Home In-Depth Reporting Executive director calls for ABA action to… MIDYEAR MEETING REPORT By Molly McDonough April 2018 Jack Rives. Photography by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ABA Executive Director Jack Rives told the ABA’s policymaking body that “this is no time to … take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” He called on ABA leadership to take action to increase lawyer members. Rives’ call to action on a new membership model came after a stark presentation of the ABA’s continuous market share decline. Forty years ago, 50 percent of the lawyers in the United States were members of the ABA. The ABA currently has a 22 percent market share. Speaking to the House of Delegates at the ABA Midyear Meeting, Rives said the ABA’s membership currently stands at 412,499 members, 70 percent of whom are lawyers. Another 26 percent are students, and 4 percent—including paralegals and … [Read more...] about Executive director calls for ABA action to increase lawyer members
Home In-Depth Reporting Message to potential candidates: Run, woman,… MIDYEAR MEETING REPORT By Lee Rawles April 2018 Ellen Rosenblum by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins Ellen Rosenblum, the first woman to serve as attorney general for Oregon, has a message for all women considering a run for office: Don’t overthink it. “When the thought hits you, go for it,” Rosenblum said. “Please run. We need you.” Rosenblum spoke Feb. 2 during “Challenges and Rewards for Women in Politics: Both Personal and Professional,” a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Women Lawyers Forum during the ABA Midyear Meeting. She was joined by Suzanne Anton, the former attorney general and minister of justice for British Columbia. “There’s sort of a cliche that there’s too many lawyers in politics,” Anton told the sold-out crowd. “I don’t know where that cliche came from … [Read more...] about Message to potential candidates: Run, woman, run!
Home In-Depth Reporting Learn to deal with—and not hide—excessive… On Well-Being By Jeena Cho April 2018 Shutterstock According to the 2016 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation/ABA study, 19 percent of lawyers suffer from anxiety. In my experience from working with lawyers, anxiety is the unwanted roommate inside the mind that you can’t get rid of. We may learn to live with it, like a bad skin rash or perhaps an incurable tumor. Sometimes, when I offer workshops on stress and anxiety management, I’ll distribute the symptoms of anxiety disorders, the most common being generalized anxiety disorder. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the manual therapists refer to for diagnosing mental health conditions, GAD is defined as “excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least six months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school … [Read more...] about Learn to deal with—and not hide—excessive worry
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian March 31, 2018 12:56 pm Change Font Size “Plainly read, the power of declaration of a “protected system” may invade a copyright which may be vested in a private owner. However, such a situation is taken care of by the provisions contained in Section 2(k) and 17(d) of the Copyright Act.” The Supreme Court has repelled challenge to the constitutional validity of Section 70 of the Information Technology Act 2000, which gives power to the government to declare any computer resource as ‘protected system’. The consequence of such a declaration is that only persons authorized by government will be able to access the system, and access by unauthorized persons is treated as an offence leading to imprisonment up to 10 years. The challenge was raised by a programmer, who claimed that he had developed an e-governance program for the Government of Kerala named … [Read more...] about SC Repels Challenge Against Sec. 70 Of IT Act Giving Power To Govt To Declare Computer Resource As ‘Protected System’ [Read Judgment]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok K.M March 31, 2018 10:26 am Change Font Size The Supreme Court, in M/s Lion Engineering Consultants v State of MP, has made an observation that the ‘public policy of India’ refers to law in force in India whether state law or Central law. A bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was dealing with an appeal related to proceedings of setting aside of award delivered by the arbitral tribunal in a dispute in the execution of a works contract was referred to the arbitrator. The question that arose was whether the objection, having not been raised under Section 16(2) of the Act before the arbitrator, could be raised under Section 34 of the Act. The court, referring to its earlier decision in MSP Infrastructure Ltd v Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd, observed that both stages were independent. “We do not see any bar to plea of jurisdiction being raised by way of an objection under Section 34 … [Read more...] about Public Policy Of India Refers To Law In Force In India, Whether State Law Or Central Law: SC [Read Order]