February 13, 2013 Associated Press Rafael Marques de Morais—a well-known reporter and human rights and anti-corruption activist in Angola—had a libel case brought against him and his Portuguese publisher by nine Angolan generals thrown out in Portugal. Following an urgent request to ISLP from Mr. Marquez for assistance with his defense in Portugal, ISLP enlisted the pro bono support of Manuel Magalhães e Silva, a partner with the Portuguese law firm Jardim, Sampaio, Magalhães e Silva e Associados to represent him.
October 16, 2012 Malawian student activist Robert Chasowa, a critic of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika, was murdered and did not kill himself as police first claimed, a committee of inquiry found this week. ISLP volunteer Robert Kinney assisted with the case. <Read>
September 1, 2012 The American Lawyer will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to ISLP Co-Founder and Co-President Robert Kapp at its October 24 Annual Dinner in honor of his enduring commitment to pro bono. <Read>
July 23, 2012 ISLP introduced its first book-length publication, Exporting the Matrix: The Campaign to Reform Media Laws Abroad, edited by Richard N. Winfield, head of ISLP's Media Law Working Group. Exporting the Matrix presents the personal accounts of 15 international media law specialists who have worked pro bono helping transitional democracies draft and revise legislation involving freedom of information and provide on-site assistance to local stakeholders around the world.
July 10, 2012 "...According to the law, every citizen is able to obtain any piece of information he wants unless it falls under exceptions mentioned in the law. Not only will citizens be entitled to access oral information, but they should also be provided with paperwork which documents it." <Read>
June 18, 2012 Pour attirer les investissements directs étrangers, Haïti a besoin, entre autres mesures, d'institutionnaliser la pratique des modes alternatifs de résolution de différends dans les affaires. La Chambre de conciliation et d'arbitrage (CCAH), avec le soutien de la Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID), jette les bases d'un centre arbitral dans le pays en organisant des séances pour des professionnels haïtiens de différents domaines. <Read>
June 5, 2012 Tanzania has been training government officials, taxmen and representatives from various ministries on strategic issues underlying taxation in the country's extractive industry. The 9th training session is currently underway in Arusha under auspices of the Attorney General Chambers, who organised it in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) and the International Monetary Fund. <Read>
April 2, 2012 Recently I've spent time with several groups of happy big-firm partners. They talk about their fulfilling work, grateful clients, and collaborative colleagues. They say they can't wait to start their next project. Mostly, they smile. Several I've known for years: I can't help but notice how relaxed—and energized—they appear. Is it something in the water? Have the new meds kicked in? Am I imagining things? No. I'm meeting lawyers who have started second careers. <Read>
February 20, 2012 In 2003, while working at a small Maine lawfirm, Linda McGill learned about the International Senior Lawyers Project, a new organization based in New York City and dedicated to providing world-class legal counsel to developing countries. <Read>