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Lights Out: Is there a way back for international law firms in Russia?

With pressure mounting on Western companies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some law firms realized they needed to do more than just part ways with clients and decided to wind down operations in the country altogether.

Another BigLaw firm adopts a menopause policy

Linklaters is the latest BigLaw firm in the United Kingdom to adopt a policy that provides resources and education regarding menopause.

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.

How and why Kazakhstan gave up its Soviet-era nuclear weapons

When the Soviet Union dissolved and Kazakhstan became a sovereign state, it now had a conundrum: Should the country retain the nuclear weapons and become the world’s fourth largest nuclear power or relinquish them in return for international commitments?

Refugee lawyer describes harrowing invasion of Ukraine

A Ukrainian lawyer described the harrowing scenes she witnessed after the Russian invasion, telling an ABA panel on April 7 that she was forced to flee her country with her three young children and leave behind her husband.

Legal tech company creates tools to help Ukrainians apply for immigration relief

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s March 3 announcement that those who fled Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion could apply for temporary protected status caught the attention of the team at legal technology company SixFifty.

Should the UN establish a right to a healthy environment? ABA urges US to vote yes

In a late February briefing, Nadia Ahmad introduced a group of ABA members and Capitol Hill staffers to Resolution 48/13—a measure adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council that for the first time recognizes having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.

Two part-time law students take last-minute trip to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees

Sitting in traffic on his way to an evening class at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and thinking about Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Joe Hogan decided he would spend spring break in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees crossing the border.

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.

Top UN court sees no evidence to support Russia’s claim of Ukrainian genocide, orders halt to invasion

The United Nations’ top court on Wednesday told Russia to halt military operations in Ukraine in interim “provisional measures” that are issued before a case is formally heard.

Canadian law school mistakenly informed student’s family that she had died

A Canadian law school’s unusual apology to one of its law students has gone viral after it was posted to Twitter last week.

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.

Law firms scramble to keep pace with unprecedented Russian sanctions

Ever since the U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia, attorney Adam M. Smith’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Smith is in demand. As sanctions pile up around the world in response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, he is also thinking on his feet.

Russia is no-show at international court hearing on Ukraine invasion

Russia has declined to participate in a hearing before the International Court of Justice on its invasion of Russia.

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