Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Lawyers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Morocco: Human Rights Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404219_text Crime and law enforcement; Lawyers and legal services; Human rights - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404219_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Women Not Allowed to Perform Notary Duties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404200_text Islamic law; Judicial powers; Lawyers and legal services; Women's rights - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404200_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: New Law on State Attorneys http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404187_text Constitution; Crime and law enforcement; Government; Judiciary; Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404187_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404149_text Accounting and auditing; Lawyers and legal services; Money laundering - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404149_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Other Professionals Expand Practice Areas, Lawyers Displeased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404124_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404124_text Global Legal Monitor: Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Lawyer Convicted Under Anti-Terror Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404070_text Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Lawyers and legal services; Terrorism - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404070_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Defense Lawyers Try to Appeal Death Sentences for Muslim Brotherhood Defendants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Capital punishment; Criminal procedure; Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Draft Legislation on Financial-Economic Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403643_text Crime and law enforcement; Government ethics and transparency; Lawyers and legal services; Money laundering - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403643_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Law to Expand Legal Aid for Earthquake Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403128_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403128_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Proposed Tightening of Supervision over Legal Profession http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403049_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403049_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Federal Supreme Courts Rules on Bar Exam http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402872_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402872_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Legal Aid Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402844_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402844_text Global Legal Monitor: Ethiopia: Government Institutions in Dispute over Right of Foreigners to Practice Law in Ethiopia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402643_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402643_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Attorney-Client Privilege and Telephone Conversations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402219_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402219_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Human Rights Lawyers Disbarred http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401976_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401976_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq; United Nations: Free Legal Aid for Detainees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401955_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401955_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Legal Profession Developing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401824_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401824_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Addresses Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Death Penalty Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401733_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401733_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appellate Court Affirms Restrictions on Federally Funded Legal Aid Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401728_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401728_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Measures on Certificates of Practice for Lawyers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401643_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401643_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: New Regulations on Lawyers Suspended After Bar Associations Object http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401558_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401558_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia; United Nations: Threats to Lawyers Raise Concerns http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401411_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401411_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Public Defender Service http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401393_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401393_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Foreign Legal Consultants Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401259_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401259_text Global Legal Monitor: Cameroon: Legal Aid Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401244_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401244_text Global Legal Monitor: Ireland: Language Requirements for Barristers Changed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401013_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass an examination to prove that he or she was "competent" in the Irish language. (Legal Practioners (Qualification) Act, 1929 (Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401013_text Global Legal Monitor: Qatar: Expansion of Rights to Practice Law Recommended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401012_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass an examination to prove that he or she was "competent" in the Irish language. (Legal Practioners (Qualification) Act, 1929 (Act On January 27, 2009, Qatar's Shura Council, an appointed body that evaluates proposed legislation, reviewed new amendments to article 4 of Law 23-2006 on the right to practice law. Under the current version of article 4,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401012_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Violation of an Attorney';s Rights Will Soon Be Criminalized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540475_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass an examination to prove that he or she was "competent" in the Irish language. (Legal Practioners (Qualification) Act, 1929 (Act On January 27, 2009, Qatar's Shura Council, an appointed body that evaluates proposed legislation, reviewed new amendments to article 4 of Law 23-2006 on the right to practice law. Under the current version of article 4, On May 20, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposal for a law that defines the crime of infringement of an attorney#cius, a member of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540475_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: First Legal Practice Institute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540547_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass an examination to prove that he or she was "competent" in the Irish language. (Legal Practioners (Qualification) Act, 1929 (Act On January 27, 2009, Qatar's Shura Council, an appointed body that evaluates proposed legislation, reviewed new amendments to article 4 of Law 23-2006 on the right to practice law. Under the current version of article 4, On May 20, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposal for a law that defines the crime of infringement of an attorney#cius, a member of the On May 11, 2008, Rwanda's first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who officiated at the opening ceremony, stated that the Institute's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540547_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: National Lawyers' Organization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540332_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western Saharan rights activist Abdelkhalik el-Markhi to four years in prison. The sentence came on the opening day of the Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with article 73 and subsequent articles of the Judiciary Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/78 of 2007 (1428 Hijri). (On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small in Japan based on its population, there are many other types of legal professionals. Some of the types of legal On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid abu al-Kheir, a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, to 15 years in prison, a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for It was reported on July 5, 2013, that the Ministry of Security and Justice has submitted to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, draft legislation on financial and economic crime. The proposed After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans The Cabinet of the Dutch government has put forward a legislative proposal on the creation of an independent Supervisory Board to be the body ultimately responsible for lawyers' conduct. The Board will have three members, none On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law. The decision was unanimous On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, It was reported on April 23, 2011, that two Ethiopian government institutions are in disagreement over whether foreign attorneys of Ethiopian origin should be allowed to practice law in Ethiopia. (Eden Sahle, Should Diaspora Members It was indicated in a letter from the Netherlands Minister of Justice to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, released on August 23, 2010, that as of 2011 confidential telephone conversations between lawyers and their On May 7, 2010, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (BMBJ) revoked the licenses of two Chinese human rights lawyers, Liu Wei (f) and Tang Jitian (m), permanently disbarring them from practice. At a hearing held On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, The legal profession has grown in China in the last few years. According to Ministry of Justice statistics for 2009, there were more than 15,000 law firms, 166,000 lawyers, and 220,000 individuals working in the field. The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The China's Ministry of Justice promulgated measures on September 21, 2009, designed to regulate the way in which certificates of practice are issued to lawyers and law firms. The Measures came into force on the day of The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On July 1, 2009, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, expressed concern about a restrictive atmosphere affecting how lawyers represent clients in Cambodia. Some attorneys have themselves faced criminal On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and conditions, and organization of the service, as well as access The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World It was reported on April 21, 2009, that Cameroonian President Paul Biya had enacted a new law on legal aid. This law stipulates the conditions under which legal aid may be provided and establishes commissions with Prior to 2008, in order to become a barrister in Ireland, a person had to pass an examination to prove that he or she was "competent" in the Irish language. (Legal Practioners (Qualification) Act, 1929 (Act On January 27, 2009, Qatar's Shura Council, an appointed body that evaluates proposed legislation, reviewed new amendments to article 4 of Law 23-2006 on the right to practice law. Under the current version of article 4, On May 20, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposal for a law that defines the crime of infringement of an attorney#cius, a member of the On May 11, 2008, Rwanda's first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who officiated at the opening ceremony, stated that the Institute's A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540332_text