Jean Gallot

The Beautiful Job of Being a Lawyer Preface by Jean-Denis Bredin. Publication date : November 1, 1999

The Beautiful Job of Being a Lawyer is an autobiographical work written by a lawyer who loves his profession with passion. Jean Gallot was born at the beginning of the century and studied in Paris. He rapidly made a reputation for himself as one of the most brilliant lawyers of his generation. In this book, he reflects upon the copious experiences of a lifetime, and the cases he so ardently defended. He reviews his meetings with such famous men as Maurice Garçon, René Floriot, Edgar Faure and Jacques Chirac, and paints vivid portraits of some of the most colourful figures he encountered in the Law Courts, the press and politics from the 1930s to the present. This is a precious record of an era, as well as of a profession that is currently undergoing major changes in France.