The Code of Justinian

The Code of Justinian

The foundation of the Civil Law System One of the most important works in Civil Law was the Codex Justinianus known as the Code of Justinian. It was named after Justinian I who ruled the Roman Empire from 527 to 565. His goal was to codify into one single collection...
Understanding Cultural Differences

Understanding Cultural Differences

Not understanding them can get you in trouble Not understanding cultural differences can get you in trouble.  In this true story a Chinese exchange student in the United States was charged with a sexual crime.  His situation was aggravated when his parents...
Legal Resources For You

Legal Resources For You

Here are some great legal sources for you to worldwide sources of legal information. Worldwide Bar Associations The American Bar Association The American Bar Association has 400,000 members.  It was founded in 1878 and supports the legal profession with...
The Role of the Notary Public in the Civil Law System

The Role of the Notary Public in the Civil Law System

What is the difference between a Civil Law Notario Público and a US Notary ? The role of the Notary Public in the Civil Law System is different than that of the common law system.  In the civil law system the Notary (Notario Publico) generally must be a licensed...
Civil Law vs Common Law

Civil Law vs Common Law

What is the difference between the Civil Law and Common Law System of Law ? The majority of the world uses the civil law system.   The civil law system means that the laws are written and codified as a system of law.  It has its origins in Rome but was...