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    Swiss voters back law behind Covid vaccine certificate | Switzerland

    Swiss voters have firmly backed the law behind the country’s Covid pass in a referendum, following a tense campaign that saw unprecedented levels of hostility. Early results on Sunday showed about two-thirds of voters supported the law, with market researchers GFS Bern projecting 63% backing. The police fenced off the seat of government and parliament in Bern in anticipation of protests. Results from 16 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons showed 61.9% had voted in favour of the law, on a 64% turnout. The referendum was held as the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, classified as a variant of concern by the World  

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    Law Firm Hiring, Legal Innovation & Pro Bono November 2021

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving! We’re back with another edition of our legal industry news column, highlighting the latest attorney moves, law firm hiring, innovation and pro bono efforts.  Read on for the latest news. Attorney Moves & Law Firm Hiring Shumaker added several new attorneys to its Sarasota, Tampa and Toledo offices. The newest hires include Jacqueline Gardner and Travis Taaffe in Sarasota, who are also members of Shumaker’s Financial Services Industry Group. “We are excited to add two new associates to the Financial Services Business Sector here in Sarasota with the addition of Jackie and Travis,” said  

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    Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Is a Threat to the Rule of Law

    Photo: Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images In August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse brought an AR-15 to downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the name of law and order. As protests and riots raged in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the 17-year-old Blue Lives Matter enthusiast felt called to serve as an amateur armed guard for a Kenosha car dealership. He ended up shooting two unarmed protesters dead and blowing off another’s right bicep. Now, a Wisconsin jury is deliberating over whether Rittenhouse’s shooting spree constituted a crime. And many legal observers believe it did not, or at least that the  

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    Emerging Legal Technology Forum 2021: Law firms need to leverage legal tech to stay competitive

    Emerging legal technology dynamics brings along issues of managing risk, technology prioritization, and in-line evolutionary needs associated with these new technologies, all of which can greatly impact the pace and delivery of legal services today. This theme dominated the recent 2021 Emerging Legal Technology Forum, presented by Thomson Reuters Institute last week in Boston. Many panels explored common themes and imperatives essential to staying competitive in a dynamic legal technology industry, such as the use of AI in functions like contract development, automating workflows, and blockchain. Sessions also discussed legal tech service delivery, how project finances and priorities are  

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    Alum establishes fellowship for Duke Law graduates to pursue legal work in field of public interest

    James Scott Farrin, Law School ’90, has established a new fellowship that allows recent Duke Law graduates to pursue legal work in the field of public interest for a year.  The $500,000 gift includes health insurance, salary and benefits and must be applied at a 501(c)(3) organization serving the public good.  Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke dean of the School of Law, noted that the Law School continues to invest in opportunities in public interest law for law students, building upon its existing strength in the field.  “The Farrin Fellowship will help one of those students  

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