90 ABA Journal articles on India.

States split on new ABA Model Rule limiting harassing or discriminatory conduct
States have been divided on whether to adopt new ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), which prohibits lawyers from engaging in harassing or discriminatory conduct.
Advocacy: Beating a Dead Horse

Do you have some purpose in mind in your persistent questioning? Are your questions a tactical gambit with a strategic goal you can articulate, at least to yourself, and hopefully it becomes apparent to others? Or are you just belaboring the obvious?

A Tradition of Jailhouse Lawyers: Amateur attorneys fill vital need for inmate access to the courts
Jailhouse lawyers still serve a vital need in prisons. However, prison officials generally do not view jailhouse lawyers as valuable purveyors of knowledge.
IP litigator says she was startled to find that her art forgery article had been plagiarized online

When intellectual property litigator Leila Amineddoleh read a recent online article about fake and falsely attributed art works, she was startled.

The Tehelka Blog article, “The Rise Of…

Vivek Maru: Drawing the arc to global justice

After finishing at Harvard College and before entering Yale Law School, Vivek Maru, born and reared in the U.S., took off more than a year to live in a hut…

DIY legal websites threaten to outsource Indian lawyers
‘Talaq’ Text Is Valid for Divorce, Imam Says; But Bombay High Court Demands More in Different Case

An Islamic imam who oversees a mosque in Ghaziabad, India, has declared a marriage void on the basis of a text message a man sent to his wife stating “talaq”…

Despite Globalization, Lawyers Find New Barriers to Practicing Abroad

Lisa A. Alfaro joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1995 after receiving her JD from Stanford Law School. Now she is partner in charge of the firm’s São Paulo office in Brazil, and she co-chairs the Latin America practice group. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and she is licensed in California and New York.

But there is one thing Alfaro can’t do: engage in any kind of local law practice in Brazil.

As a registered foreign legal consultant, Alfaro may advise her clients—primarily multinational companies—on U.S. and international law relating to such things as mergers and acquisitions, and project finance.

But under rules promulgated by Brazil’s national bar association, she is barred from giving clients any advice on Brazilian law, even though she is well-versed in it.

“The fact that we can’t practice locally is certainly the largest challenge we face,” says Alfaro. “I make it clear to each client that they have to talk to the Brazil counsel about an issue, even if I am up-to-date on the law.”

And now it might become even more difficult for foreign lawyers like Alfaro to work closely with local counsel.

The Disrupter: David Perla, Pangea3

India, with its booming economy and wealth of young, educated lawyers eager for work, was at the forefront of David Perla’s mind the day he met with his good friend…

Eleven People Killed in Bomb Explosion at New Delhi Appeals Court

Updated: A bomb exploded at an appeals court in India today, killing eleven people and wounding 59 others.

The bomb was hidden in a brief case at an entrance to…

Cornell Law Forms Partnership with Law School in India

Cornell Law School and India-based Jindal Global Law school announced a new collaborative initiative between the schools that includes faculty and student exchange programs and joint teaching and research initiatives.

Harvard Law Fellow Is New Leader of Tibetan Government in Exile

Harvard Law School fellow Lobsang Sangay has won election as the new prime minister of Tibet’s government in exile.

Sangay, 43, won with 55 percent of the vote, according to…

To Better Understand U.S. Laws, CU-Boulder Law Students Head to India

University of Colorado third-year law students enrolled in a new class will travel to Bangalore, India, during spring break to gain a better understanding of U.S. laws.

The CU course,…

Harvard Professor Announces Launch of Project to Study Impact of Emerging Economies on Lawyers

David B. Wilkins, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on where the legal profession is headed, received the outstanding scholar award Saturday from the fellows of the American Bar Foundation.…

ABA President Urges India Bar to Maintain Status Quo While It Debates Foreign Law Offices

ABA President Stephen N. Zack is urging the Bar Council of India to maintain the status quo as it considers whether to allow foreign lawyers to establish law firms in…

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