India

92 ABA Journal India articles.

Harvard Professor Announces Launch of Project to Study Impact of Emerging Economies on Lawyers

David B. Wilkins, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on where the legal profession is headed, received the outstanding scholar award Saturday from the fellows of the American Bar Foundation.…

ABA President Urges India Bar to Maintain Status Quo While It Debates Foreign Law Offices

ABA President Stephen N. Zack is urging the Bar Council of India to maintain the status quo as it considers whether to allow foreign lawyers to establish law firms in…

ABA Urges Obama Administration to Ask India to Ease Restrictions on Foreign Lawyers
Thomson Reuters Acquires Indian Legal Outsourcing Co. Pangea3

Legal information giant Thomson Reuters – owner of the storied brand West Publishing – is about to get into the business of providing legal services, Nov 18, 2010 10:25 PM CST

From New York to New Delhi: US Lawyers Look for Work in India’s Legal Outsourcing Companies

Struggling in a difficult legal economy at home, some American lawyers are looking abroad to a nontraditional work venue: India.

The country’s thriving legal outsourcing industry offers appealing managerial opportunities,…

Male? Female? Neither? No Problem: Some Law Schools Offer ‘Others’ Option for Applicants

Traditionally, applicants were often asked to check a box stating whether they are male or female.

But as recognition grows that the answer to this question isn’t always clear, some…

7 Surviving Union Carbide Execs Convicted in Case Over 1984 Bhopal Disaster

More than 25 years after 7,000 people died from a toxic gas leak at a Union Carbide Corp. pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, and many more were injured, a court…

Still Open for Business

In a decision troubling to foreign firms eyeing India’s booming legal market, the Bombay High Court recently held that India’s Advocates Act requires all lawyers—whether they litigate or simply handle…

Lawyer for Mumbai Terror Suspect Shot Dead

A lawyer who was representing a man accused of aiding terrorists who killed 164 people in Mumbai, India, was fatally shot by several attackers.

Killed was Shahid Azmi, who represented…

No More ‘My Lord,’ Court in India Says

Ending a longtime practice that harks back to the British colonization of India, a court in Madras yesterday began enforcing a rule that lawyers are not supposed to address the…

As Rio Tinto Saves Millions, Other Corps. Will Outsource, Too, Counsel Says

By outsourcing document production in one Federal Trade Commission matter to a team of Indian attorneys, an international mining company saved $1.5 million over what it would have paid to…

Accused Mumbai Gunman Confesses at Trial, Shocking Own Lawyer

Ajmal Amir Kasab, now in his early 20s, was the sole surviving suspect among 10 gunmen accused of killing some 170 people in India’s financial capital during a three-day siege…

BigLaw Firms Shudder as Rio Tinto Retains Legal Team in India

In a move that is sending shudders through the global BigLaw community, Rio Tinto has hired a team of Indian attorneys in an effort to cut by 20 percent its…

As Law Firms Elsewhere are Firing, Those in India are Hiring

As many major law firms based in the United States and London are shrinking their attorney rosters in reaction to a global recession, their counterparts in India are doing just…

Despite Threats, Lawyer Agrees to Represent Mumbai Terrorism Suspect

Earlier in the week, it was looking as if a yet another lawyer would bow out of a court appointment to represent the sole surviving gunman suspected of participating last…

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