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Alabama bar reports improved employment stats

Dec 27, 2012 The Alabama State Bar has conducted a survey of 111 lawyers admitted to the bar in October 2011, reporting a better employment picture for 2011 grads than those graduating the prior year. Nearly 32 per cent of…

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New law school rankings weights for employment stats

Aug 28, 2012 The National Jurist has published its annual ranking of the Best Value Law Schools. The ranking takes into account the following criteria: tuition (25% of study), cost of living expenses (10%), average indebtedness upon…

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ABA refuses to accredit law schools outside US

Aug 13, 2012 The American Bar Association’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has voted against accrediting law schools outside the United States. The vote, which came in at 15-0 with two abstentions, comes…

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Malaysia Bar Council blocks foreign law firms

Jan 19, 2010 In 2009 the Malaysian Government announced that foreign law firms would be allowed to set up offices in the country, provided they only advise on Islamic finance transactions. However, the Malaysian Bar Council is…

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New group: Foreign law firms in India

Jul 18, 2009 After a Bombay High Court ruling in 1995, foreign law firms were barred from practicing in India. Under the newly enacted Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008, foreign firms are now permitted to register and offer…

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Indian Bar Council lifts web ad restrictions

Aug 1, 2008 The Bar Council of India has lifted restrictions on law firm websites, allowing Indian lawyers to launch their own websites giving basic information about themselves to prospective clients. The decision comes after…

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Law firms continue to cluster near Silicon Valley

May 16, 2008 During the dot-com boom, large national law firms started setting up shop in Palo Alto. But even after the boom went bust, the firms continued to flock there, solidifying the northern part of Santa Clara County's place…

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China's Merger Proposal Draws Fire

Apr 21, 2008 On Sunday, the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law fired off a litany of complaints to China's State Council Legislative Affairs Office, which is drafting the country's anti-monopoly law. The statute is…

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Denmark ushers in radical Bar reforms

Feb 26, 2008 The Danish Bar and Law Society has changed a swathe of regulations, including making it easier and clearer for individuals to lodge a complaint about a lawyer, as part of a wider overhaul of the local profession. The…

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Lawyers rally against Benazir Bhutto murder

Jan 2, 2008 About 1,200 lawyers offered funeral prayer in absentia of PPP's deceased chairperson Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at PMG's Chowk here on Wednesday. Lahore Bar Association (LBA) vice president, Mian Asmat Ullah led the prayer.…

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