Family Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

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 »

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Top New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Joel S. Walter to Lead I CARE Foundation ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

Joel S. Walter, a highly respected and renown New York City criminal defense lawyer and a Board of Director member of the International Child Abduction Research and Enlightenment Foundation (I CARE Foundation), will oversee the foundation's newly ...more »

Guardianship
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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 »

Divorce & Separation
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'PINOY DIVORCE'
TempoMarch 1, 2012

By CHARISSA M. LUCI Manila, Philippines – One of the principal authors of the “Filipino-style“ divorce bill is not giving up the battle for the passage of the infamous measure, which remains pending before the House Committee on Revision of Laws.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Court skeptical of new law that puts restrictions on registering voters
St. Augustine RecordMarch 2, 2012

The hearing was the first on the merits of the elections law since lawmakers approved HB 1355 last year. The League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote and the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund went to court late last year to ask the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Experts: Repealing state sex ed law could lead to rise in STIs
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 14, 2012

»The Living Health Community Clinic, 510 Doctors Court, provides testing for Winnebago County residents who don't have insurance. It is open, by appointment, Monday-Thursday. »The UW-Oshkosh Student Health Center provides STI and HIV testing for ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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No Downside To Offering Domestic Partner Benefits
Lez Get RealMarch 4, 2012

A new study from the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute has “found that local ordinances that require city and county contractors to offer domestic partner benefits, such as health insurance coverage, have no adverse economic impact and offer some ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Colorado undertaker accused of stealing dental gold from corpses
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

Adrian David Kline, 43, who worked as a contract embalmer at several Denver-area mortuaries, is charged with providing false information to pawnbrokers, according to a 10-count indictment returned last week in Boulder County District Court and released ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Motion: Sheriff won't get fair shake in domestic violence trial in San Francisco
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked Monday to move his domestic violence trial out of the city, contending that the torrent of publicity surrounding allegations that he abused his Venezuelan soap star wife will make it difficult ...more »

Name Changes
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Fewer brides choose to keep their maiden names
Detroit Free PressMarch 7, 2012

Photos by KIMBERLY P. MITCHELL/Detroit Free Press Deanna Falzone plans to use her maiden name for work as a television reporter in Lansing after she marries Peter Vander Kolk in September, but will legally take his name after the wedding.more »

Foster Care
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Foster care training conference set
Vallejo Times-HeraldMarch 2, 2012

Solano Community College's Foster & Kinship Care Education division will hold its annual training conference March 15-18. It's called "Somewhere Over the Rainbow..." The annual conference provides training to foster and adoption parents along with ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Women debate “glass ceiling and sticky floor”
swissinfo.chMarch 8, 2012

Both sexes agree that men should be entitled to paternity leave, but they disagree over whether the 14-week statutory maternity leave, among the shortest in Europe, should be extended. 18% of men say parenthood is a career setback, but only 3% of women ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mother's Funeral
ABC News (blog)March 1, 2012

“This isn't about gay rights and it isn't about Catholic bashing, it is simply about the conduct of a reprehensible priest,” said Johnson. But the head of DignityUSA, a group that focuses on gay and lesbian rights and the Catholic Church, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child welfare confidentiality draws scrutiny
Evansville Courier & PressMarch 4, 2012

By AP SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana law that keeps all child-protection records confidential except in cases of fatality or near fatality is out of date and prevents accountability when a child dies, some judges and lawmakers say.more »

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