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A advocacia e a luta por liberdade e por amor

Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more

Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?  [Video]

Mar. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new study shows an average of 69% of law students retain their scholarships after their first year. Also, we have a look at...more

Attorneys and Working with Disabled Clients

Attorneys and Disabled Clients - What Attorneys Need to Know When Setting Up The Initial Appointment - What attorneys need to know when working with disabled clients in Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the United States:...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more

DHS Announces Expansive Deportation Immunity Plan: Hundreds of Thousands of Young Immigrants Can Expect Relief

The Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to permit hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are now in the United States illegally to stay in the United States and allows them the ability to receive employment...more

How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation: A gender discrimination case demonstrates the need for constant...

Originally published on i-Sight.com's blog: “How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation.” There’s no such thing as passing the buck when it comes to e-discovery. Although attorneys may assume that they can...more

Criminal Court System

The following contains some pertinent information that might be of help to you as you become involved in the criminal justice system as a victim or witness. Apprehension and Arrest of the Accused There are three basic...more

Remarks delivered to The International Human Rights Framework Opportunities for Attorneys and Advocates, "The Role of Lawyers in...

Good morning. I am very pleased to be here with you, and I thank the International Justice Resource Center for inviting me to share some thoughts on a subject that is close to my heart. My thanks go also to the co-organizers...more

The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients in this way?

It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has changed. Why? Charles E....more

5 Things to Consider When You Are Served with a Lawsuit [Video]

Scott Leipzig, a Los Angeles-based litigator, describes five things to consider when you are served with a lawsuit. 1. Protect Privilege: Internal communications often become the smoking gun in a Plaintiff’s case. All too...more

Congress Goes After Infamous Foreclosure Mill Fraud Firm Steven Baum

On November 4, 2011, Congress' Committee on Oversight and Reform's Ranking Member Elijah Cummings demands infamous foreclosure Mill Steven Baum to produce documents because Congress is investigating his alleged "improper or...more

Battered Spouses

Are you a foreign citizen being abused by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident while living in the U.S.? Do you need to get away from this abuser without their knowledge? If you answered “Yes” to the above...more

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law With an ever-increasingly complex democracy which not only delivers more and more “layers” of representation to consumers already bombarded...more

“Squatters Rights” to be axed in the UK and new Government Guidance

Many of my followers outside the UK ask me about the rather bizarre nature of “squatter’s rights” in the UK. How can members of the public take over vacant properties (such as Saif Gaddafi’s Hampstead home, or Guy Ritchie’s...more

Irizarry v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

Class Action Complaint Filed Against Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

A former Everest University student is suing Corinthian Colleges Inc., parent of the career college, after accumulating tuition and fees of nearly $60,000 for courses the state does not accept. Irene Irizarry, who attended...more

RED ALERT: The ABA Wants to Regulate Online Lawyer Marketing

The ABA is quietly gathering support to choke off lawyer marketing on the Internet. Lawyer Larry Bodine asks you and your colleagues to join him in stopping this effort to burden lawyer marketing on the internet with unneeded...more

Online Privacy Considerations (And Outrages) for Lawyers to Ponder

When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?" I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more

Jessica Pownall vs. PNC Bank

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant, PNC Bank's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff, Jessica Pownall, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated (“Pownall”)filed a class action against Defendant, PNC Bank, a National Association, as successor in interest to National City Bank (“PNC”), based...more

From Chattel to Justice

Tampa shareholder Sylvia H. Walbolt (Appellate Practice and Trial Support) and Tallahassee associate Andrew D. Manko (Appellate Practice and Trial Support) published an article, "From Chattel To Justice," as part of the...more

The Financial and Legal Consequences of a Law Firm Dissolution on the Partners of the Defunct Firm

As Howrey slips beneath the waves and the likelihood that some other law firms may similarly dissolve, it is critical for every partner in a law firm in dissolution or on the brink of dissolution have a complete understanding...more

Diversity Management Matters: A 2010 Forecast

As the new year begins, those who follow diversity management in the legal profession cannot help but be concerned about whether the percentage of lawyers of color working in the region's large law firms will grow in 2010....more

Pro Bono Net Fall Newsletter

Pro Bono Net's fall newsletter includes articles about the organization's 10th anniversary, a profile of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition and a new site for deferred associates working in public interest legal jobs....more

Of Layoffs and Lawsuits

In a previous Tips column we wrote about how difficult it is for an older lawyer who has been terminated by a law firm to prove that age discrimination was the reason. The Supreme Court's decision in Gross v. FBL Financial...more

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