Lawyer passes the bar, becomes jewellery designer

Jim Law’s mother is reconciled to her son’s change of direction.

“She eventually came around to it. She was ‘What have you done? Four and a half years (of study) and now you don’t want to do that anymore?’

“It’s really good to have that support. Everyone’s been incredibly encouraging,” says the solicitor turned jewellery designer

Law, 26, a Malaysian-born Kiwi and Hamilton resident, studied law at Waikato University and worked for a year in property and commercial law before deciding during lockdown to pursue an interest he had always harboured.

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“I did the bar, got admitted. Funny thing, while I was going through that I realised, ‘this isn’t me.’ So I definitely knew this wasn’t where my future was heading, but I said to myself, ‘I have done the degree, I need to get that experience and really

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Maradona’s lawyer hits out at the ‘lonely’ and ‘unclear’ death of star



Diego Maradona, Diego Maradona, Angelo Pisani, Diego Maradona posing for the camera: MailOnline logo


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The lawyer Angelo Pisani is the man who saved Diego Armando Maradona from the clutches of the Italian tax authorities by giving the ‘Pibe de Oro’ the opportunity to return freely to Italy without the risk of having his earrings or Rolex torn off his wrist for tax evasion.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with MailOnline Pisani, still in shock, Pisani talks about the sad solitary death of one of the world’s greatest footballers and his former client.

Anger is clear in Pisani’s voice as he speaks about the event which has dominated headlines the world over this week, with football losing arguably its greatest ever player to step onto the field. 



Diego Maradona, Angelo Pisani sitting next to a man in a suit and tie: Diego Maradona seen with his lawyer Angelo Pisani (right). Pisani, angered by the superstar's death, feels Maradona should have been in Naples rather than his native Argentina


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Diego Maradona seen with his lawyer Angelo Pisani (right). Pisani, angered by the superstar’s death, feels Maradona should have been in Naples rather than his native

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Voters, Not Lawyers, Choose the President

Scathing Unanimous Decision

Please consider Trump’s Pennsylvania Appeal Rejected in Scathing Decision by His Own Appointee

“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here,” 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Stephanos Bibas wrote in a 21-page opinion issued Friday.

The three-judge panel noted that the campaign’s grievances amounted to “nothing more” than allegations that Pennsylvania restricted poll watchers and let voters fix technical defects in their mail-in ballots.

“The Campaign tries to repackage these state-law claims as unconstitutional discrimination. Yet its allegations are vague and conclusory,” the opinion says.  “It never alleges that anyone treated the Trump campaign or Trump votes worse than it treated the Biden campaign or Biden votes.”

The court said it would not issue an injunction

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Judge goal for Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer

  • Reuters, KARACHI, Pakistan

Lawyer Nisha Rao maneuvers among a throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi’s city courts searching for her client, but Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and her example is inspiring other transgender people in the conservative nation.

“I am proud to have become Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer,” Rao said.

Life is hard for transgender people in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court only allowed them to claim a third gender on their national identity cards in 2009.

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Parliament only passed a law in 2018 recognizing transgender people as equal citizens, and protecting them from discrimination and violence.

Treated as outcasts, many transgender people are victims of sexual assault and resort to working as wedding dancers or begging to make a living.

Rao also ended

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Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer goes from begging to fighting in court

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Lawyer Nisha Rao maneuvers among the throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi’s city courts searching for her client.

But Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and her example is inspiring other transgender people in the conservative Islamic Republic.

“I am proud to have become Pakistan first transgender lawyer”, Rao told Reuters.

Life is hard for transgender persons in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court only allowed them to claim a third gender on their national identity cards in 2009. The parliament just passed a law in 2018 recognising transgender people as equal citizen and protecting them from discrimination and violence.

Treated as outcasts, many transgender persons are victims of sexual assault and resort to working as wedding dancers or begging to make a living.

Rao

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Deputies fired 34 times at Kevin Peterson Jr. as he ran from them with a gun, investigators say

Washington investigators on Wednesday described the chaotic final moments of Kevin E. Peterson Jr.’s life as three deputies fired so many rounds from their duty guns that they mistakenly thought Peterson had fired on them.

The investigative team released a new statement and an 11-minute video that includes drone footage, dispatch audio and surveillance video from businesses in the area where Peterson was shot in a Hazel Dell business strip Oct. 29.

Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting

Washington investigators released new details about the Oct. 29 fatal shooting of Kevin E. Peterson Jr. by three Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies. These images were taken from the 11-minute video released by investigators on Friday.

The Clark County deputies fired 34 rounds, striking Peterson a total of four times, according to Troy Brightbill, the chief criminal deputy with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office who served as a spokesman for the investigation.

They considered him potentially dangerous because

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Clayton County Personal Injury Lawyer, Ben Windham, Reveals Pitfalls of Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Georgia

Ben F. Windham P.C., Clayton County Personal Injury Lawyer, exposes secrets of underinsured auto insurance in Georgia.

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 25, 2020 / The Georgia legislature has codified minimum requirements for motor vehicle liability insurance policies under O.C.G.A. § 33-7-11. Any automobile liability policy in this state must have not less than $25,000.00 dollars because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one incident or $50,000.00 dollars because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one occurrence. In current economic times, $25,000.00 dollars is nowhere near enough insurance coverage for someone who is seriously injured in an automobile collision. Even minor collisions alone result in hospital visits for diagnostic testing and can result in more than $25,000.00 dollars in medical bills. This is not to mention that many injuries will put people out of work

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Lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1M from veterans charity

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut lawyer was charged by state authorities Wednesday with embezzling nearly $1 million from a charity for military veterans and their families, just two weeks after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison on a federal charge for the same crimes.

The chief state’s attorney’s office said Kevin Creed, 69, of Litchfield, was charged with felony larceny and was released on a $250,000 bond following a court appearance Wednesday.

Creed could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Phone listings for him were disconnected. His lawyer in the federal case said he was not representing Creed in the state case.

On Nov. 9, Creed was sentenced on a federal fraud charge to the prison time and ordered to pay $1.4 million restitution to Fisher House Foundation in Connecticut, a chapter of a national charity that builds homes near veterans medical centers

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Tammy Wendt, former lawyer for Jason Van Dyke, wins Cook County Board of Review race

A lawyer who was part of the defense team for former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has ousted the sole Republican on the Cook County Board of Review.

A final tally of votes from the Cook County clerk’s office and from the Chicago Board of Election commissioners showed Democrat Tammy Wendt ahead of Dan Patlak, who has served on the board since 2010, by 11,693 votes — a 1.5-percentage-point margin.

In a statement Tuesday, Wendt thanked her team and supporters and said she was humbled and “can barely believe this is my reality.”

“I have a big job to do, and I’m looking forward to diving in and doing my very best for my constituents, just as I have promised during my campaign,” Wendt wrote. “I am looking forward to filling my staff with qualified professionals who I can lead into this next chapter with the Board of Review.”

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Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76

Priscilla Jana, a forthright human rights lawyer whose client list embraced both the fabled elite and the foot soldiers of the struggle against apartheid — and who acknowledged crossing a line in her native South Africa between the law courts and the clandestine war to end white minority rule — died on Oct. 10 at a care home in Pretoria. She was 76.

Ismael Momoniat, a senior government official and family friend, did not specify the cause but said her death was not related to the Covid pandemic.

Ms. Jana occupied an ambiguous space in the regimented society imposed by the South African government’s policies of racial separation, which became ever more pervasive after the whites-only National Party took power in 1948, when she was 4 years old.

Ms. Jana was descended from a family of middle-class Indian immigrants, and her status was defined by laws that consigned many people

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