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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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New judge appointed to Supreme Court of India

Mar 26, 2013 The Supreme Court of India has appointed a new judge, elevating the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Arjan Kumar Sikri. The Supreme Court collegium approved his nomination the appointment is set to be made…

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Singapore considers international commercial court

Jan 9, 2013 Singapore is considering the launch of an international commercial court, and has formed a committee to study the viability of such an institution in the country. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon pointed to the vitues…

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Zhou Qiang tipped to lead top Chinese court

Nov 25, 2012 Zhou Qiang, the Communist Party chief of Hunan province, is widely tipped to become the chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court in China. The appointment that would make him the first lawyer to hold the position in…

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Dewey partners agree to $60 million clawback deal

Aug 21, 2012 Former partners at failed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf have agreed to pay more than $60 million back to the firm. The settlement is an attempt to account for client fees that were partially earned at Dewey but were paid to…

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US Judge criticises 'staggering' cost of law school

Aug 14, 2012 Ann L Aiken, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has gone on the record to voice her criticism of the US legal education system in general and law schools in particular for the burden of…

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US court approves bonuses for Dewey administrators

Jul 31, 2012 A US federal bankruptcy judge has approved a plan to award $700,000 in bonuses to the administrators working to wind down business at bankrupt firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. The court overruled the objections of the US Trustee,…

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Appointment of Indian HC Judges

Nov 29, 2010 According to a PIB release, Justice Arun Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. He previously was a judge at the Rajasthan High Court. Justices Bejjaram Chandra Kumar, Nalla…

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Justice Soumitra Sen: Guilty

Nov 10, 2010 Justice Soumitra Sen has been found guilty by the Parliament Committee, which now will initiate the process of impeachment. The three member panel set up in 2009 was formed specifically to address the issue of…

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US Judge pursues diversity agenda via court orders

Sep 24, 2010 A New York federal judge has ordered two plaintiff firms serving as co-lead counsel in a securities class action to "make every effort" to assign at least one minority and one woman to the case. Manhattan US District…

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