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435 ABA Journal North America articles.

Mexico, US Lawyers Trade Offices

In a new program at O’Melveny & Myers, an associate from the mega-firm has traded places for three months with a counterpart from a 22-lawyer Mexico City firm with an…

Alec Scott, Esq: ‘Why I Escaped the Law’

It isn’t just many American lawyers who feel overworked and dispirited.

Their Canadian counterparts increasingly feel the same way, according to an article in next month’s issue of

Canada to Review Polygamy Ban?

In a case that could have an effect on United States law enforcement, a prominent Canadian criminal attorney serving as a special prosecutor has recommended that his country reconsider its…

Interest Wanes in $100 M Murder Trial

As the trial the man alleged to be Canada’s most prolific serial killer ever nears an end, after six months and at a cost of some $100 million (Canadian) dollars,…

TB Attorney Released, Not Contagious

An Atlanta trial lawyer who caused an international scare by traveling in May, against medical advice, with what was then thought to be a highly dangerous form of TB has…

Sweepstakes Loser Finally Wins

A Quebec businessman misled by a Time magazine sweepstakes promotion is entitled to nearly $100,000, a Canadian judge has found.

Justice Carol Cohen said Time’s sweepstakes letter violated Quebec consumer…

Tort Suit to be Filed Against TB Attorney

It almost had to happen–Atlanta trial attorney Andrew Speaker, now notorious as the lawyer who traveled internationally against doctor’s orders while infected with tuberculosis, is reportedly about to be sued…

Khadr, 20, Starts 6th Year at Gitmo Jail

Although he scored a big legal victory June 4, when the U.S. government–at least for now–was told by a military court that its terrorism charges against him are invalid, Omar…

Appeals Judge Seeks Secret Trials (Not)

A 7th Circuit judge reportedly created a stir amongst visitors from the Australian legal community at a recent Chicago conference, when he allegedly advocated secret trials for terrorists, among other…

Canadian Policy Offers a Lesson for US

With twice as many immigrants coming into the country annually as in the U.S., Canada’s system–which otherwise is similar to proposed legislation in Congress–offers cautionary lessons about what doesn’t work.

Lawyer, 82, Oldest Ontario Bar Admittee

An 82-year-old Atlanta lawyer apparently has become the oldest member of the profession ever to be “called to the bar” to practice law in Ontario, Canada.

Although three other lawyers…

Guard Changing at Cozen O’Connor

The guard is about to change Cozen O’Connor, a 546-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm known as an international insurance coverage powerhouse.The two name partners, although they have signed employment contracts to…

700 Arrests in Global Pedophile Ring

Police have arrested more than 700 suspects in a global pedophile ring and rescued 31 children thought to be victims.

About 200 of the suspects are from Britain, the government’s…

No Girlfriend Allowed, Defendant Told

A Canadian judge has ordered a 24-year-old man to stay away from intimate relationships for the next three years.

Justice Rhys Morgan said he issued the order to protect the…

Judge Tosses Charges Against Gitmo Detainee

A military judge today threw out charges against a Guantanamo detainee who was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan.

However, Army Col. Peter Brownback said the dismissal was without…

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