The Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice, ensures that the judicial system is properly administated, decides on policies for reform and presents bills to Parliament.
He or she determines criminal policy in order to ensure equal treatment for all citizens before the law throughout French territory.
To this end, he or she ensures that criminal proceedings brought by public prosecutors are consistent.
The Minister organises the resources necessary for the administration and the management of the courts.
He or she appoints the officers who are responsible for the administration of justice namely bailiffs, notaries, solicitors, etc.
He or she is supported by his or her advisers who work in close collaboration with the various directorates within the Ministry of Justice.