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Law Society Gazette
Call for ban on solicitors’ agents in public hearingswarns could expose unregistered barristers to criminal liability if they act as
Call for ban on solicitors’ agents in public hearings
Law Society Gazette / Posted 2 hours ago
warns could expose unregistered barristers to criminal liability if they act as solicitors’ agents in public hearings. The Bar Council and the Personal Injuries Bar Association wrote to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) ahead of a meeting... Read more
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The Star
High Court dismisses suit by Muhammad Shafee AbdullahShafee’s conduct as the Deputy Public Prosecutor in Anwar's sodomy appeal in th
High Court dismisses suit by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah
The Star / Posted yesterday
Shafee’s conduct as the Deputy Public Prosecutor in Anwar's sodomy appeal in the Federal Court. The lawyer said the Bar Council and Leong on March 9 had published the motion on the website of the Malaysian Bar titled, 'Agenda and Motions for... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Zuma, Jiba, Abrahams – a day of delaying the delayed delayhe stated that he did not find it irrational that President Jacob Zuma had opte
Zuma, Jiba, Abrahams – a day of delaying the delayed delay
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
he stated that he did not find it irrational that President Jacob Zuma had opted to wait for the decision of the General Bar Council (GCB) application to have Jiba struck off the role before considering her suspension (or not). He said that it... Read more
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Herald Sun
Top barrister killed in quad bike accidentAssociation. Earlier in his career, he practised criminal law and appeared in
Top barrister killed in quad bike accident
Herald Sun / Posted 4 days ago
Association. Earlier in his career, he practised criminal law and appeared in high-profile murder trials. Victorian Bar Council President Paul Anastassiou QC said Mr Ray had been an inspiring mentor to young barristers. “He was a barrister... Read more
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Law Society Gazette
Bar chief hails public access ‘opportunity’Solicitors should see public access barristers as an opportunity rather than a
Bar chief hails public access ‘opportunity’
Law Society Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Solicitors should see public access barristers as an opportunity rather than a threat, the chairman of the Bar Council has told the Gazette, amid concerns over tensions between the two branches of the profession. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC said that... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Travel ban not aimed at critics, says Jazlanwho are affected by the travel ban can bring their case to the courts to seek r
Travel ban not aimed at critics, says Jazlan
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 6 days ago
who are affected by the travel ban can bring their case to the courts to seek redress. If there is no legal basis as the Bar Council says, then the courts will order the Immigration Department to lift the ban," Nur Jazlan said. He reiterated... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Moseneke tells of his journey from ‘convicted terrorist’ to ‘lawyer of unfailing integrity’of unfailing integrity. “I was a convicted terrorist...I litigated against the
Moseneke tells of his journey from ‘convicted terrorist’ to ‘lawyer of unfailing integrity’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
of unfailing integrity. “I was a convicted terrorist...I litigated against the Law Society to let me in. I went to the Bar Council‚ which had laws which did not allow people like me. There‚ too‚ I kicked the door open. I was very determined to... Read more
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The Irish Times
3Ireland Dublin customers face disruption due to mast removalof coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath
3Ireland Dublin customers face disruption due to mast removal
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
of coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath areas”. The mast also serves five commercial operators, including the Mater and Bar Council, and the firm said removal would affect the hospital and local bus... Read more
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The Irish Times
Three Ireland ordered to remove Dublin phone mastof coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath
Three Ireland ordered to remove Dublin phone mast
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
of coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath areas”. The mast also serves five commercial operators, including the Mater and Bar Council, and the firm said removal would affect the hospital and local bus... Read more
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asianage
Up for dressing down?courtrooms. It was around 2002-2003, after an agitation helmed by advocate MP V
Up for dressing down?
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
courtrooms. It was around 2002-2003, after an agitation helmed by advocate MP Vashi, that the rule was relaxed. The state bar council under the Advocate’s Act 1961, passed a regulation to allow lawyers to do away with the coats during the summer... Read more
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dna
Anti-incumbency and age finally wears down old warhorse Gogoiof Petroleum and Natural Gas and Committee on Railways. He was also a former d
Anti-incumbency and age finally wears down old warhorse Gogoi
dna / Posted 8 days ago
of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Committee on Railways. He was also a former director of Vayudoot, member of Assam Bar Council and former Chairman of Assam Small Scale Industries Development Council. An ardent sports lover, Gogoi earlier... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Complete lawyers’ verification by June 30, SC tells state bar councilsThe Supreme Court has asked all state bar councils to make an effort to conclud
Complete lawyers’ verification by June 30, SC tells state bar councils
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Supreme Court has asked all state bar councils to make an effort to conclude verification of all advocates registered with them by June 30. The verification process is in conformity to the new rules Bar Council of India – the apex disciplinary... Read more
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Sun Star
Nothing irregular on appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justicesthat the appointments complied with the Constitution and existing laws, as well
Nothing irregular on appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justices
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
that the appointments complied with the Constitution and existing laws, as well as the requirements of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC)," he said in a press briefing. The IBP has asked the Supreme Court to nullify the appointment of former... Read more
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Sun Star
IBP wants SC to nullify Aquino's appointments of 2 Sandiganbayan justicesappointees to fill the position of 16th Sandiganbayan Associate Justices from t
IBP wants SC to nullify Aquino's appointments of 2 Sandiganbayan justices
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
appointees to fill the position of 16th Sandiganbayan Associate Justices from the shortlist submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). "In the questioned appointments, President Aquino violated Section 9, Article VIII of the 1987... Read more
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Rappler
IBP questions Aquino appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justicesVIII of the 1987 Constitution when he did not select any of the nominees on the
IBP questions Aquino appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justices
Rappler / Posted 10 days ago
VIII of the 1987 Constitution when he did not select any of the nominees on the shortlist submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the post of 16th associate justice. The JBC is the body tasked to vet and recommend nominees to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
‘Referendum required’ in transatlantic trade dealsuch a court system would require a referendum to be ratified. Dublin-based se
‘Referendum required’ in transatlantic trade deal
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
such a court system would require a referendum to be ratified. Dublin-based senior counsel and former chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales Matthias Kelly said the proposed investment court would “certainly infringe” upon the Irish... Read more
11d
AllAfrica.com
Opposition Councillors Withdraw Mushore Decisionleave. The special council meeting was cleared by the High Court. This was aft
Opposition Councillors Withdraw Mushore Decision
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
leave. The special council meeting was cleared by the High Court. This was after some residents associations sought to bar council from holding the meeting. The media was not allowed in the special council meeting with Acting Mayor Mbanga... Read more
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Inquirier.net
IBP to ask SC to nullify Aquino’s appointment of 2 associate justices9, Article VIII of the 1987 Constitution when he did not appoint anyone from th
IBP to ask SC to nullify Aquino’s appointment of 2 associate justices
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
9, Article VIII of the 1987 Constitution when he did not appoint anyone from the shortlist submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to fill the position of 16 Sandiganbayan Associate Justice. After Aquino signed into law Republic Act... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Adv Lindi Nkosi Thomas breaks her silence on SAA allegationsto later become the basis of the fraud or forgery allegations reported to the S
Adv Lindi Nkosi Thomas breaks her silence on SAA allegations
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
to later become the basis of the fraud or forgery allegations reported to the SAPS, the Public Protector, the Johannesburg Bar Council and the General Council of the Bar,” explained Nkosi-Thomas. She said Thabethe later alleged that she had... Read more
11d
Law Society Gazette
Mental health taskforce for legal professionalsthe importance of mental health and greater openness to enable conversations ab
Mental health taskforce for legal professionals
Law Society Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
the importance of mental health and greater openness to enable conversations about this issue.’ Other partners include the Bar Council, Solicitors Regulation Authority, CILEx, the Bar Standards Board and magic circle firm Linklaters. Elizabeth... Read more
12d
New Kerala
Patiala House court violence: Police say assaulters identified - newkerala.com #63808the officer said. He however declined to give more details about the investiga
Patiala House court violence: Police say assaulters identified - newkerala.com #63808
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
the officer said. He however declined to give more details about the investigation, saying the matter was sub-judice. The Bar Council of India (BCI) has also appointed a committee to inquire into the incidents. A lawyer who is also one of the... Read more
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The Star
Ministry: Selangor govt evicted Industrial Courtat the Industrial Court had lost their jobs and could not afford high taxi fare
Ministry: Selangor govt evicted Industrial Court
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
at the Industrial Court had lost their jobs and could not afford high taxi fares to get to Wisma Perkeso,” he added. Bar Council Industrial Law Committee and Employment Law Committee chairman Anand Ponnudurai said any advantage in cheaper... Read more
12d
The Star
I beg your pardon, Your Highnessto an end immediately, including any disqualifications, and wipes the slate cle
I beg your pardon, Your Highness
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
to an end immediately, including any disqualifications, and wipes the slate clean. As Andrew Khoo, co-chairman of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee explains, “A pardon affects pension rights, political office and other natural... Read more
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Sarawak Report
FORGERY and DECEPTION - 1MDB's Network Of Money-Launderers Unravelsto accept this as a suitable excuse and has “cleared him” of wrongdoing in the
FORGERY and DECEPTION - 1MDB's Network Of Money-Launderers Unravels
Sarawak Report / Posted 14 days ago
to accept this as a suitable excuse and has “cleared him” of wrongdoing in the face of protests by the MACC and Malaysia’s Bar Council. Neither has Apandi requested that the Prime Minister should pay the mistaken money back, which he received from... Read more
14d
The Financial Express
Four judges sworn in as Supreme Court judgesfrom 1998 to 2000. Justice Bhushan, a law graduate from Allahabad University i
Four judges sworn in as Supreme Court judges
The Financial Express / Posted 14 days ago
from 1998 to 2000. Justice Bhushan, a law graduate from Allahabad University in 1979, was enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in 1979. He was elevated as permanent judge of the Allahabad High Court on April 24, 2001 and... Read more
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The Star
Disgraced lawyer wants court to set aside ‘flawed’ board decision on videohe be suspended from practice as an advocate and solicitor for a year and be fi
Disgraced lawyer wants court to set aside ‘flawed’ board decision on video
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
he be suspended from practice as an advocate and solicitor for a year and be fined RM20,000. The appellant has named the Bar Council as the sole respondent. The case is now fixed for hearing before High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge... Read more
15d
The Star
Lingam appeals against disbarmentthat he be suspended from practising as an advocate and solicitor for a year an
Lingam appeals against disbarment
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
that he be suspended from practising as an advocate and solicitor for a year and be fined RM20,000. Lingam named the Bar Council as the sole respondent. The case is fixed for hearing before High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Bar appeals against clearing of lawyerKuala Lumpur: The Bar Council is appealing against the Advocates and Solicitors
Bar appeals against clearing of lawyer
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 15 days ago
Kuala Lumpur: The Bar Council is appealing against the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board's (DB) decision which cleared senior lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham from misconduct in relation to the second statutory declaration (SD) by late private... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Joburg Bar Council endorses probe of Jansen's remarksJenna Etheridge, News24 Cape Town – The Johannesburg Bar Council on Wednesday
Joburg Bar Council endorses probe of Jansen's remarks
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Jenna Etheridge, News24 Cape Town – The Johannesburg Bar Council on Wednesday endorsed a request to urgently investigate the conduct of controversial High Court Judge Mabel Jansen. “In our view, the racist and offensive remarks evidence a... Read more
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The Star
Bar Council to appeal to High Court over order clearing Cecil AbrahamKUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council is appealing to a High Court to set aside the ord
Bar Council to appeal to High Court over order clearing Cecil Abraham
The Star / Posted 16 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council is appealing to a High Court to set aside the order of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) which cleared senior lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of a complaint of misconduct in March. The council said that... Read more
16d
The Times & The Sunday Times
My dad helped Madiba, says judge involved in Facebook race rowposition." Jansen was also commended during the interview for "assisting Advoc
My dad helped Madiba, says judge involved in Facebook race row
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 16 days ago
position." Jansen was also commended during the interview for "assisting Advocates for Transformation and chairing a Bar Council meeting at which a resolution was passed that half of the council would consist of black members". But she also... Read more
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16d
The Irish Times
Legal professions reform gave ‘little or no weight’ to consumersfour years of delay, and a long lobbying campaign by the professions. Last-minu
Legal professions reform gave ‘little or no weight’ to consumers
The Irish Times / Posted 16 days ago
four years of delay, and a long lobbying campaign by the professions. Last-minute changes preserved key powers for the Bar Council, the barristers’ organisation, and the Law Society, which represents solicitors. Enormous activity Ms Goggin... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Transition startsin the supposed “short list” of nominees for chief justice that was submitted t
Transition starts
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 days ago
in the supposed “short list” of nominees for chief justice that was submitted to President Aquino by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). If he becomes President, Duterte would be the appointing authority of 10 vacancies at the SC during his... Read more
17d
Daily Mirror
Top barrister quits over death of boyfriend after he gave him 'chemsex' drugswhich is causing havoc in the gay community - a silent, unseen, secret killer.
Top barrister quits over death of boyfriend after he gave him 'chemsex' drugs
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
which is causing havoc in the gay community - a silent, unseen, secret killer. "I can confirm I have today written to the Bar Council to surrender my practicing certificate and resign my membership accordingly, and that I will no longer be... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lawyers’ ultimatum on transformationCape Town - Drastic, unprecedented steps could see the Cape Bar Council expelle
Lawyers’ ultimatum on transformation
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
Cape Town - Drastic, unprecedented steps could see the Cape Bar Council expelled from the General Council of the Bar of South Africa for failure to effectively transform, if Advocates for Transformation (AFT) has its way. The resolution by the AFT’s... Read more
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The Star
Comprehensive guidelines neededthe officer-in-charge of the detainee. We need to study how this presumption ca
Comprehensive guidelines needed
The Star / Posted 19 days ago
the officer-in-charge of the detainee. We need to study how this presumption can be introduced. We’d like the Government, Bar Council and NGOs to give their input so we can draft something. “This is one way to curb death in custody or prison. In... Read more
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The Hindu
Tinlianthang Vaiphei to be next Tripura High Court Chief JusticeSaha and release of judicial enquiry commission report into assassination of St
Tinlianthang Vaiphei to be next Tripura High Court Chief Justice
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
Saha and release of judicial enquiry commission report into assassination of State’s Health Minister Bimal Sinha. Tripura Bar Council and Tripura Bar Association on Saturday held a farewell for Justice Gupta. The State government also arranged a... Read more
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dna
Find out what Rahul Raj Singh has to say to all those who spoke against him!He claims that there are no documents that show that Neeraj Gupta was ever his
Find out what Rahul Raj Singh has to say to all those who spoke against him!
dna / Posted 20 days ago
He claims that there are no documents that show that Neeraj Gupta was ever his lawyer. He has also complained to the BAR Council of Maharashtra against Gupta, who backed out of the case citing moral grounds. "He has tarnished my image. He... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mushore Sent On Forced Leaveleave. The special council meeting was cleared by the High Court. This was aft
Mushore Sent On Forced Leave
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
leave. The special council meeting was cleared by the High Court. This was after some residents associations sought to bar council from holding the meeting. The media was not allowed in the special council meeting with Acting Mayor Christopher... Read more
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21d
New Kerala
Arunachal varsity opens with quality as its hallmark - newkerala.com #59662for Agriculture and Research, the National Council for Teachers Education, the
Arunachal varsity opens with quality as its hallmark - newkerala.com #59662
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
for Agriculture and Research, the National Council for Teachers Education, the Rehabilitation Council of India and the Bar Council of India besides being a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities. The AUS is offering LLB,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Discrimination at the Bar: What women in practice sayof Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin, concurs, s
Discrimination at the Bar: What women in practice say
The Irish Times / Posted 21 days ago
of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin, concurs, saying she is “really glad to see the Bar Council doing this research. But we knew already the sort of extent of difficulties for women in the profession.” Maeve... Read more
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The Hindu
Questions in Parliament, May 5, 2016proposal to regulate fee charged by lawyers: Govt. There is no proposal pendin
Questions in Parliament, May 5, 2016
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
proposal to regulate fee charged by lawyers: Govt. There is no proposal pending before the government or the Bar Council of India to regulate the fee charged by advocates, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Law Minister D.V.... Read more
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The Economic Times
No proposal to regulate fee charged by lawyersLaw Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said in a written reply that as per the Bar Co
No proposal to regulate fee charged by lawyers
The Economic Times / Posted 22 days ago
Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said in a written reply that as per the Bar Council of India, the standard of professional conduct and etiquettes for lawyers, including charging of fee, is prescribed in the council's rules. He was asked whether the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Cristina Corona quotes husband: Vote for leader who will uphold democracyOmbudsman, Conchita Carpio-Morales. However, the Supreme Court (SC), in the ca
Cristina Corona quotes husband: Vote for leader who will uphold democracy
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
Ombudsman, Conchita Carpio-Morales. However, the Supreme Court (SC), in the case of Arturo M. De Castro vs. Judicial and Bar Council, affirmed the Aquino’s right as the incumbent president to appoint the Chief Justice. Voting 9-1, the high court... Read more
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Anwar Ibrahim Blog
Malaysia’s attorney general faces wrath of fellow lawyers « Demi Rakyatof a ‘do or die’ ring to it, according to James Chin, director of the Asia Inst
Malaysia’s attorney general faces wrath of fellow lawyers « Demi Rakyat
Anwar Ibrahim Blog / Posted 22 days ago
of a ‘do or die’ ring to it, according to James Chin, director of the Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania. “The bar council is the last independent institution in Malaysia,” he said. “Moreover, as the body that represents lawyers in... Read more
22d
The Hindu
Centre may appoint independent regulators for professional servicesrelevant technical norms. The bodies being referred to by the commerce ministr
Centre may appoint independent regulators for professional services
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
relevant technical norms. The bodies being referred to by the commerce ministry include Medical Council of India (MCI), Bar Council of India (BCI), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Institute of Cost Accountants of India and... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Stalingrad Strategy: A few moves and pawns still remain on Zuma's chess boardas for delaying the DA’s “spy tapes” application which was finally put to bed b
Stalingrad Strategy: A few moves and pawns still remain on Zuma's chess board
Daily Maverick / Posted 23 days ago
as for delaying the DA’s “spy tapes” application which was finally put to bed by Judge Ledwaba last Friday. The General Bar Council has applied to have Jiba struck off the roll of advocates and the case is proceeding. The man who headed the... Read more
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The Hindu
Law school dressingThe Bar Council of India's move to propose a dress code for law students befitt
Law school dressing
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
The Bar Council of India's move to propose a dress code for law students befitting their profession has been widely disputed. Students react. In the 21st century, defining decency and character based on an individual’s clothing always spawns a... Read more
26d
The Star
Crowd gathers as May Day rally kicks offRakyaat Malaysia (Suaram) helped to control the crowd. Medical teams were plac
Crowd gathers as May Day rally kicks off
The Star / Posted 26 days ago
Rakyaat Malaysia (Suaram) helped to control the crowd. Medical teams were placed every few hundred metres along the planned route. Bar Council observers were also seen. The gathering, which is proceeding without incident, is expected to end at no... Read more
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Pilipino Star
chief justice Corona, 67acting capacity. After an extensive search for the next chief justice, includin
chief justice Corona, 67
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
acting capacity. After an extensive search for the next chief justice, including televised interviews with the Judicial and Bar Council, the President picked Sereno. Corona’s ordeal under the Aquino administration did not stop with his impeachment.... Read more
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