When instructing a lawyer to defend a matter one has to identify a number of qualities within which we should highlight decency, professionalism, independency, honour, etc. The Consejo General de la Abogacia Española (Bar Association) establishes that not only these but a rather larger number of other obligations have to be met by the professional in charge of the matter before he undertakes to carry out the assignment.
As a lawyer I have to admit to a rather lack of conformity of lawyers’ modes and behaviours with the spirit of this legislative document which is also there to protect them. Invariably, age and experience (and of course financial success) makes some of us feel of an irritating superior kind which at times can be seen as patronizing by the layman, clearly a mistaken attitude if we want to be, ultimately, respected.
Fortunately younger generations are fully abiding, to the syllabus, with the obligations set forth by the “Estatuto General de la Abogacia”, which is the manual or rule book of the Spanish Bar Association, and one lawyer in particular, codenamed Panchito, has appreciatively condescended to our intellectual level in order to be fully understood.
Panchito, member of the Costaluz Lawyers Team, and who has distinguished himself with fully taking onboard every recommendation and obligation the lawyers’ bible sets forth, including that of appearing in Court with a full suit, tie, black shoes, white shirt and a robe, and at choice, a cap or beret (although looking at the suspect’s photograph I would propose to his honour that a wig is accepted), is setting the standards of the legal profession in Spain.
On a recent speech given by Panchito about Spanish Consumer Law, his field of expertise, at the Spanish Consumers Association annual convention, we were astounded by the force of his words: his clear, concise, jargon-free intervention is to be remembered in coming years. One will say that it is a triumph of speechwriting in this mind-numbing issue.
If you wish to contact Panchito you may do so by visiting this link. I swear you’ll not be disappointed with the services rendered just as Real Madrid is not regretting for one minute having hired Cristiano Ronaldo.