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INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS File photo: Glenrico Martin, 18, was shot in May last year while he was walking into the Spes Bona High School premises in Athlone. Cape Town - Plea-bargain proceedings were abandoned in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday for a …

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Chutima Sidasathian, a reporter working for Phuket-based news website Phuketwan, says the alleged defamation case brought against her and her Australian editor by the Royal Thai Navy will become a case study in the state of press freedoms in the Kingdom. …

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MOSCOW, April 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s largest bank Sberbank said Thursday it is considering retaining top legal aid to protect its interests in Ukraine, following a statement by prosecutors in the country that a criminal case had been opened against …

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Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, has said that the state government will set up a special fund to assist young lawyers to give free legal services to the poor. Speaking at a stakeholder meeting with the theme, …

Today - 15:44 GMT

Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Tuesday recognized transgenders as the third gender in a landmark ruling, saying it was addressing a “human rights issue”. “Transgenders are also citizens of India. The spirit of the constitution is to provide equal …

Today - 15:39 GMT

By Simmons, Garrett on April 17, 2014. LETHBRIDGE HERALD A 26-year-old Lethbridge man will remain behind bars while he waits for a lawyer to help him deal with a robbery charge. Keith Leonard Longtimesquirrel made a brief appearance Tuesday in Lethbridge …

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With a chuckle, Paul Harasen wishes he knew then what he knows now. You learn a few things about the law after you've practised it for more than two decades. It might have helped get an even better mark on a paper he did on the trial of Jesus Christ …

Today - 15:19 GMT

A judge ruled Wednesday that the accused in Quebec's 2012 election night shooting should have access to a state-funded lawyer. Justice Guy Cournoyer said the court believes having proper legal counsel with funding advanced by the province is as much …

Today - 15:16 GMT

Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-14-014 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 - Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Proposal submission deadline: Friday, May, …

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Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-14-014 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 - Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Proposal submission deadline: Friday, May, …

Today - 14:59 GMT

ANGERED: Cairns lawyer Paul Richardson slammed the decision to put a 13-year-old boy with no criminal history before the court. Source: News Limited LEGAL experts have slammed the decision to put a 13-year-old boy with no criminal history before the court …

Today - 14:42 GMT

Except that she didn’t actually say that. Professor Rashida Manjoo, the UN’s special rapporteur who is currently jetting around the world to research violence against women, simply said that sexism is more overt in the UK. She was comparing Britain with a …

Today - 14:36 GMT

Posted April 17, 2014 21:32:02 Budget pressures have prompted Legal Aid to consider closing two of its metropolitan offices and centralize services at its Perth headquarters. The service is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments and provides …

Today - 12:13 GMT

From 14 April to 17 April 2014 Committee meetings There were 15 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Reports presented Education and Science Committee • Briefing from Science New Zealand Finance and Expenditure Committee • 2011/12 …

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Posted April 17, 2014 21:32:02 Budget pressures have prompted Legal Aid to consider closing two of its metropolitan offices and centralize services at its Perth headquarters. The service is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments and provides …

Today - 10:23 GMT

PLEDGE: Judge Michael Mettyear. A SENIOR judge has pledged to intervene after a partially deaf pensioner charged with attempted murder appeared in court without legal representation because of an ongoing dispute over legal aid. Harry Harrison, 81, was not …

Today - 06:29 GMT

The catch is that the state will only pay legal aid rates that are way below those charged on a private basis. I’m told that the difference could be £50 an hour as opposed to £250 an hour. You can choose your own solicitor but the terms of your legal aid …

Today - 02:02 GMT

Fee-charging McKenzie friends, who provide courtroom support to unrepresented litigants, should be recognised as providing a valuable service, an independent watchdog has recommended. The Legal Services Consumer Panel believes there should be a culture …

Apr 16, 2014 - 19:39 GMT

London’s Dyers Chambers has cancelled its pupillage for 2015, blaming cuts in legal aid. The Gray’s Inn set, led by Andrew Campbell-Tiech QC, comprises 45 members and usually takes on one pupil a year, though it has taken on five new tenants since 2011. …

Apr 14, 2014 - 20:41 GMT

The Ribble Valley MP had previously condemned the rising cost of legal aid and admitted he would probably have voted for the last round of cuts in 2011 had he not been Deputy Speaker at the time. He said he was stunned to learn he would have to pay his …

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