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Hispanic National Bar Association and Legal Education Fund to Support Latino ...Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New ChallengeChina-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Get Secret Deal DataAttorney Christopher Porrino named to head N.J. Division of LawWe could take legal action over treaty, Cameron warnsUK PM: Will Act If New European Pact Strays From Fiscal IssuesA Positive Agenda for the TPP IP ChapterControversial NDAA law sparks debate at UTEP, nationwideSTOCK Act Clears Congressional HurdleHow to Write Legal Content That People Will ReadRailroads Pushing to Repeal Safety LawsDNA test must be done in child's best interestAttorney James "Jim" Strawn Joins Burleson LLP As Of CounselAnimal advocates support tougher cruelty lawsChina-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Grab Secret Deal Data

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J&G Attorney Disputes Assertions That Protest Over GHURA Award is Subject to ...
Pacific News CenterJanuary 1, 2012

HUD further explains, "Each year, the IRS allocates housing tax credits to designated state agencies - typically state housing finance agencies - which in turn award the credits to developers of qualified projects. ... The state allocating agency must ...more »

Wisconsin Act 10 could be game-changer for nation [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]
Insurance News Net (press release)January 2, 2012

The obnoxious, irresponsible and thuggish behavior we witnessed when the law was being debated has temporarily given way to a recall effort against Wisconsin's governor. To the national unions, the millions of dollars they are spending is an investment...more »

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Hispanic National Bar Association and Legal Education Fund to Support Latino ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 31, 2012

This event, which will take place on February 4th, is not only an entertaining day of activities, networking, and socializing for tournament players and non-players alike, but also the largest fundraiser for the HNBA Legal Education Fund ("The Fund").more »

Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge
NPRJanuary 31, 2012

Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done. From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. And I'm Audie Cornish.more »

China-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Get Secret Deal Data
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

The Canadian government later killed the BHP takeover using federal powers to declare it wasn't in the nation's interest. Similarities between the Canadian attack and other recent intrusions at US law firms suggest that cyberattacks on attorneys are ...more »

Attorney Christopher Porrino named to head N.J. Division of Law
newjerseynewsroom.comJanuary 31, 2012

Christopher S. Porrino, a lawyer with Lowenstein Sandler PC, on Tuesday was named director of the state Division of Law by Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. Porrino, 44, of Union County, is expected to begin his new position by the end of February.more »

We could take legal action over treaty, Cameron warns
Channel 4 NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs that Britain will take legal action if the new treaty drawn up by eurozone nations threatens the country's national interests. To view this video you will need to have Adobe Flash installed.more »

UK PM: Will Act If New European Pact Strays From Fiscal Issues
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

"I made clear we will watch this closely and if necessary we will take action, including legal action, if our national interests are threatened by the misuse of the institutions," Cameron said. "The principle that the EU institutions should only act...more »

A Positive Agenda for the TPP IP Chapter
International IP and the Public InterestJanuary 31, 2012

Acknowledge domestic flexibility define patentability standards (India Patent Act 3d). eg: “The effect of TRIPS Art. 27 is to leave countries free to define inventive step, including to ban patents on new forms or uses of existing substances that do ...more »

Controversial NDAA law sparks debate at UTEP, nationwide
The ProspectorJanuary 31, 2012

31, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2012 into US law, which authorized $662 billion in funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad. The law has stirred up criticism ...more »

STOCK Act Clears Congressional Hurdle
New York Daily News (blog)January 31, 2012

“They also deserve to know their lawmakers' only interest is what's best for the country, not their own financial interests,” she said. While insider trading law apply to ordinary Americans, a recent CBS “60 Minutes” report highlighted how Congress got ...more »

How to Write Legal Content That People Will Read
JD Supra (press release)January 31, 2012

Too much content on law firm websites is directed more toward search engines than people. Content that reads like this: Bankruptcy law in Chicago is practiced by our Chicago bankruptcy attorney, who knows the Illinois law on bankruptcy.more »

Railroads Pushing to Repeal Safety Laws
InjuryBoard.comJanuary 31, 2012

The law requires installation of a technology known as “Positive Train Control” (PTC) on all passenger trains and those carrying extremely hazardous materials. The PTC system includes GPS and wireless communications technology and central control ...more »

DNA test must be done in child's best interest
The StarJanuary 31, 2012

His view was that the issue of a DNA test was irrelevant to the determination of the case before the Children's Court because, under the Children Act, section 24(2), the most important matter was parental responsibility. He invited the court to take ...more »

Attorney James "Jim" Strawn Joins Burleson LLP As Of Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Burleson LLP announced today that James "Jim" Strawn, who has more than three decades of experience as an oil and gas attorney, has joined the energy law firm's Pittsburgh location as Of Counsel.more »

Animal advocates support tougher cruelty laws
Minot Daily NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Mock said legislators were concerned for the livestock industry, although the amended bill was supported by a diverse coalition of farm groups, veterinarians and county officials. "There's a common interest across the state to address those laws.more »

China-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Grab Secret Deal Data
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

Though the deal eventually fell apart for unrelated reasons, the incident illustrates the vulnerability of law firms. They are increasingly threatened with a loss of client business if they can't show improved security as such attacks continue to ...more »

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