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Orthodox Monk Wins Case to Practice as a Lawyer in Greece

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday vindicated an Orthodox monk whose application to register at the bar had been rejected by the Greek authorities. The ECJ ruled that Greece cannot stop Monk Irenaeus from practicing as an attorney....

Prominent Greek Lawyer Antonis Vgontzas Dies at 73

Greek lawyer and politician Antonis Vgontzas died in Athens on Friday. He was 73 years old. Vgontzas served in public office for many years including as Director of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou's legal office in his last government (1993-1996). He...

Manhunt for Golden Dawn Official Suspected for Attack Against Lawyer

Police are searching for an official of the extreme-right Golden Dawn (GD) party, who is said to have been involved in the attack and injury of a lawyer and another two women near the Athens Court of Appeal, on...

Hundreds Pay Last Respects to Murdered Greek Lawyer

Family, friends, colleagues and politicians gathered to pay their last respects to Michalis Zafeiropoulos who was assassinated in his office on Thursday evening. The funeral service was held at the Hellinikon cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Among those attending were President of...

Pensioner Shoots Lawyer in Thessaloniki

A 70-year-old man on Thursday shot a lawyer outside his office in central Thessaloniki, Greece, at 2 p.m. in the afternoon, for reasons as yet unknown. According to sources in the police and ambulance service, the man was shot in...

Lawyers' Strike to be Extended Until May 7

The Bar Association of Greece (DSA) has decided to extend their abstention from duty until May 7, when the plenary session of the directors of the Bar Αssociations around Greece will meet again. The Plenary Session estimates that the new bill,...

Israeli Lawyer Wins 2.9M USD in Case Against Greek Orthodox Church

An Israeli court ordered the Greek Orthodox Church to pay a total of 2.9 million dollars in fees owed to a local lawyer. The sum will cover the costs of cases dating back to 2002. Israeli lawyer Moshe Lipke claimed that the...