B.A. (French and Italian), LL.B (Melb. Uni.), Grad.Dip. Notarial Practice (Vic. Uni.), Barrister & Solicitor (Victoria, ACT, NSW & Vanuatu), Notary Public (Victoria, ACT & Vanuatu). President of the Society of Notaries of Victoria since 2018 and previously President from 2007 to 2009.
Michael is an international lawyer and notary and director of the legal firm Michael Bula Solicitors, International Lawyers and Notaries (MBS). He is fluent in French and Italian, with competence in Spanish and some Portuguese, 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 Estonian Embassies and the Italian Consulate General in Melbourne. Michael is also a casual lecturer at Victoria University in civil law systems for future notaries. He is an international conference speaker on law and French language.
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 or Legalisiation from DFAT 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.