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Topic: laws on judges/solicitors

Kolegialen - 6 Feb 2009 // 18:39:51

"... as i was told about 2 years ago it was illegal to practice as a judge if having epilepsy in bulgaria"

And I was told 3 years a go, that second DUI conviction, means automatic death sentence in Bulgaria.
I kid you not!
It was in traffic school (for speeding) that the instructor actually said that about Bulgaria. Needless to say, I changed the topic of the entire traffic school weekend, from driving, to the subject of the incredible stupidity of anything remotely American.
By the time people went home, half hated me, the other half hated being American.

Mission accomplished.

judge advocaat retired - 6 Feb 2009 // 15:28:28

Selga, The career as a judge is no different to any other for the purposes of alienation through health. If you want legal definitions refer to the European Human Rights Act, Bulgaria has to conform with certain European Statutes, The Human Rights Act being one of them.

xNELLIEx - 6 Feb 2009 // 15:24:12

Most epileptics are on seizure control medication and their illness is under control. Is it illegal to be a judge if you have high blood pressure? Or if you have diabetes? Or migraine headaches? Epilepsy is an illness that can be controlled with medication. If you have epilepsy you probably should not be a flying an airplane, or even driving. Sitting in an office? You are perfectly safe.

selga - 6 Feb 2009 // 15:14:33

is this also applicable in bulgaria as i was told about 2 years ago it was illegal to practice as a judge if having epilepsy in bulgaria

judge advocaat retired - 6 Feb 2009 // 15:10:06

No its not illegal, Epileptics are no different to other people. If you are not a danger to yourself or other people because of your condition, then you are entitled to compete on equal terms for any job.

selga - 6 Feb 2009 // 14:34:45

Is it illegal for a judge who has epilepsy to be a judge?
or can a person who has epilepsy become a judge or get a job in the law industry

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