A coalition of lawyers from the San Diego and Los Angeles counties have committed to providing free legal assistance to Asian American victims of harassment and discrimination.
On Wednesday, the People’s Alliance for Justice announced the creation of the Legal Aid Task Force, which offers pro bono legal representation to Asian Americans in civil rights discrimination cases, CBS8 reports.
Christina Ignatius, a lawyer from Irvine, Orange County, California who drew massive backlash online last week for making jokes about Asian stereotypes on Facebook, claims she received numerous threats after her post went viral.
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The legal counsel representing Dr. David Dao, the passenger forced off a United Airlines flight on Sunday, is reportedly known as “the everyman’s lawyer.”
Thomas Demetrio, also known as “Tom,” made a name in the courts by getting involved in major lawsuits and winning millions of dollars in personal injury cases. He is the same attorney who represented former NFL and NHL players and their families in a concussion class action against the leagues, The Chicago Tribune wrote.
The jailing of defense lawyer Zhou Shifeng and his fellow human rights activists were among China’s top legal achievements in 2016, according to Chinese Supreme People’s Court Chief Justice Zhou Qiang.
In an annual work report submitted to the country’s rubber stamp legislature, Qiang commended the Chinese courts for the “severe punishment of the crime of endangering state security” on Sunday.
Despite being legally blind, this Google employee commutes to work each day from New Jersey to his office in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Jack Chen, Google’s legal counsel, makes his way through two train stations, the subway and the chaotic sidewalks of Manhattan to get to his office.
Chen told Bloomberg in an interview:
A Chinese lawyer’s clothes got torn apart after he was reportedly assaulted by courtroom officers for his refusal to hand over his mobile phone.
Guangxi attorney Wu Liangshu was filing a case at a local district court on Friday when court police suspected him of secretly recording the trial using his phone, the South China Morning Post reported.
On a US Airways flight carrying 267 passengers that departed from Charlotte, North Carolina, to London this week, a female lawyer in first class tried to unwind and sleep by taking Zaleplon, a prescribed drug for insomnia, and drinking three glasses of wine on an empty stomach after having refused dinner. That’s when she says she blacked out.
When she regained consciousness, she found herself being restrained and her flight, then in Nova Scotia, being diverted to Philadelphia, where several law enforcement officers were waiting to take her to the Tinicum Township Police Department for investigation.