The culture of respect should be the main reference for the functioning of the Administration of Justice. And so it is necessary to deepen this culture of respect for professionals in the daily life of the Spanish courts and tribunals, as stated by the president of the Spanish Bar, Victoria Ortega, at the inauguration of the XV edition of the Commission conferences on Relations with the Administration of Justice (CRAJ), held in Córdoba.
Ortega advanced that the General Council continues to develop the procedure to homogenize the protection of the college of all Bar Associations and chose to continue using the Code of Good Practices in the Administration of Justice.
Along the same line, the president of the CRAJ of the General Council and dean of the College of Barcelona, Jesús Sánchez, emphasized the need to continue working in the field of relations with judicial authorities and continue to weave agreements to improve the functioning of the public justice service. Sánchez recounted the long road traveled by the CRAJ since its creation and chose all the colleges, even the smallest, to promote the activities of the CRAJ to create the best possible relationship with those responsible for the various judicial bodies.
Also participating in the inauguration was the dean of the College of Córdoba, Carlos Arias, and the president of the Andalusian Council of Bar Associations (CADECA), Federico Fernández, who emphasized the importance and progress made by the Andalusian CRAJ. achievement in recent years.
In a session focused on collegiate protection, the president of the Commission for the Defense of Professional Interests of the Legal Profession and dean of the College of Vigo, Lourdes Carballo, defended the effectiveness of this instrument and requested that the colleges encourage the professionals to file complaints through institutional channels when they consider that they are not treated with the dignity that corresponds to the work they do and that is inherent in the work of the legal profession.
On behalf of the Public Ministry, the lieutenant prosecutor of the Superior Prosecutor’s Office of Catalonia, Pedro Ariche, participated, and encouraged a more fluid dialogue between legal professionals and prosecutors, as well as a negotiation with conformity without rushing deadlines and more homogeneous. The lawyer María Barbancho examines the latest European decisions on the protection of the college and expresses her concern about the strict drift of their interpretations about professional secrecy.