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Gabrielle Canny: Online Dispute Resolution reduces the reliance on courts and lawyers
The AdvertiserJanuary 22, 2017

In contrast, online dispute resolution (ODR) reduces the reliance on courts and lawyers. ODR provides a structured pathway for separating couples to resolve disputes themselves with online assistance. It empowers them to cooperatively reach an ...more »

Cash-strapped council gives a personal injury law firm a £300000 taxpayer-funded grant only for it to be spent on ...
Daily MailJanuary 23, 2017

A personal injury firm run by a Lamborghini-loving boss spent a £300,000 council grant helping to pimp their offices with a pool table and TVs. Dr Imran Akram, who founded Asons Solicitors, has been accused of securing the taxpayer-funded cash by ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Hate crimes against Jewish people in the UK rise to record levels
MetroFebruary 2, 2017

Incidents of damage and desecration to Jewish property increased by a quarter to 81. There were 107 violent anti-Semitic assaults reported – the highest number since 2010. None were classified as 'extreme violence' – meaning attacks involving ...more »

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Lawmakers consider bill prohibiting misdemeanor sex-crime expungement
Indiana LawyerJanuary 24, 2017

Both David Powell with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Counsel and Larry Landis with the Indiana Public Defenders Council spoke in support of Young's bill eliminating expungement of misdemeanor sex offenses, but Landis expressed some concern ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Former judge Creuzot lauches bid for Dallas County DA
WFAA.comFebruary 6, 2017

Creuzot, 59, says he wants to focus on criminal justice reform as his main focus for the office. “I think it's a good time to focus on it, I think the community needs it, I think the community wants it," Cruezot said. Cruezot, a practicing criminal ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Most Wanted | February Fugitive Roundup
Mansfield News JournalFebruary 5, 2017

... Lexington Police Department, Loudonville Police Department, Mansfield Municipal Probation, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ontario Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, Richland County Probation, Richland County ...more »

Police Brutality
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Recalling 'People's Lawyer' Leonard Weinglass – Consortiumnews
Consortium NewsJanuary 30, 2017

In many of the major social/political battles of the Twentieth Century, lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended activists facing government criminal charges, as a new ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Financial Crime Solutions in Demand as Nepal Moves to Grow Economy
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 3, 2017

FICO and its partner ELAM, a leading reseller and provider of technology solutions and services, will present to the nation's lenders on a new analytic approach to help reduce money laundering and white collar crime. The Nepalese government recently ...more »

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Q&A: Criminal defense attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz talks about her passion for the rights of the accused
Journal TimesFebruary 12, 2017

I think defense work is more idealistic. I think a good criminal lawyer could try a case from either side. What I think happens a lot when you're a prosecutor is you're only seeing that person you prosecute through the lens of what they're accused of ...more »

Gun Charges
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Bid to alter Ramsey gun law may thwart firing range
NorthJersey.comJanuary 27, 2017

RAMSEY – The borough is attempting to amend its gun control laws, which may derail a proposal to build a 60,620-square-foot indoor firing range. Under revision is a local 1961 ordinance that prohibits the firing of “any pistol, shotgun, rifle or other ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Roof's defense team tried to suppress statements, evidence seize ...
WFXG.comFebruary 2, 2017

Newly-unsealed documents from the federal trial of the man accused in the Charleston church shooting reveal his defense tried to suppress some of the earliest ...more »

Mother and son charged with Clarksville murder
WGRZ.comFebruary 2, 2017

ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY -- New York State Police say a mother and son from Olean now face second degree murder charges. Lana Joseph, 51, and Richard Mosher III, 26, are being held on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond at the Allegany County jail.more »

Sex Crimes
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Bills dealing with sex crime punishments move to full Senate
Indiana LawyerFebruary 8, 2017

Members of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee unanimously passed Senate Bills 166 and 169 Tuesday afternoon. Both bills deal with the proper punishments for sex crimes, though one seeks harsher punishment while the other is designed ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Acting head of state prisons system boosts Cuomo jail visit plan
New York Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2017

And there are designated days and activities like plays and graduations behind bars that encourages family visits, he said. The plan to reduce the number of visitation days is opposed by prisoner rights groups. Assembly corrections committee chairman ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Silk's legislation will do nothing but cost money
Tahlequah Daily PressFebruary 1, 2017

Unfortunately, Silk has forgotten abortion is legal at the federal level, and federal law supercedes state law every time. What does Silk think this will accomplish, other than pandering to his base? The new law - for self-serving, self-righteous ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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The 'adult' section might be closed but Miami sex workers still on the job
Miami HeraldFebruary 2, 2017

And while the site's founders face criminal charges in California, there's also a debate emerging in the law enforcement community over whether the legal crackdown is the smart way to root out the site's worst users. Some investigators and advocacy ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Revealed: London motorists fined a record £127m by councils for minor offences
Evening StandardJanuary 30, 2017

London councils are using special powers to fine motorists a record £127 million a year for minor driving offences, it can be revealed today. Almost one million tickets were issued after spy cameras caught drivers getting stuck in yellow box junctions ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Faith coalition backs plan to raise age of juvenile offenders from 17 to 18
Chron.comFebruary 1, 2017

"Ninety-five percent of these 17-year-olds are committing low-level nonviolent crimes," Jenkins said. "In the juvenile system, those wouldn't result in detention at all. The ultimate result may be 2, 5 or 10—some low number—of 17-year-olds that need ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Former Labette County banker's sentencing delayed
Parsons SunFebruary 7, 2017

Keith L. Shaffer, 61, Altamont, was convicted of misapplication of bank funds, wire fraud, misappropriation of insurance funds and three counts of making a false statement on a federal tax return. One charge of bank fraud was dismissed before trial and ...more »


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