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Hong Kong court rules that homeless man in custody died from suicide


Hong Kong Coroner’s Court ruled the death of a homeless man while in the custody of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) to be a case of suicide on Friday. Five jurors unanimously found the deceased committed suicide. According to the forensic report, the deceased “intermittently strangled himself with his trousers.” The causes of death are in the order of neck pressurisation, self-strangulation and coronary atherosclerotic heart disease.

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Trial by Fire: Lawyers Don't Have to Be Perfect, When It Comes to Business Management

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Running a business, really, is conducting one big experiment. You’re continually testing hypotheses, and seeing whether they work. You need to make frequent adjustments, to tweak things , for the better. You could say that a business owner is like a scientist – perhaps a less glamorous analogy would be that it’s like owning an old car, that you constantly have to fix.

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Crown Prosecution Service CEO announces departure following discrimination lawsuit settlement


According to a statement published Friday, the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) CEO, Rebecca Lawrence, is departing from her role. The resignation directly follows her age and sex discrimination lawsuit against the CPS, which was settled on Thursday night. Lawrence’s position as CEO was officially announced in June 2019. The CPS statement says that Lawrence plans to continue advising the new DPP and CEO “during the transition to the next phase for the organisation.” Lawr

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Chicken & Egg: Do Law Firms Need Clients or Talent More Right Now?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

I was talking to a friend of mine, who runs a highly successful law firm, the other day. And, he told me ‘clients aren’t the problem, I need to hire good lawyers’. And, I thought to myself: ‘You know what – I have been hearing that a lot lately ’. Now, that makes for an interesting inflection point in the marketplace – because, I think that, if you asked lawyers what they need more, the answer would be ‘client s , I can never have enough clients’.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.

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US, UK and Norway issue joint condemnation of escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur region


In a collective statement released on Friday, the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and Norway expressed deep concern about escalating violence and human rights abuses in Sudan, particularly in the troubled Darfur region. Termed “the Troika,” these nations urgently called for an immediate cessation of the conflict, emphasizing the crucial role of both the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in quelling the unrest, which has resulted in the loss of about 800 li

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ECOWAS court backs Senegal government decision blocking opposition leader from candidacy


A regional court in West Africa ruled Friday that Senegal did not violate opposition leader Ousmane Sonko’s rights when the country’s Supreme Court overturned a decision that would return his name to voting ballots, according to Sonko’s lawyer. In his appeal to the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, Sonko claimed that the Senegalese proceedings had violated his human rights.

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“Is The Federalist Society Over? What’s next for the conservative legal movement after its ‘dog catches car’ moment.”


“Is The Federalist Society Over? What’s next for the conservative legal movement after its ‘dog catches car’ moment.” You can access today’s new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link. The post “Is The Federalist Society Over? What’s next for the conservative legal movement after its ‘dog catches car’ moment.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 18, 2023


Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness.

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Choice of law in commercial contracts and regulatory competition: new steps to be made by the EU?

Conflict of Laws

The recently published study titled ‘European Commercial Contract Law’, authored by Andrea Bertolini, addresses the theme of regulatory competition. It offers new policy recommendations to improve EU legal systems’ chances of being chosen as the law governing commercial contracts. The Study’s main question The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has published a new study authored by Andrea Bertolini, titled ‘European Commercial Contract Law’ (the ‘Study’).

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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No shade this time as the Supreme Court keeps on the books an opinion finding a Second Amendment violation

At the Lectern

In March, the Supreme Court depublished the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s opinion in People v. Velez that had interpreted the U.S. Supreme Court’s Second Amendment decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen (2022) 597 U.S. _ [142 S.Ct. 2111] as making “clearly unconstitutional” one part of California’s statutory scheme for issuing concealed-carry firearms.

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Colorado judge rules Trump will stay on state’s 2024 ballot over insurrection allegations


Former President Donald Trump will stay on Colorado’s ballot as a state court judge ruled against disqualifying him from the 2024 presidential primary ballot on Friday. The decision comes as part of a series of lawsuits challenging Trump’s candidacy under the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. While Denver District Court Judge Sarah B.

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Colorado Judge Rejects 14th Amendment Disqualification Effort to Bar Trump from Ballot


Colorado Judge Sarah Wallace has become the latest jurist to reject the effort to bar former president Donald Trump from the ballot under the novel 14th Amendment theory. I have long been a vocal critic of the theory, which I view as historically and legally unfounded. I also view it as arguably the most dangerous theory to arise in decades. While Wallace reached the right conclusion, she committed, in my view, fundamental errors in her analysis on the free speech elements of the case.

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