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Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Randolph's BP deal violated state law
Tri Parish TimesMarch 1, 2012

Because BP has a financial relationship with the parish, Randolph cannot accept gifts from the company, according to state law. In the same vein, state law prohibits Randolph from entering into personal economic agreements with the company.more »

Federal Regulations
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API warns 'duplicative' regulations could hinder growth of shale industry
State JournalMarch 1, 2012

"We are concerned that there are now 10 separate federal agencies looking to study and potentially add new and unnecessary layers of regulation on hydraulic fracturing," Isakower told reporters. The federal agencies studying or considering action on ...more »

Administrative Law
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Rochester attorney Sean Gleason announces candidacy for Supreme Court
Penfield PostMarch 16, 2012

In 2000, he accepted an appointment as principal law clerk and counsel to 7th district Administrative Justice Thomas M. VanStrydonck, whose retirement at the end of 2012 is creating the vacancy Gleason seeks to fill. During this time, Gleason assisted ...more »

Investigations
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Four teens charged in Lisbon wrestling bullying investigation
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesMarch 1, 2012

However, the parent said in January he “was going to wait until the (Division of Criminal Investigation) finished their work” before commenting further. Before the Christmas break, the team canceled practices and did not wrestle in a meet with ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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New Police Chief Proud Of Department's Commitment To Community
Hartford CourantMarch 1, 2012

And then he took a course on law enforcement administration. "That was it, I was hooked," he said Wednesday, midway through his first week on the job as the town's seventh police chief. "This is a great community and I feel like I've been a part of ...more »

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