Pallavi Shroff: It wasn’t easy. That was a time when very few women lawyers were actually in the profession, who took it seriously and did the practise. Since it was a full time profession, it was difficult. I could have counted 10 women lawyers who were in court coming to the court daily and doing the work in Delhi High Court. Therefore, it wasn’t easy to start off. Primarily the resistance was from the clients. The clients were not used to dealing with the women lawyers- whether for litigation or corporate matters; they were not used to dealing with women lawyers. I had clients who would say, “We want to meet Mr. Shroff and we will wait.” Then Mr Shroff used to respond, “I am not dealing with this case, she is and you will have to meet her.” There was also some sort of inherent feeling within few of the Judges who felt that women lawyers will not take the work seriously. But some were really encouraging. I remember one instance where, I was … [Read more...] about Talking Law: Pallavi Shroff, Senior Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas
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There is no federal requirement that schools watch out for lead in their water. The good news is that states are picking up some of the slack. At least eight states require school districts to test for lead, according to GAO, and most of the laws came about in the last two years, presumably because of Flint. Thirteen more states are helping schools test their water voluntarily. … [Read more...] about Most Public Schools Aren’t Even Checking For Lead In The Water
“The facts are clear. While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been 'considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities,'' Wiles said in a statement provided to NBC News. "And, El Paso was a safe city long before any wall was built. President Trump continues to give a false narrative about a great city that truly represents what this great nation is all about." … [Read more...] about State of the Union fact check: What’s true and false in Trump’s address
In one new feature, the deal requires that 40 percent of cars' contents eventually be made in countries that pay autoworkers at least $16 an hour — that is, in the United States, or Canada, but not in Mexico. It also requires Mexico to pursue an overhaul of labor law to encourage independent unions that will bargain for higher wages and better working conditions for Mexicans. … [Read more...] about Fact-check: What Trump got right and wrong in State of the Union address
The Legislative Analyst’s Office on Wednesday published a new report studying Newsom’s proposed education budget. It warned the state is collecting less tax revenue than Newsom projected, which could lead to less guaranteed money for schools when lawmakers meet to refine a state budget in May and June. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Is California really ranked 41st in education spending nationwide?