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Law firms raise $3.6m for D.C. legal services

May 2, 2013 Law firms in Washington DC contributed $3.6 million to the costs of local civil legal services providers last year, as part of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission's second annual Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign.…

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UK firm NewLaw partners with insurance giant

Apr 5, 2013 Cardiff-based personal injury law firm NewLaw Solicitors is joining with insurance giant Ageas to launch Ageas Law. The firm will advise clients making non-fault personal injury claims sustained after a motor…

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ABA promotes access to civil justice with grants

Mar 23, 2013 The American Bar Association has announced grants to courts and legal groups in five states with the goal of promoting Access to Justice Commissions in states where they do not already exist. Access to Justice…

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Law Schools offer jobs to graduates

Mar 7, 2013 The New York Times has reported on an initiative by the law school at Arizona State University to offer graduates clinical legal experience. Law dean Douglas J. Sylvester led the effort to found a non-profit law firm…

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Arizona State to launch new training law firm

Jun 7, 2012 Douglas Sylvester, Dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State, is working on the first large-scale, nonprofit training law firm affiliated with a law school. The concept was inspired by the medical…

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Nigerian Senate increases the size of the judiciary

May 25, 2012 To many lawyers, the Nigerian Senate’s decision to raise the number of judges of the Federal High Court from 70 to 100 is a relief, in the sense that it will facilitate the administration of justice. This is the…

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US Legal Aid to take another funding cut

Jan 27, 2012 Legal Aid in the US is set to take yet another hit, as a bill passed last November to slash federal funding for civil legal assistance to the poor by about 14% — from $404.2 million to $348 million – comes into…

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