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478 ABA Journal Asia articles.

ABA helps find permanent homes for Afghan evacuees stuck in Abu Dhabi, other parts of the world

“Since my childhood, I wanted to serve the society and people honestly, and I found lawyering to be a field that could connect me to my dreams,” Afghan refugee Qari Abeera Ziayi says. “So I chose the field of law, and for a long time, I served people a lot through law.” Ziayi left her country in October 2021, and through a foreign organization that assisted female lawyers facing danger in Afghanistan, she was brought to Emirates Humanitarian City.

Weekly Briefs: Cardozo Law will fight junk science with $15M; sheriff convicted for restraint-chair misuse

Cardozo Law will use $15M gift to fight junk science convictions

Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law plans to use a $15 million donation to create a justice clinic that…

Law grad who married Japanese princess has this in common with 23% of repeat test-takers of New York bar exam

The husband of a now-former Japanese princess has passed the New York bar exam on his third try.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS justice’s wife stands by stolen-election views; district attorney’s daughter arrested in his stabbing

Ginni Thomas tells Jan. 6 committee about her stolen-election views

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas told the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack that she…

Advocates are helping Afghans apply for asylum and other immigration relief with ABA assistance

Freshta Kohgadai fled with her family from Kabul, Afghanistan, to the United States in the late 1980s. When she discovered the ABA Scholarship for Legal Advocates—a new program that aims to increase the culturally and linguistically competent pro bono services available to Afghan arrivals—she knew she had to apply.

ABA project aims to help Afghan legal professionals establish themselves in the United States

In the weeks following the one-year anniversary of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the ABA Journal is highlighting the ABA’s efforts to help judges and lawyers from Afghanistan resettle, obtain immigration benefits and secure jobs using their legal skills. This is part one in our series.

Despite 12 negative COVID-19 tests, Perkins Coie partner is stuck in 37-day hotel quarantine in China

Perkins Coie partner James Zimmerman was unprepared for the greeting that he received from China, when he returned in March from open-heart surgery in the United States.

Volunteer attorneys needed to help Afghan evacuees stuck in limbo within Abu Dhabi camp

Jordan Jones went to the United Arab Emirates in late March, hoping to help Afghan judges, prosecutors and rule of law professionals who fled their country nearly eight months earlier.

Congressional candidate, lawyer are among those allegedly harassed in US by agents acting for China

Five people have been charged with alleged efforts to stalk, harass and spy on Chinese nationals living in the United States.

Lawyer fatally stabbed in New York law office was Chinese dissident arrested after Tiananmen Square protests

A former Chinese dissident who became a New York immigration lawyer was fatally stabbed in his law office Monday allegedly by a would-be client.

Afghan evacuee crisis adds pressure to already-stressed immigration attorneys

The crisis around the influx of Afghan evacuees has added to recent pressures felt by U.S. immigration attorneys, many whose jobs have expanded beyond direct representation of their clients. As of Dec. 31, more than 75,000 Afghans have been allowed into the United States, while more than 35,000 have applied for humanitarian parole.

Federal magistrate judge orders lawyers to ‘not impugn Chinese culture’ in future depositions

A federal magistrate judge in Georgia ordered lawyers for an injured longshoreman to “not impugn Chinese culture” in future depositions in his lawsuit against a Chinese shipping line.

New database tracks gender-based violence sentencing decisions in the Pacific

“The training not only showed us information about the trends in sentencing decisions, but it definitely got us thinking about a lot of things,” said Loukinikini Vili, a lawyer and the director of human rights at Samoa’s Office of the Ombudsman/National Human Rights Institution.

Lowenstein Sandler law clerk marries Japan’s Princess Mako

Updated: A recent law grad clerking at Lowenstein Sandler in New York married Japan’s Princess Mako on Tuesday.

Mayer Brown will no longer seek removal of Tiananmen Square memorial for university client

Mayer Brown will no longer represent the University of Hong Kong in its effort to remove a campus statue memorializing the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

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