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Ghosn's lawyer says Tokyo prosecutors lack impartiality
Ghosn's lawyer says Tokyo prosecutors lack impartiality  Japan TodayThe French lawyer of former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, has attacked Japanese prosecutors for an alleged lack of impartiality ...

Overstock's CEO made big claims about his role in the 'Deep State' Russia investigation. Here's what we know and don't know.
Overstock's CEO made big claims about his role in the 'Deep State' Russia investigation. Here's what we know and don't know.  Salt Lake TribuneEven for a known bomb-thrower like Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Utah-based Overstock.com, the allegations are explosive. The 56-year-old founder of the ...

Representing a trustee who is also a beneficiary, but not the only beneficiary
Representing a trustee who is also a beneficiary, but not the only beneficiary  JD SupraIn Janus as a Client: Ethical Obligations When Your Client Plays Two Roles in One Fiduciary Estate, 44 ACTEC L. J. 223 (Summer 2019), it is suggested that ...

Valley With a Heart rallies riders for good causes
Valley With a Heart rallies riders for good causes  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderNEWPORT TWP. — For three years Angela Evans has volunteered her time each Labor Day weekend to help Valley With A Heart. This year, the organization is ...

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Video | news.com.au — Australia's #1 news site  NEWS.com.auWatch the Latest News.com.au Videos including Featured News Videos and Sports Videos and News Highlights. View more News.com.au Videos and Breaking ...

Nuts and Bolts of the IG Report on Comey: Correcting Misconceptions
Nuts and Bolts of the IG Report on Comey: Correcting Misconceptions  Just SecurityIf Comey violated his NDA, and if one of the memos he gave his attorneys contained classified information, why did DOJ decline to prosecute?

Immigration an explosive issue in coming election
Immigration an explosive issue in coming election  The Lawyer's DailyThe 2019 federal election is expected to take place on or before Oct. 21, 2019. Over the next three months, as the parties prepare their platforms and promises, ...

Successful IP Associate Checklist: Breadth (Part I)
Successful IP Associate Checklist: Breadth (Part I)  Above the LawAcquiring breadth of experience as an IP associate bears important fruit later in a lawyer's career.

4 Critical Questions to Ask a Criminal Lawyer Before Hiring Them
4 Critical Questions to Ask a Criminal Lawyer Before Hiring Them  Baltimore Post-ExaminerLooking to hire a criminal lawyer for you or a loved one's case? Make sure to check this list out so you would know what to ask them during the interview.

A guide to LawInSport's 5th Annual Conference Understand The Rules Of The Game 2019
A guide to LawInSport's 5th Annual Conference Understand The Rules Of The Game 2019  LawInSportOn the 12th &13th September LawInSport will host our 5th Annual Conference - Understand The Rules Of The Game 2019TM. Whether you are attending or ...

Advice Columnist Counsels Law Students As Only Someone With No Law School Experience Can
Advice Columnist Counsels Law Students As Only Someone With No Law School Experience Can  Above the LawGenerally speaking, newspaper advice columns do a good job of providing some solace to people facing difficult situations and looking for some genuine ...

Not News? New Video Shows Why Blasey Ford Spoke Out and Accused Kavanaugh
Not News? New Video Shows Why Blasey Ford Spoke Out and Accused Kavanaugh  NewsBustersThe Daily Caller posted new video today of the lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford saying that putting “an asterisk next to” Justice Brett Kavanaugh's name before ...

Greg Craig found not guilty in Mueller spinoff case
Greg Craig found not guilty in Mueller spinoff case  Vox.comThe case was about whether he made false statements to investigators about years-old work for Ukraine's government.

Should Lawyers Have Their Own Version Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' For Law School 'Pedigree'?
Should Lawyers Have Their Own Version Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' For Law School 'Pedigree'?  Above the Law'Pedigree' shouldn't and doesn't matter. What matters is the kind of lawyer you become.

Concord lawyer Jay Surdukowski floats run for Executive Council seat
Concord lawyer Jay Surdukowski floats run for Executive Council seat  Concord MonitorConcord lawyer Jay Surdukowski is exploring a potential run for Executive Council in District 2, the first to put his name in as Councilor Andru Volinski mulls a ...

ICAC: Phone log reveals truth behind Kaila Murnain's meeting
ICAC: Phone log reveals truth behind Kaila Murnain's meeting  The AustralianWelcome to our coverage of the ICAC hearings investigating allegations concerning political donations, NSW Labor, members of Chinese Friends of Labor and ...

An Iowa mom, wife, defense attorney, prostitute explains her lifestyle
An Iowa mom, wife, defense attorney, prostitute explains her lifestyle  KCCI Des MoinesIn an exclusive interview with KCCI, Katherine Sears wants to lift the veil on a topic most shy away from.

Better Business Relationships Start with Better Content Marketing | International Lawyers Network
Better Business Relationships Start with Better Content Marketing | International Lawyers Network  JD Supra

Barbs exchanged as public defenders, prosecutors argue cash bail case before Nevada Supreme Court
Barbs exchanged as public defenders, prosecutors argue cash bail case before Nevada Supreme Court  The Nevada IndependentAttorneys for the Clark County public defender's office faced off with their counterparts in the Clark County district attorney's office in Carson City over a pair of ...

Des Moines attorney unveils her life as a prostitute
Des Moines attorney unveils her life as a prostitute  KCCI Des MoinesA Des Moines attorney is unveiling her life as a part-time prostitute. The mom, wife, attorney and prostitute, Katherine Sears, hopes that by shining a light on her ...

A Lawyer's Toy Story
A Lawyer's Toy Story  Severna Park VoiceThere was no training, no makeup, hair salon or cue cards,” Werner recalled. “They just shove you in front of a camera!”

Trying to change the view of prostitution
Trying to change the view of prostitution  KCRG

'Why would I not do this?' Attorney opens up about her life as a prostitute
'Why would I not do this?' Attorney opens up about her life as a prostitute  Greenwich TimeAn Iowa attorney is unveiling her life as a part-time prostitute. The mom, wife, attorney and prostitute, Katherine Sears, hopes that by shining a light on her ...

Space Law
Space Law  Legal Talk NetworkAttorneys Michelle Hanlon and Mark Sundahl discuss pertinent space case law, and other related legal issues we are currently seeing in the space law arena.

Out of Luck: Need a Rural Family Law Attorney?
Out of Luck: Need a Rural Family Law Attorney?  WisBar

NSW Labor Party lawyer Ian Robertson contradicts Kaila Murnain over $100k donation
NSW Labor Party lawyer Ian Robertson contradicts Kaila Murnain over $100k donation  The AustralianThe former NSW Labor Partys lawyer has contradicted suspended party boss Kaila Murnain, saying he categorically denies ever telling her to forget she knew ...

Microsoft's top lawyer: Trump's Huawei ban makes no sense
Microsoft's top lawyer: Trump's Huawei ban makes no sense  ZDNetHuawei ban is like preventing a hotel chain from buying beds, says Microsoft president Brad Smith.

Lawyer accused of hitting wife, resisting officer
Lawyer accused of hitting wife, resisting officer  Lenoir News-TopicA longtime local criminal defense attorney is accused of punching his wife in the face and then refusing to cooperate when police arrived, the Blowing Rock ...

Q&A Topic: Trial & Litigation
Q&A Topic: Trial & Litigation  Westchester MagazineWhy is it essential to hire a law firm with broad and sophisticated litigation experience and a willingness to take my case to trial, if almost all cases end up settling ...

Successful IP Associate Checklist: Depth (Part II)
Successful IP Associate Checklist: Depth (Part II)  Above the LawLast week's column focused on the importance of acquiring broad experience as an IP associate. This week, it is important that we consider the value of also ...

Convicted killer sues his lawyer
Convicted killer sues his lawyer  Lenoir News-TopicA man convicted in a 1999 killing is suing the lawyer who represented him in a court hearing last year and the judge who presided at the hearing, saying that his ...

Attorney: Ocean Gate Sex Assault Lawsuit Just For Money
Attorney: Ocean Gate Sex Assault Lawsuit Just For Money  Jersey Shore OnlineOCEAN GATE – A lawsuit alleging that the superintendent sexually abused a minor was the topic of heated discussion at a recent Board of Education meeting.

Kathleen Zellner: Killers Always Talk To Someone
Kathleen Zellner: Killers Always Talk To Someone  Patch.comKathleen Zellner: 'Killers Always Talk To Someone' - Milwaukee, WI - Attorney Kathleen Zellner participated in a question and answer interview with Patch Editor ...

MCBA President's Message: The collaboration between bench and bar, for the benefit of all - The Daily Record (Rochester, N.Y.)
MCBA President's Message: The collaboration between bench and bar, for the benefit of all  The Daily Record (Rochester, N.Y.)The calendar may say the year starts in January, but we all know that the circle of professional and personal lives “starts” in September. A new school year, ...

Brexit: Boris Johnson's government says parliament to remain suspended — as it happened
Brexit: Boris Johnson's government says parliament to remain suspended — as it happened  Financial TimesWelcome back. The latest twist in the Brexit saga has seen Scotland's highest court rule that Boris Johnson's move to prorogue parliament was unlawful.

He Used to Work at the NRA. Now He’s Shaping Gun Policy at the White House.
He Used to Work at the NRA. Now He’s Shaping Gun Policy at the White House.  VICEMichael Williams also worked for the American Suppressor Association, which represents silencer manufacturers and dealers.

Supreme Court Takes Note Of Lawyer Receiving Threats In Ayodhya Case
Supreme Court Takes Note Of Lawyer Receiving Threats In Ayodhya Case  Headlinez ProAyodhya Case: Advocate Rajeev Dhavan for taking on the case on behalf of Sunni Waqf BoardRecent Delhi: The Supreme Courtroom this day took expose of ...

You donated to kids with cancer. This Vegas telemarketer cashed in.
You donated to kids with cancer. This Vegas telemarketer cashed in.  Center for Public IntegrityThis story was published in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times. Introduction. TAMPA, Fla. — The telemarketer asked Eric Thomas a question: Would he ...

Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison
Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison  Yahoo News AustraliaVictorian police didn't encourage Lawyer X Nicola Gobbo to have sex with a drug cook client but it wasn't discouraged either, an inquiry has been told.

Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison
Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison  Nambucca Guardian NewsMelbourne lawyer Nicola Gobbo deployed all sorts of tactics to hide her betrayal from her clients, but police have denied they encouraged her to have a sexual...

Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison
Cops deny pushing Lawyer X-client liaison  7NEWSVictorian police didn't encourage Lawyer X Nicola Gobbo to have sex with a drug cook client but it wasn't discouraged either, an inquiry has been told.

France: Privilege that must not be denied | Ben Rigby | CDR Article
France: Privilege that must not be denied | Ben Rigby | CDR Article  CDR News MagazineA recent report on the potential reform of in-house professional privilege in France received broad support from in-house lawyers and private practitioners alike.

Trump administration hopes to catch media flat-footed in pushing far-right lawyer toward lifetime judgeship
Trump administration hopes to catch media flat-footed in pushing far-right lawyer toward lifetime judgeship  Media Matters for AmericaThe record speed at which President Donald Trump's administration is reshaping the federal judiciary by pushing a cavalcade of far-right nominees is creating a ...

Ranking: Strategy and changing behaviours
Ranking: Strategy and changing behaviours  Financial TimesTop firms and companies for strategy and changing behaviours.

`If we had defaulted how strong would EU solidarity be now?'
`If we had defaulted how strong would EU solidarity be now?'  The Irish TimesFriday interview: John Moran, former Department of Finance mandarin.

Gorsuch Sides with Access to Justice Reformers in New Book
Gorsuch Sides with Access to Justice Reformers in New Book  Bloomberg LawA growing movement to loosen state bar rule restrictions preventing nonlawyers from owning law firms has found a potential ally in U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...

Alabama US Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Advocate Now Urges A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Alabama To Call
Alabama US Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Advocate Now Urges A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Alabama To Call  EIN NewsThe Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "As far as we are concerned a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma anywhere in Alabama deserves ...

College 'hate speech' policies 'parallel' blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Muslim lawyer says
College 'hate speech' policies 'parallel' blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Muslim lawyer says  Christian PostMuslim lawyer and author Asma Uddin speaks during a panel discussion hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters at the National Press Club in ...

Health Canada in Gadolinium Denial
Health Canada in Gadolinium Denial  LawyersandSettlements.comFort Saskatchewan, AB How can a heavy metal accumulate in the brain but not be considered harmful? After undergoing seven MRI scans, all with injections of ...

New Super PAC Pouring Millions Into Establishment Democrats - The Ring of Fire Network
New Super PAC Pouring Millions Into Establishment Democrats - The Ring of Fire Network  The Ring of Fire NetworkVia America's Lawyer: Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer Magazine editor Farron Cousins talk about the House Majority Forward PAC that is funneling tens of ...