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Women lawyers’ body slams organisers over response to sexual harassment claim

The Association of Women Lawyers says organisers of CLAP ’19 failed to show any compassion or empathy for the victim.

Weinstein hires 2 new attorneys ahead of sex assault trial

Harvey Weinstein has seen a string of high-profile lawyers come and go from the case since his indictment last year.

Kids taking part in protests isn’t exploitation, say lawyers

However, lawyer Sharmila Sekaran says what's important is ensuring their safety.

Lawyers tell why accused must be in court after arrest warrant...

They say case mentions are important as that is when the judge gives directions on the forthcoming hearing.

We have right to host High Court registry too, Sabah lawyers...

It is unfair to stonewall the decision to relocate the Registry of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, say 3 senior lawyers.

Draft of Legal Profession Bill isn’t from AG’s Chambers, says Sarawak...

It rejects any move to extend the Legal Profession Act 1976 to Sarawak as it would encroach on state's rights.

New Bar chief says better for AG to explain decision to...

But Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says the attorney-general is not obliged to do so.

Lawyers split over whether RCI into judge’s expose will bring changes

Some say that, based on past RCIs, little can be achieved while others say such an inquiry may result in reforms to the judiciary.

Report: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation

Renault's lawyers say they have serious concerns about the methods used by the company and its legal team, including the way they treated some Renault employees

Dancing with lawyers: Richard and Tommy do the twist

Although Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas did not burn up the dance floor at the Sabah and Sarawak legal fratenity’s gala dinner, their twists have led to a burning debate.

White House pushes back after explosive report alleges Trump told lawyer...

Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani calls the allegation in the BuzzFeed report "categorically false" in a comment sent to several White House reporters.

Retaining preventive laws still the best option

National security is more important than pandering to lawyers and NGOs who feel that preventive laws such as Sosma and Poca infringe human rights.

Represent poor and needy people too, chief justice tells lawyers

Richard Malanjum says this will give experience to young lawyers newly called to the Bar while ensuring that poor people receive justice too.

Lawyers split over use of preventive laws to maintain peace and...

These laws are needed to act against those behaving violently or making inflammatory speeches that touch on race relations, says criminal lawyer N Sivananthan, while another says PH must keep its election promise to repeal such laws.

Law firm Skrine denies hiring thugs in temple fracas

The firm’s partner, Khoo Guan Huat, says none of its lawyers have been arrested by the police.

Govt looking at replacing CLP with common bar course

Law Minister Liew Vui Keong says many students sitting for the Certificate of Legal Practice exam are unhappy and want the government to introduce a common bar course instead.

El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico’s...

Guzman, who twice dramatically escaped from Mexican maximum security prisons, has been kept in solitary confinement in Manhattan.

Possible Jho Low-DoJ deal worries Malaysia, says report

The fugitive businessman's lawyers have met with officials from the Department of Justice, says Sarawak Report.

Navy cadet’s death: Lawyers say post-mortem ‘never released’

The lawyers say only the preliminary post-mortem report was presented to Joseph Soosaimanicckam's family this month, with lab results still pending.

Kit Siang readies lawyers to take action against ex-IGP Hanif

DAP veteran says the seven grounds for his detention under ISA in 1969 made no reference to any proposal by him to divide the peninsula into east coast for Malays and west coast for Chinese.

Hospital slammed for not releasing autopsy report on navy cadet

Lawyers for Liberty says Perak Health Department should release post-mortem report if it has nothing to hide.

Counsel: Haul up lawyers for overlooking unfair ECRL, pipeline contracts

Lawyers owe a duty of care and must be held accountable to their clients, says Jagjit Singh.

Ex-spy chief seeks ruling on detainee’s right to access lawyer

Hasanah Abdul Hamid claims MACC investigators breached her right to have access to a lawyer to enable her to give instruction.

Lawyers representing ex-intel chief slam MACC

Law firm takes issue with statements issued by the anti-graft agency saying it put their client in bad light.

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