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U.S. Diversity Push For Lawyers, Agents To Tackle Housing Crisis

U.S. Diversity Push For Lawyers, Agents To Tackle Housing Crisis

 Former non-profit worker Christine Hernandez had never considered becoming a housing attorney, but after 2015, when she got priced out of her home in Oakland, California, she thought a lot about the issue. Over the next five years, Hernandez and her family went through a period of unstable housing, including nearly three years squatting. Then, last […]

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association Celebrate Silver Jubilee

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association Celebrate Silver Jubilee

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA), a non-profit organisation providing women with access to legal resources and services, recently marked its silver jubilee. The organisation, which has been in existence since 1992, has seen most of its early members rising through the ranks to occupy key roles in the country’s judicial system. At the organisation’s anniversary […]

Women Lawyers Association Calls On Ladies To Be Careful When Choosing Partners

Women Lawyers Association Calls On Ladies To Be Careful When Choosing Partners

Quarrels break out in some families as a consequence of the President’s order for couples to legalize their marriage. First wives ask for the review of the law that governs marriage in Burundi. Many couples rush to commune offices to marry. The problem arises when the husband has more than one wife and chooses to […]

On Nigerian Lawyers And Received English Lore

A couple of weeks ago, I received a bulletin email from Dr Aminu Gamawa, secretary of the newly constituted “Nigerian Bar Association Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee”. According to the email, this committee had been created to review “the current regulatory objectives and the regulatory architecture of the legal profession”. This is a good idea. […]

Female Lawyers Urged To Pursue Gender Disparity Bill In National Assembly

Female Lawyers Urged To Pursue Gender Disparity Bill In National Assembly

A lecturer at the just concluded Africa Regional Conference of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nigeria has urged female lawyers to re-present the Gender Disparity Bill to the National Assembly. Prof. Dakas G.J. Dakas of the University of Jos, a discussant on the topic “Gender Disparity and the Legal Profession: The Nigeria […]

Protesting lawyers Shut Down Parts Of Abuja, Want SSS To Obey Court orders

Protesting lawyers Shut Down Parts Of Abuja, Want SSS To Obey Court orders

Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS. The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission. They are currently […]

China To Release Human Rights Worker Zhao Wei On Bail After A Year Of Detention

China To Release Human Rights Worker Zhao Wei On Bail After A Year Of Detention

Almost a year to the day after she was seized from her Beijing home and spirited into secret detention, Chinese police say they have released a young legal assistant on bail. Zhao Wei, 24, was taken into custody on 10 July 2015, on the second day of what activists have described as an unprecedented government […]