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Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans [Video]

Co-sponsored by Fenwick & West and Microsoft, Equal Justice Works Fellow Leo Flor is building enduring capacity in Washington State for complementary civil representation of criminal justice-involved veterans through client...more

Stop the Presses!

A recent client alert warned of impending changes in the California non-profit hospital world because of a new bill giving the Attorney General’s office greater powers than ever before to approve, deny, or modify mergers...more

Avoid the Pitfalls of Charity Fundraising

Raffles, bingo, and other games of chance can be great fundraising opportunities for charitable organizations, but they can also land you or your organization in hot water. You may be surprised to learn that there are...more

Charities and nonprofits: Don't roll the dice with gambling laws

Are you involved with a charity or nonprofit that raises money by selling raffle tickets or holds poker tournaments or casino nights to fund operations? Although your charity or nonprofit may be using the proceeds to fund...more

How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy  [Video]

Mar. 13, 2014 -- Lenni Benson, professor at New York Law School and Director of the Safe Passage Project, talks about the general reluctance within the American immigration system to deport sports and entertainment...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - January 2014, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix' ..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014 ..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more

Red Notices and Russia - Why the raid on Amnesty International's offices matters

The offices of Amnesty International in Russia were recently raided as part of an "audit," as reported in the New York Times by David Herszenhorn and Andrew Roth, here. Amnesty International is a leading non-governmental...more

Prison Re-Entry Panel at PBI Conference - Great Learning Experience

One of the great things about being invited to be on a panel at the Pro Bono Institute's wonderful annual conference is that, even though I was presumable asked because I know something about the topic, I always learn much...more

SEC Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Investment Fund

This week the Securities and Exchange Commission entered into Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Amish Helping Fund (the Fund), an Ohio non-profit corporation. This is only the second DPA that the SEC has reached...more

New law to help low-income defendants make bail: charities may now post misdemeanor bonds

Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State enacted legislation today (July 18, 2012) that allows the creation of charitable organizations which could post up to $2,000 in bail for low-income defendants charged with...more

Legally Operating a Medical Marijuana Business in California

Pursuant to California law, medical marijuana businesses legally are allowed to operate in the state. However, there are conflicts in the laws and confusion about what is and is not permitted. This article provides some...more

Lacey Act Compliance: Recent Developments

The recently released reports of two non-profit groups serve as reminders of how companies that trade in goods derived from certain plants, fish, and wildlife must ensure compliance with the Lacey Act. The Lacey Act...more

Bribery Risks and Charitable Giving

The FCPA paparazzi has a standard list of anti-corruption risks: government interactions, third-party due diligence, gifts and entertainment, and mergers and acquisitions/joint ventures. Notice that charitable giving is not...more

Mediating Animal-Law Issues

Published on the National Business Institute (CLE) website on April 4, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/04/mediating-animal-law-issues/#more-8...more

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus v. University of Colorado

Opinion

The Students for Concealed Carry on Campus filed a complaint against the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents and others alleging that the Board’s Weapons Control Policy violated the Colorado Concealed Carry...more

RED CROSS EMBLEM MISUSE IS A CRIME UNDER PHILIPPINE LAW

In many parts of the Philippines, use of the Red Cross sign is widespread even to the point that it is displayed in many labels of commercial products. Unknown to many, the use of Red Cross emblem as labels in commercial...more

Mofo New York Tax Insights - March 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 3

In this issue: Taxpayer’s Testimony Fails to Establish Non-Residency; New Unit in A.G.’s Office to Pursue Tax Claims Under False Claims Act; ALJ Vacates Demand for Bill of Particulars; Non-Profit’s 99-Year Lease Insufficient...more

CJP vs Salcido

Press Release

I was THE first sitting judge to become a whistleblower judge in America. I was sick and tired of watching my fellow judges blatantly ignore the Domestic Violence laws that were designed to protect a highly vulnerable...more

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