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Tips for Law Students Job Hunting During Winter Break

One of the biggest hurdles to landing a good job for law students is taking the time to prepare a thoughtful application. That's why over winter break, law students might want to actually consider spending some time on their resumes and cover letters, and maybe even start sending some out.While it's important to get some rest and relaxation over winter...

New Guidelines on When Judges Should Use Internet Research

Sometime after Al Gore invented the internet, judges started including internet sources in their decisions.That was then. Now the American Bar Association has invented guidelines for how judges should use the internet for legal research.And if you believe that Gore invented the internet or that the ABA can tell judges how to do their jobs, you may...

How Facial Recognition is Used by Law Enforcement

If someone updates George Orwell's 1984, they should explain how Big Brother grew up.Yesterday, it happened through DNA evidence. Today, it's happening with facial recognition software.In the latest chapter on the technology's application, police used the software to catch suspects who stole circuit breakers from businesses in Southern California. As...

'Booster Bag' Not a Burglary Tool, Court Rules

When a shoplifter stoops to stealing clothes, you gotta feel a little sorry for him or her.And when he falls to the ground convulsing, it's almost a tragedy. But when it turns out he used a special bag to get the merchandise through electronic sensors, that's a different story.And so a jury convicted the California man of burglary, grand theft, and...

Crowdfund for a Worthy Legal Cause?

Lisa Walinske, an attorney, is not homeless. It just looks that way.She's on a type of strike, living in a shack to raise money for a non-profit law firm to help homeless, poor and underprivileged people. But her 12-year-old son said she looks homeless."He's homeless," Walinske told a reporter while pointing to a bearded man in his 50s. "I'm trying...

Asia Pacific

China updates New Industry Catalogue

PRC reduces regulatory procedures for foreign investments following its 2016 reforms. China creates a nationally applicable “negative list” for foreign investment, which opens up more industries for multi-national companies.Foreign Investments Filing Administrative Rules will be updated and published soon by the Ministry of Commerce to clarify...

Proposals to make free movement of data a principle of EU law expected this autumn

Ansip said proposed new EU legislation to tackle unnecessary restrictions on where data can be stored are likely to be published this autumn.The proposals will also look to make it easier for businesses to move their data between rival cloud providers and ensure that public sector bodies can access data held by authorities in another EU country to help...

New advertising standards in the UK to take tougher stance on gender stereotypes

The new standards will be drawn up by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), according to a new report on gender stereotypes in advertising (64-page / 5.4MB PDF) published by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the watchdog that oversees compliance with UK advertising rules.The CAP will also look to "clarify standards that reflect the ASA‘s...

BREXIT: Scottish government calls for protection of devolved powers

Minister for negotiations on Scotland’s place in Europe Michael Russell wrote to all MSPs asking them for full backing of the Scottish government's position. The move comes after the UK government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday last week.Russell said the Scottish government had “serious concerns about the bill in a number...

UK government urged to avoid data transfers 'cliff edge' at point of Brexit

In a new report, a House of Lords committee warned that trade and security could be impacted if the flow of data is disrupted at the point of Brexit.To enable data to flow between the UK and EU post-Brexit, the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee urged the UK government to seek a so-called 'adequacy' decision from the European Commission, which would recognise...

Europe

Seedrs launches programme for financial intermediaries following record breaking Q3

The programme introduces wealthy individuals to early stage equity deals on Seedrs via their accountants, brokers and financial consultantsOver £3.6bn was invested into equity deals in the UK last year showing an increased appetite for startup investing45% of angels interviewed by the UKBAA about their early stage equity investments reported...

​Lamont Pridmore warn high earners about HMRC raids

Higher rate taxpayers have been warned by leading Cumbrian accountants Lamont Pridmore to be vigilant over their tax affairs.The warning comes after new data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) shows that its Affluent Unit took an additional £438 million pounds of high earners.Off the back of this success the Unit, which investigates the tax affairs of...

A Legal Perspective on the Government’s Brexit White Paper

Following pressure from sections of Parliament and the public, Theresa May’s government has published a 77-page white paper document to set out a strategy for leaving the EU. But what does it add to what we already know? Stephen Chater, a solicitor at Postlethwate Solicitors, member firm of the UK200Group, explains.The UK200Group is the UK’s leading...

​32% law firms see private equity as a principal source of external funding

With growing competition from niche firms, law practices are actively seeking targeted acquisitions to scale-up in chosen disciplines.  32% see private equity as a principal source of external funding. Niche law firms seen as greatest source of competition. 59% of firms report a rise in competitive pressure. There is a sharp increase...

​Shoosmiths continues South East expansion with partner hires

National law firm Shoosmiths has further strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of two new partners into the South East offices.Amit Nayyar joins Shoosmiths from Hogan Lovells where he was a leading corporate partner. Previous to this, Amit has held positions at White & Case and Pinsent Masons. Based out of Shoosmiths’ Milton Keynes...

Mena

The parallel market listing rules

"...The formation of an advanced financial and capital market open to the world, allowing greater funding. To this end, we will continue facilitating access to investing and trading in the stock markets. We will smooth the process of listing private Saudi companies and state-owned enterprises, including Aramco. This will require deepening liquidity...

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitorhttp://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home</link> The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national...

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Brazil: End of Age Limit for Assisted Fertilization

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404623_text (Sep 24, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM), issued Resolution No. 2,121/2015 on, inter alia, eliminating the need by women over 50 years of age to obtain the consent...

European Union: Adoption of Decision to Relocate Asylum Seekers

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404624_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted a proposal, introduced by the European Commission on September 9, 2015, in response to the unprecedented influx of migrants who have sought refuge in...

International

The Lithium Market: Industry Perspectives On a New Mineral and Its Regulation in Argentina

The Lithium Market: Industry Perspectives On a New Mineral and Its Regulation in ArgentinaFlorencia Heredia,Allende & BreaIn this article, Florencia Heredia at Allende & Brea explores recent developments in the Argentinian lithium market and the significant issues that must be considered for future regulation of the sector. The lithium...

Mining 2018: Roundtable

Mining 2018: RoundtableWho’s Who Legal brings together Oscar Benavides at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados, Darrell Podowski at Cassels Brock & Blackwell and Casper Herler at Borenius Attorneys to discuss recent developments in the international mining space including the recovery of commodity prices, key client issues and the relationship...

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José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill, Brigard & Urrutia AbogadosIn this article, José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados explore the development of trade throughout Latin America, and its effect on and importance for the region’s economic growth. ]]>Let's block ads! (Why?)Read More

Corporate “C” Plea Not Good Enough

A recent decision discusses a corporate “C” plea not being good enough for a federal judge. The case involves a pharmaceutical company trying to negotiate a specific sentence with prosecutors. The judge’s analysis follows below after a short background about a C plea. Types of Guilty Pleas Federal Criminal Rule 11(c)(1) governs...

The SEC Changes Course on its Defense of ALJs

For the past few years, the SEC has been battling challenges to the constitutionality of its administrative proceedings. Today, in a drastic shift in position, the SEC issued an order ratifying its prior appointment of its five sitting Administrative Law Judges (“ALJs”) to remedy what the SEC now seemingly concedes was an unconstitutional hiring...