Les débats de 1904 sur l’uniforme des avocats
Author: Ion-Ciprian STOIAN
Keywords: lawyer suit, parliamentary debate, press debate, resolution.
In 1864 the law concerning the uniform of the judges and lawyers was promulgated. For lawyers wearing the suit was optional. The situation remained so until the beginning of the twentieth century. In late 1903, Ilfov’s Bar Disciplinary Board decided that the suit for lawyers should become mandatory. Immediately, a trend uniting the lawyers who were against the binding uniforms appeared. As some of these lawyers were also senators or deputies, they proposed a single article draft law that aimed at keeping the lawyer’s suit optional. The issue was discussed in both Chambers of Parliament. Also, two streams of opinion appeared in the juridical press. Some were for the introduction of the robe and others for maintaining it optional. Finally, it was decided that the measure should become mandatory in 1905. In 1909 the uniform for lawyers returned to the optional. This was not an important issue but the debate about the uniform also revealed other problems of the lawyers in the early 20th century.