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Black women lawyers in Ohio still underrepresented in field

Erica Thompson
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

When Kamala Harris was selected as the running mate for now President-elect Joe Biden, retired attorney Sandra Hicks Cox was thrilled.

Not only are both graduates of Howard University who developed law careers in Alameda County, California, but both also share the knowledge of how hard female Black lawyers have to work to find success.

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“It’s wonderful,” said 81-year-old Hicks Cox, the oldest-living Black woman to graduate from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. “I’m proud of her because that’s what we have to be. … It was real clear that we had no choice but to be at the top of the list.”

Needing to work twice as hard: Black women are few among lawyers

This notion that Black people must work twice as hard to get ahead is

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Tech Mogul in Biggest Tax Case Facing Dementia, Lawyers Say

(Bloomberg) — Robert Brockman, the software executive charged in the largest-ever tax case against a U.S. individual, is facing progressive dementia that will render him unable to help in his defense, according to a legal filing citing his doctors.



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Brockman, 79, was indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges that accused him of using a complex trust structure in the Caribbean to hide $2 billion in income over two decades. His lawyers want his case moved from San Francisco, where he was indicted on Oct. 1, to Houston, where he lives and his doctors treat him.

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In a filing late Monday, physician James L. Pool said Brockman had symptoms consistent with Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, Lewy body dementia or some combination of them. The diagnosis can be “totally confirmed” only with an autopsy, but each results

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Hurry and divorce before Brexit, say City lawyers in ‘the divorce capital of the world’

Breaking up is hard to do, but for wealthy Londoners, whose city of residence is a global divorce hotspot, Brexit has become an incentive to split.

Family law specialists say the end of the UK’s transition period come New Year’s Eve may blindside couples sticking it out through the holidays and delaying their split until next year.

While the terms of the post-Brexit trading relationship remain unclear, Emma Hatley, a partner at Stewarts, a law firm specialising in complicated litigation for the UK’s richest, said divorces will be more complex regardless of a last-minute deal. 

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Divorce law was not a priority in Brexit talks, she said, meaning UK-based EU nationals divorcing in London from 1 January could find their divorce is not recognised in their home country. Asset recovery or childcare orders,

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Lawyers, prosecutors argue over sex-crimes trial

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Bill Cosby was denied bail after being sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his 2004 assault of Andrea Constand. Constand embraced supporters as she left court.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard conflicting arguments at a virtual hearing on Tuesday about whether Bill Cosby was fairly convicted of sex crimes in 2018, but many of the seven justices seemed doubtful of the prosecution’s assertions.

The high court heard oral arguments from Cosby’s appellate lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, and from two prosecutors from the office of District Attorney Kevin Steele of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about whether Cosby’s 2018 trial was flawed by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded, and thus should be thrown out. 

The court is not expected to issue a ruling for some months.

Cosby was convicted in April 2018 on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of his former friend, Andrea Constand,

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How can lawyers find flow?

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The pandemic has disrupted our work lives in many ways, but dare I say that some interventions have been positive?

Of course, working at home, juggling stressful job responsibilities with family life and adjusting to different technology all have, at times, left us feeling like we are drinking from a fire hose.

But let’s take a moment to survey the positive work moments we have experienced over the past nine months. Do you remember a stint of researching or writing in which the world seemed to disappear and you became happily lost in your project? Do you recall an instant in which you were exercising and a creative solution to a legal problem popped into your head? Do you recollect a period in which you

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Trump lawyers urge Arizona GOP legislators to ‘take back’ selection of presidential contest

President Trump’s lawyers urged Republican state legislators in Arizona on Monday to override Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victory in the state and choose presidential electors for President Trump.

Trump lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said at an event in Phoenix that the state legislature must take the step due to alleged fraud in mail-in ballots.

“This is probably the wrong tactic but we’re down near the end,” Mr. Giuliani told the GOP legislators in a hotel ballroom. “I’m going to ask you to implore other members of the legislature to stand up to this. Do not be bullied. Do not be frightened.”

He said the legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, has the power to choose presidential electors regardless of popular vote totals.

“You can take it back,” he said. “Every dishonest vote disenfranchises the decent people who cast an honest vote. Have the courage to do that.”

The state is

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Bill Cosby lawyers argue supreme court overturn sex-crime conviction

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Bill Cosby was denied bail after being sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his 2004 assault of Andrea Constand. Constand embraced supporters as she left court.

USA TODAY

More than two years after a Pennsylvania jury found him guilty of three sex crimes, Bill Cosby’s lawyers will try to persuade the state Supreme Court this week to overturn his conviction based in part on constitutional grounds or on alleged procedural irregularities at his trials.

Cosby’s legal team, led by appellate lawyer Jennifer Bonjean,will go up against prosecutors for Montgomery County, Pa., led by District Attorney Kevin Steele, for virtual oral arguments Tuesday morning before the high court, appearing via YouTube from Harrisburg, Pa.

Cosby, 83, who is serving a three-to-10-year sentence at a state prison near his home outside Philadelphia, will not be able to watch, because he is blind due to glaucoma, nor listen, because

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JacksonWhite Law Offers Multi-Disciplined Lawyers in Peoria, AZ

JacksonWhite Law Offers Multi-Disciplined Lawyers in Peoria, AZ

Peoria, AZ – The team at JacksonWhite Law understands the legal needs of the members of their community and that has driven the law firm to expand on its legal services to offer clients the needed legal representation across all legal practice areas. With the expanded legal services offered at the law firm, residents in the area can now rest assured that they won’t have to go in search of new legal practitioners for their fresh legal needs.

Announcing the expanded legal practice areas, the spokesperson for the law firm, JacksonWhite Law, noted that the members of the community will now have access to the best legal help across wider practice areas.

Reiterating the law firm’s commitment to the legal needs of the members of the community, the spokesperson for the Peoria law firm said: “It is the mission of JacksonWhite to be responsive and dedicated to our clients, providing

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What is Sexual Assault Criminal Defense in Texas? Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Broden & Mickelsen Answer

11/29/2020, Dallas // KISSPR //

Being accused of  sexual assault  can wreck a person’s life. While the American criminal justice system is premised on the idea that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, sexual assault is one of those charges that society tends to judge harshly even before all the facts have come out. 

If you have been accused of sexual assault against an adult or a child, it’s imperative to discuss your options and your case with a r eputable Texas sexual assault defense lawyer  with years of experience dealing with sexual criminal defense cases. It’s also important to equip yourself with as much information as possible. Your case is not hopeless and knowing your options can help you make informed decisions about the next steps. Our law firm has created FAQ’s to help you understand the law. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Defense Against Sexual Assault

The following are

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Man sought in lawyer’s death on US Marshals fugitive list

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A man sought in connection with a suburban Chicago lawyer’s 2016 strangulation death has been named one of the U.S. Marshals’ most-wanted fugitives.

There’s a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 54-year-old John Panaligan, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Authorities allege he strangled 36-year-old real estate attorney Victor Jigar Patel in his Northbrook office in 2016.

At the time, Patel had been representing plaintiffs suing Panaligan in civil court. Authorities allege Panaligan scheduled an appointment at the law office using an alias and allegedly wore a disguise.

The Marshals Service said Panaligan allegedly fled to Mexico before authorities could arrest him. In 2017, authorities believed he was in the Philippines, where he has family and owns property, but now “believe he could be anywhere.” Panaligan maintains dual citizenship in the U.S. and Philippines, according to authorities.

“This senseless crime took the life

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