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Letter from Ronald Sokol to Daniel Meador, Monday, April 22, 1991

LAW OFFICES OF RONALD P. SOKOL
CABINET JURIDIQUE
AIX-EN-PROVENCE

RONALD P. SOKOL
AVOCAT AMÉRICAIN – CONSEIL JURIDIQUE
MEMBER OF THE WISCONSIN BAR

DOUGLAS C, WOODWORTH TÉL : 42 92 08 20
AVOCAT AMÉRICAIN – CONSEIL JURIDIQUE TÉLÉCOPIE : 42 92 14 51
MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA BAR

THÉRÈSEK. SILVESTRE Professor Daniel J. Meador
AVOCAT AMÉRICAINE James Monroe Professor of Law
MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA BAR University of Virginia
School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
U.S.A.

22 April 1991

Dear Dan,

Many thanks for yours of the 15th. I shall be delighted to
meet Justice Stewart Pollock and his wife, and I look forward
to their arrival. You do not mention the date of their visit,
but I am enclosing the program for the Mozart Festival in
Aix, should they be coming in July.

[handwritten marginal note: “sent to Pollock w/ cc. of the letter”]

I shall be happy to regale Justice Pollock with the
curiosities of the French judicial system, such as last year
when I had an urgent need for a client to get into court and
could do nothing because the judges were on strike. In fact,
I heard on the radio over the weekend that they are about to
go on strike again.

I very much look forward to reading American Courts when it
arrives and will certainly give you a reaction.

I have an essay turning in my head, tentatively entitled
“Litigating in France”. It will attempt to explain the
strengths, weaknesses, pitfalls, and subtleties of the French
judicial system to American lawyers and present my strategies
and ruminations for dealing with it. Having litigated fairly
extensively within this system now for about 18 years, I feel
that I have some information and reflections to impart that I
have not seen in print. What I am lacking at the moment is
the time to write them down. I was planning to push ahead on
the project this year, but I am beginning to think that I
might be better off waiting another three years when I expect
my children will all be away in school and conditions may
therefore be more conducive to writing.

With warmest regards.

Sincerely,

[handwritten signature]

Ronald P. Sokol

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