June 20, 2011

When many of us think of discrimination, what do our thoughts turn to? We think of racial discrimination, a problem that’s had an obvious and lasting effect on our society. We might think of gender discrimination, which often translates to damaging sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace. But how many of us think of age discrimination as being… Read More »