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Letter from Ronald Sokol to Daniel Meador, Thursday, April 7, 1977

Ronald P. Sokol
Attorney at Law
Avocat Americain-Conseil Juridique
13540 Puyricard

Notre Ref: 02 371 03
02 340 01

Professor Daniel J. Meador
James Monroe Professor of Law
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Date 7 April 1977

Dear Dan:

Some members of the local French bar in Nice are
organizing with Pan Am a charter flight to the U.S. from
November 10th to 13th for the purpose of observing the
American legal process. The group will likely be between
25 and 50 people and may well include notaires and perhaps
some judges as well as lawyers. They would like to observe
an American trial, an American law office, and meet some
American lawyers, preferably ones who know some French. If
I am free between those dates I shall go along.

Is this excursion of Frenchmen of any interest to you
in the Justice Department? Would Justice want to handle the
arrangements on the U.S. side to show a trial and a working
law office, or does this type of project fall more into the
domain of the D.C. Bar? If Justice is interested, are a
tour of the Justice Dept., for example, and perhaps a brief
hello from the Attorney General a possibility?

The French legal profession is just beginning to emerge
from the sole practitioner stage and badly needs exposure to
the U.S. system. I think myself that the trip will be of
wonderful educational value to the French profession. It
ought also to create a certain amount of goodwill among an
influential part of French society if the group is well
received in the U.S.

I am sorry to bother you with this when I know that you
must be going through a particularly hectic period, but it
seemed sufficiently important to write. If you think it will
involve more time than it is worth, I hope you will not hesitate
to tell me at once.

With kindest regards, I remain

As ever,

Ron [signature]

Ronald P. Sokol

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