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12/09/23

I have to go to jail. Now what?

Since 1 September 2023, all prison sentences between 6 months and 2 years will be executed. What exactly does that mean, we'll explain.
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4/08/23

We advocate for a balanced bill around administration

Advocaat.be is concerned about a proposed bill on receivership. Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has made this proposal to crack down on a small group of negligent, excessive and fraudulent administrators. While we understand that the bill aims to stop abuses, we have a few concerns.

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20/07/23

Take a chance on the Thesis Prize and win €2,500!

Did you put your heart and soul into your undergraduate or graduate thesis last year? Was your thesis dedicated to the legal profession, or did you thoroughly research the organisation and workings of justice? If so, you now have the unique opportunity to have your efforts rewarded!

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13/07/23

Board of public prosecutors confirms: police may not ask you on the phone to participate in a lie detector test

Some time ago, we were told that the police apparently also ask suspects by phone to participate in a lie detector test. We as Advocaat.be immediately reacted critically to this. Even the response from the Board of Procurators General is now clear: it cannot be done over the phone.

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7/07/23

Yasmina El Kaddouri is a lawyer trying to get young people excited about her profession

Yasmina El Kaddouri is a Ghent lawyer who has been working for the non-profit association TAJO for almost 5 years. She introduces young people to the legal profession. We interviewed her about it.

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9/06/23

Jan Coninx champions warm Belgium as lawyer and entrepreneur

Jan Coninx is a lawyer; a lawyer is also an entrepreneur. So he is well placed as president of the non-profit organisation Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium. The non-profit organisation works through projects in the fields of food, culture and education to give people equal opportunities to develop.

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What does a lawyer cost?

A lawyer receives a fee, supplemented by compensation for expenses incurred. Therefore, make good arrangements with your lawyer in advance. That way, there will be no surprises.

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What does a lawyer do?

Advise, mediate, negotiate and defend. A lawyer can help you in various ways. Both inside and outside a court.

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What is a lawyer?

A lawyer is there to advise and assist you. Throughout the various stages of your life, you may come into contact with the law. A lawyer will then guide you through the legal maze. Even if you are an entrepreneur, the advice and assistance of a lawyer is no luxury.

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