Maitre Francois-Henri Briard
Founder and President of the Paris Vergennes (Federalist) Society

When: Tuesday, August 10, 2010. 11:15am (Meet and Greet); 11:30am (Registration); 12:00am (Lunch)
WhereAndrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, (949) 387-8887
Parking: Park in the business office structure and bring ticket to lunch for validation.
Cost: $40 for buffet luncheon and 1 hour MCLE credit. The Federalist Society is a California Sate Bar approved provider of MCLE.
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Maitre Francois-Henri Briard
Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
(Knight of the Legion of Honor, President Chirac)
Officier de l’Ordre National du merite
(Officer of the National Order of Merit, President Sarkozy)
Chevalier des Palmes Academiques
(Knight of the Academic Palms)

One of the 94 French Attorneys of the Supreme Court of France, Maitre Francois-Henri Briard was the first to argue a case of constitutional review before the French Constitutional Court this summer. The French now practice judicial re-view and pre-view processes to test legislative initiatives for efficacy. Maitre Briard will speculate how this process will be applied to a case like the recent legislative vote to ban the burqa. He will also provide insight into current French cultural, economic, and legal conditions.

Francois Briard is a close friend of America and is an honorary inductee to the Sons of the American Revolution. He has recently argued in defense of Israel against war crimes charges at the European Union’s International Criminal Court. Francois Briard is a member of President Sarkozy’s “Inner Circle” of advisors. He has frequent conversations with several of America’s Supreme Court Justices and he collaborates on projects with legal luminaries like John Ashcroft and C. Boyden Gray in America’s national security interest. He has published many commentaries on the French and American legal and political systems.

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