B.A. (French and Italian), LL.B (Melbourne), Grad.Dip. Notarial Practice (Victoria), Barrister & Solicitor (Victoria, ACT, NSW & Vanuatu), Notary Public (Victoria, ACT & Vanuatu)
Michael is an international lawyer and notary and director of the legal firm Michael Bula Solicitors (MBS) www.mbsols.com.au. He is fluent in French and Italian, a specialist in legal and commercial French ↔ English translation with NAATI Professional Level accreditation and is recognised as a translator by the French diplomatic posts. He is Legal Advisor to the French, Belgian and Swiss Embassies, the Italian Consulate General, and the Swiss and Belgian Consulates in Melbourne. Michael is also a casual lecturer at Victoria University in civil law systems for future notaries.
Michael brings a specialised and unique service to CLC being qualified to produce French translations, and perform notarisations to ensure documents are certified and authenticated for use overseas. In addition to notarial services, Michael can also obtain the Hague Convention Apostille if required for CLC translations.
Michael’s passion for all things French is well known in the community, having founded the Melbourne French Theatre (MFT) in 1977 while studying at Melbourne University. A non-profit organisation, MFT will proudly celebrate 40 years of production in 2017, and almost 100 different shows.
Given the dedicated office hours that come with being a lawyer and notary, Michael ensures he stays fit by going for his daily jog during lunch, and cycling on weekends.