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English translation: chambers of the examining magistrate

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French term or phrase:cabinet d'instruction
English translation:chambers of the examining magistrate
Entered by: Stephanie Mitchel
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14:38 Aug 21, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents / criminal law
French term or phrase: cabinet d'instruction
'Maitres X et Y, avocats des personnes mises en examen, regulièrement convoqués par lettre recommandée avec demande d'avis de réception, et à la disposition de qui la procédure a été mise quatre jours ouvrables au plus tard avant le présent interrogatoire, en tout cas à tout moment durant les jours ouvrables sous réserve des exigences du bon fonctionnement du cabinet d'instruction sont présents.'

In this report, I need to know whether the 'cabinet d'instruction' refers simply to the chambers in which the hearing is held, and if so, what the proper term would be.
Thanks!
Stephanie Mitchel
United States
Local time: 18:09
Chambers of the Investigating Magistrate
Explanation:
Chambers is the office of the investigating magistrate. Since they are the ones doing all the work in these investigations, their cabinet is their Chambers. A court is a salle d'audience, tribunal, whatever. In effect, they do their work in Chambers.

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Note added at 2002-08-21 14:48:35 (GMT)
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OK, the salle d\'audience would be the Courtroom whereas the cabinet is the Chambers. BUT, Chambre is sometimes courtroom in French. So don;t get confused. If you just translate the cabinet as Chambers [ie the judge\'s office in effect] and anything else such a salle or chambre as courtroom or court, you should be fine.
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Chambers of the Investigating Magistrate


Explanation:
Chambers is the office of the investigating magistrate. Since they are the ones doing all the work in these investigations, their cabinet is their Chambers. A court is a salle d'audience, tribunal, whatever. In effect, they do their work in Chambers.

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Note added at 2002-08-21 14:48:35 (GMT)
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OK, the salle d\'audience would be the Courtroom whereas the cabinet is the Chambers. BUT, Chambre is sometimes courtroom in French. So don;t get confused. If you just translate the cabinet as Chambers [ie the judge\'s office in effect] and anything else such a salle or chambre as courtroom or court, you should be fine.

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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Thanks Jane!

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agree  cheungmo
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agree  Daniel Bichis
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agree  John Garside
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agree  evelyn evans
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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Just as barristers / counsel have "chambers" whereas solicitors have "offices". Judges sometimes hear cases in "chambers"...
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