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Gender Equality Advocate Named First Female President of International Bar Association in Two Decades

Gender Equality Advocate Named First Female President of International Bar Association in Two Decades 2

After a 20 year gap, the International Bar Association has elected its first woman president, appropriately reflecting the IBA’s own research on the need for greater gender equality in the legal profession. The new IBA president is Spanish lawyer Almudena Arpón de Mendívil y Aldama who is only the second woman in the Association’s 76 …

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Is Parental Leave ‘Sitting on Your Ass’, As One Lawyer Suggested?

Is Parental Leave 'Sitting on Your Ass', As One Lawyer Suggested? 3

The understandable results of the comment have left the law firm embarrassed and the texting lawyer without a job of his own – presumably sitting on his own ass. A Cleveland lawyer lost his job following an insulting text message he sent to a colleague who had returned from parental leave and resigned for another …

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Law Star Ben Crump: The Fierce Legal Advocate For Victims of Racism and Injustice

Law Star Ben Crump: The Fierce Legal Advocate For Victims of Racism and Injustice 4

Chuck Kellner* Ben Crump, the civil rights advocate and social justice lawyer, grew up in North Carolina but has become a national legal champion of the oppressed, building his legal practice He has acted in some of the major, headline-making cases coming before the US courts including representing George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown …

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Former Kirkland & Ellis Partner’s $38m Malibu Pad

Former Kirkland & Ellis Partner's $38m Malibu Pad 5

Michael Steele, a former partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ London office has picked up a Malibu mansion for $38 million as he plans a new career at an LA-based real estate private equity firm, GLP Capital Partners. Steele had previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving to Kirkland & Ellis, one of the world’s …

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Michael Avenatti – Lawyer For ‘The Little Guy’ – Sentenced to 14 Years’ Prison

Michael Avenatti - Lawyer For 'The Little Guy' - Sentenced to 14 Years' Prison 6

High profile lawyer and presidential contender Michael Avenatti, 51, has been sentenced to 14 years’ prison for the theft of millions of dollars from clients and tax fraud. Avenatti is currently serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of wire fraud. The full press statement from the US Attorney relating to the …

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Would You Recommend Your Son or Daughter Become a Lawyer? “No,” Say Many in New Survey

Would You Recommend Your Son or Daughter Become a Lawyer? "No," Say Many in New Survey 8

A Singaporean survey of lawyers has shown that fewer than half the 300 lawyers would encourage their children to take up the law. That result differed markedly from the 2021 survey, which had 77 per cent of the lawyers saying they would do the opposite. This year’s survey had 52 per cent saying ‘nay’. The …

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