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Tell me everything you know about Mokbel: How Nicola Gobbo’s life began as Lawyer X
Tell me everything you know about Mokbel: How Nicola Gobbo’s life began as Lawyer X  The AustralianNicola Gobbos double life as a registered police informer began with a simple request: Tell me everything you know about Tony Mokbel.

Data Practices panel scrutinizes police drones
Data Practices panel scrutinizes police drones  Minnesota LawyerRegulating police drones was the lone topic during a joint House-Senate Data Practices Subcommittee hearing, the first since the once-defunct panel got.

Summer Intern Chronicles: Interns are Thriving at La Tanzi, Spaulding and Landreth
Summer Intern Chronicles: Interns are Thriving at La Tanzi, Spaulding and Landreth  Cape Cod TodayInterns Cassandra Devaney (L) and Bethany Rogers (R) both value the mentoring they received the summer at La Tanzi, Spaulding and Landreth.

ASAP Rocky and Assault Accuser Speak on Day 2 of Sweden Trial
ASAP Rocky and Assault Accuser Speak on Day 2 of Sweden Trial  ComplexThursday marked the second day of ASAP Rocky's Sweden trial, with the man who alleges he was assaulted during the incident at the root of this controversy ...

'First thing we do,' let's have better lawyers
'First thing we do,' let's have better lawyers  BusinessWorld OnlineProbably the invitation got lost in the mail. Or likely the dog ate it. Anyway, not having received an invitation to the Legal Education Summit held last Wednesday ...

Margin Call: Packer enlists feared Nine lawyer as Star falls
Margin Call: Packer enlists feared Nine lawyer as Star falls  The AustralianNines former defamation specialist Mark OBrien has been enlisted by James Packer as Crown Resorts considers its next move against the media empire.

US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate's Initiative Is Growing into Every State to Ensure a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma Is Talking Directly with Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste About Compensation - Get Better Results
US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate's Initiative Is Growing into Every State to Ensure a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma Is Talking Directly with Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste About Compensation - Get Better Results  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is in the process of fully expanding their initiative with state specific ...

Is Real Time with Bill Maher new tonight, August 2?
Is Real Time with Bill Maher new tonight, August 2?  Last Night OnIt has been a long, long summer for Real Time with Bill Maher fans. A new episode hasn't aired since June 28, leaving many to wonder when exactly HBO's late ...

NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death
NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death  WNWO NBC 24NEW YORK (AP) — In a reckoning five years in the making, an administrative judge on Friday recommended firing a New York City police officer over the 2014 ...

Whistleblower Law Collaborative Attorney to Speak at Upcoming False Claims Act Events
Whistleblower Law Collaborative Attorney to Speak at Upcoming False Claims Act Events  PRNewswireBOSTON, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC attorney Erica Blachman Hitchings, a former Department of Justice civil fraud ...

Whistleblower Law Collaborative Attorney to Speak at Upcoming False Claims Act Events
Whistleblower Law Collaborative Attorney to Speak at Upcoming False Claims Act Events  StreetInsider.comGet instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ ...

ASAP Rocky's Bodyguard Testifies on Day 3 of Sweden Trial (UPDATE)
ASAP Rocky's Bodyguard Testifies on Day 3 of Sweden Trial (UPDATE)  ComplexFriday is believed to be the final day of Rocky's controversial Sweden trial.

R. Kelly Ran Away From His Lawyer Before Court!
R. Kelly Ran Away From His Lawyer Before Court!  Hypefresh Magazine, Inc.R. Kelly's lawyer is having trouble locating the accused pedophile singer. He is currently in federal custody, so where could he exactly be?

How Twitter and Twitter Hashtags Can Promote a Law Firm
How Twitter and Twitter Hashtags Can Promote a Law Firm  Bigger Law Firm MagazineLike any other business, the law business is competitive. A law firm will gain some clients from client referrals. Advertising can be effective, but it is.

Thumbs up, down: Commissioner bested cat allergy for public good
Thumbs up, down: Commissioner bested cat allergy for public good  Houston Chronicle [Thumbs up] A landmark bail reform settlement required Harris County and plaintiffs to embrace compromise — and for County Commissioner Rodney Ellis to ...

The Top 25 Most Influential 2019
The Top 25 Most Influential 2019  Canadian Lawyer MagazineCanadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its 10th year.

On affordable housing: A conversation with lobbyist Gary Hunter
On affordable housing: A conversation with lobbyist Gary Hunter  Florida PoliticsA new law that does away with required county incentives to create affordable housing actually will benefit taxpayers, said the lobbyist who worked on the bill.

Shimkonicity (shim-ko-nis-a-tee) - Management - United States
Shimkonicity (shim-ko-nis-a-tee) - Management - United States  Mondaq News AlertsYou just can't bill your clients for time you spend drafting what amounts to your engagement letter. United States Management Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg ...

Chinese rights lawyer flees to US to escape ‘persecution’ in China
Chinese rights lawyer flees to US to escape ‘persecution’ in China  South China Morning PostChen says he was told he would 'disappear' if he continued to represent the daughter-in-law of a jail former Chinese leader.

Lawyer X royal commission releases audio revealing Nicola Gobbo's anger at Victoria Police
Lawyer X royal commission releases audio revealing Nicola Gobbo's anger at Victoria Police  ABC NewsSecret tapes reveal gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo was angry with police for compromising her safety early in her most productive period as an informer.

Story with racial justice theme wins ABA Journal's 2019 Ross essay contest for legal fiction
Story with racial justice theme wins ABA Journal's 2019 Ross essay contest for legal fiction  ABA JournalA lawyer who promotes economic security for survivors of domestic violence has won the ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. Yvette Butler ...

Judge questions Barr's handling of Mueller findings | TheHill
Judge questions Barr's handling of Mueller findings | TheHill  The HillA federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday pressed Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers on why the public shouldn't be allowed to see redacted portions ...

Yuma Lawyer, Citizenship Applicant Discuss Process at Immigration Legal Clinic
Yuma Lawyer, Citizenship Applicant Discuss Process at Immigration Legal Clinic  KAWCWhile undocumented youth and asylum seekers have been in the news recently, the half dozen members of the public who attended an immigration legal clinic.

Accused double-murderer's attorney looks for jurors who won't judge man based on face tattoos
Accused double-murderer's attorney looks for jurors who won't judge man based on face tattoos  The AdvocateThe defense lawyer for a man accused in a double-homicide spent Monday seeking jurors who wouldn't hold his client in a negative light just because the ...

Council piqued by city solicitor parking reply that didn't answer question, explore solutions
Council piqued by city solicitor parking reply that didn't answer question, explore solutions  Cambridge DayReturning a Law Department opinion about parking that was off-topic, unhelpful and a year late was not a good look for city staff on the same evening last week ...

Lawyer X helped hitman get money from crime boss, Inquiry told
Lawyer X helped hitman get money from crime boss, Inquiry told  The AustralianThe defence barrister known as Lawyer X, Nicola Gobbo, was accused by one of her own gangland clients of helping underworld bosses Tony Mokbel and Carl ...

COMPLIANCY GROUP hires experienced healthcare attorney and legal researcher to breakdown the complexities of HIPAA law for the public at large
COMPLIANCY GROUP hires experienced healthcare attorney and legal researcher to breakdown the complexities of HIPAA law for the public at large  Yahoo FinanceCOMPLIANCY GROUP adds experienced healthcare attorney to its' staff of *content* marketing team, simplifying the HIPAA regulation for readers. NEW YORK ...

3 Thoughts On The Future Of Litigation Finance (Part II)
3 Thoughts On The Future Of Litigation Finance (Part II)  Above the LawLast week, we discussed the continued development of the litigation finance market, as well as the likely impacts of increased discovery into funding ...

What A Week In Legal News
What A Week In Legal News  Legal Talk NetworkJoe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at... Kathryn Rubino. Kathryn Rubino is a member of the editorial staff at ...

Building better legal blockchains
Building better legal blockchains  Canadian Lawyer MagazineMore law firms are testing the use of blockchain technology in their legal business, as organizations grapple with standards.

Advisory Concepts Evolvers Reports: Why is SEO important for Law Firms?
Advisory Concepts Evolvers Reports: Why is SEO important for Law Firms?  MENAFN.COM(MENAFN - EIN) ACE Law Firm Marketing Graphic. Though you are an expert when it comes to law, your law school probably didn't prepare you for one of the ...

How much should schools pay for students' bigotry? Wilmington discrimination suit could define standard, set pattern
How much should schools pay for students' bigotry? Wilmington discrimination suit could define standard, set pattern  Cook County RecordSchool officials in Wilmington have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of ignoring a student's repeated pleas to stop racially-motivated bullying. The lawsuit ...

China strips rights lawyer of licence over social media comments
China strips rights lawyer of licence over social media comments  South China Morning PostLi Jinxing says he will appeal against the decision by authorities in eastern China.

Lawyer X in Mokbel sister act
Lawyer X in Mokbel sister act  The AustralianNicola Gobbo secretly helped Victoria Police bolster a fraud case against Mokbel crime family member Zaharoula Mokbel when briefed to defend her on the ...

2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco: What can you expect?
2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco: What can you expect?  ABA JournalPhotos from Shutterstock. There are nearly 650 events planned for the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco and some important resolutions being ...

Attorney of Double Murder Suspect Wants Jurors Who Won’t Judge His Face Tattoos
Attorney of Double Murder Suspect Wants Jurors Who Won’t Judge His Face Tattoos  Rare.usA defense attorney for a Louisiana man who is suspected of a 2018 double murder is hoping that jurors disregard the highly detailed, demonic tattoos that cover ...

Prosecutor seeks gag order in case of Fotis Dulos, charged in connection with disappearance of estranged wife
Prosecutor seeks gag order in case of Fotis Dulos, charged in connection with disappearance of estranged wife  Hartford CourantA prosecutor is seeking a gag order in the case of Fotis Dulos, the Farmington man charged in connection with the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer ...

Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor seeks gag order
Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor seeks gag order  Westport NewsSTAMFORD — A prosecutor has asked a judge for a gag order in the case of Fotis Dulos to prevent lawyers involved from making “prejudicial” statements to the ...

Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis calls for investigation of police leaks as prosecutor seeks gag order
Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis calls for investigation of police leaks as prosecutor seeks gag order  The AdvocateSTAMFORD — A prosecutor has asked a judge for a gag order in the case of Fotis Dulos to prevent lawyers involved from making “prejudicial” statements to the ...

North Carolina US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst and A Navy Veteran with
North Carolina US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst and A Navy Veteran with  EIN NewsThe North Carolina US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste for a Navy Veteran who has been ...

Teaching Covert Action to Law Students
Teaching Covert Action to Law Students  LawfareA former operational lawyer for the CIA's Office of General Counsel provides his instructional approach to teaching covert action legal analysis to law students.

How Charles Manson almost won a mistrial, courtesy of Richard Nixon
How Charles Manson almost won a mistrial, courtesy of Richard Nixon  Alton TelegraphThe 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles killing spree by Charles Manson's followers has inspired a deluge of Manson movies and books. There's Quentin ...

Lawyer Ethics Panel Defines Search Engine Marketing Practices 08/09/2019
Lawyer Ethics Panel Defines Search Engine Marketing Practices 08/09/2019  MediaPost CommunicationsLawyers are now confronting the topic of ethics when they use search engines — in advertising and marketing — to attract new clients. A New Jersey ethics ...

Website Accessibility and the ADA
Website Accessibility and the ADA  Legal Talk NetworkAttorneys Eve Hill and Minh Vu discuss website accessibility litigation and how the ADA impacts such cases.

My Time as a legal intern in the Massachusetts State House
My Time as a legal intern in the Massachusetts State House  National JuristBy Eva de Charleroy, New England Law | Boston Class of 2021. It's a Monday in July, and Boston Immigration Court is gearing up for another week of ...

Lawyers' Recent Stagnant Wages Highlighted in ABA Profile
Lawyers' Recent Stagnant Wages Highlighted in ABA Profile  Bloomberg LawLawyers' wages grew slower than inflation from 2017 to 2018, according to data in the American Bar Association's first annual profile of the legal profession.

Mueller fallout continues as Greg Craig trial opens
Mueller fallout continues as Greg Craig trial opens  POLITICOThe trial's focus on the art of spinning journalists may fuel existing suspicion in some quarters that the Washington press corps, policymakers and advocates are ...

Court examines validity of lawyer's sworn affidavit provided on behalf of clients as part of interim application
Court examines validity of lawyer's sworn affidavit provided on behalf of clients as part of interim application  International Law OfficeThe Larnaca District Court recently issued a decision on the validity of a sworn affidavit provided by a lawyer on behalf of his clients in the context of an interim ...

Here Are 4 Dubious Claims In Bruce Ohr’s FBI Notes
Here Are 4 Dubious Claims In Bruce Ohr’s FBI Notes  The Daily CallerJustice Department official Bruce Ohr relayed at least 4 dubious claims to the FBI that he received from Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson.

A Lawyer's Toy Story | Severna Park
A Lawyer's Toy Story | Severna Park  Severna Park VoiceChallenges like frequent travel, working nights and being self-critical toward her TV image are minimal compared to Elizabeth Werner's love for the career she's ...