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Pakistan Lawyers & Judges to Receive ABA Rule of Law Award

An ABA Rule of Law award will be given this year to “those lawyers and judges in Pakistan who demonstrated courage in upholding the rule of law in their country”…

Ousted Pakistan Appellate Judges to be Restored to Office

An agreement reportedly has been reached among Pakistan’s new parliamentary leadership to restore to office all of the appellate judges removed last year by President Pervez Musharraf.

As part of…

Lawyers in China Face Retaliation for Sensitive Cases, Report Says

Lawyers in China face increasing intimidation and harassment for taking politically sensitive cases, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

The report said some prominent lawyers have…

Now Outsourced to India: Debt Collection

Americans aren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting the Internal Revenue Service tax rebates expected to be in the mail to many U.S. residents by the end of May. A growing…

American Pastor Gets 3-Yr Sentence in Moscow

An evangelical pastor and hunting enthusiast has been sentenced to three years in a Russian prison for illegally bringing a box of ammunition to the country.

Phillip H. Miles of…

Sacked Pakistan Appellate Judges Could Be Restored to Office Soon

Updated: Dozens of Pakistan appellate judges removed from office in November by the country’s president could now be restored to their former seats by the end of April.

Leaders…

Lawyer Protests Spark Pakistan Violence; At Least 7 Killed

Lawyer protests in a major Pakistan city yesterday sparked widespread rioting there in which at least seven people were reportedly killed, offices were set ablaze and a bar association office…

Lawyers Attack Former Pakistan Official, Bar President Resigns in Protest

In the latest development in a series of extraordinary, lawyer-led protests in Pakistan over the past year, attorneys clad in black business suits were reportedly involved in a physical attack…

Top Associate Pay Skyrockets 50% at Law Firms in India

Associate attorneys at major law firms in India are still paid far less than their American and British counterparts. But competition among international firms for top talent has sent their…

Pakistan Judges Freed by New Prime Minister

In his first act as Pakistan’s new prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani today freed the country’s deposed supreme court chief justice and some 60 other jurists from the house arrest…

Nixon Peabody Opens China Office

Already active in Chinese legal matters, Rochester, N.Y.-based Nixon Peabody has decided to open its first Chinese office.

The Shanghai shop will be the 700-lawyer firm’s second international office (the…

Snake’s Alive! India Law Firm Opens London Office

An Indian law firm has created a stir by opening an office in London.

“FoxMandal Little has become the first major Indian law house to set up a practice in…

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Freed, Warned About Speaking Out

A Chinese human rights lawyer is free after spending 41 hours in government custody.

Teng Biao said officers from the Beijing Public Security Bureau warned him about recent articles he…

Japan Releases U.S. Marine Accused in Rape of Teen

Japan has released a U.S. Marine accused in the rape of a 14-year-old Japanese girl to the custody of the U.S. military.

Lt. Col. Douglas Powell confirmed the release of…

One of Two Dewey Offices in Beijing Moves to Reed Smith

When LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae combined with Dewey Ballantine, the newly merged firm had two offices in Beijing.

Now the firm of Reed Smith “is essentially…

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