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New York: Indian American attorney Richa Naujoks née Gautam has been shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw “Lawyer of the Year” award.  

Celebrating grounTMPSNAPSHOT1435079987644-43ba2413-38f2-4e82-ba90-ec7faf24d3a3dbreaking pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams with NGOs and social enterprises around the world, the award recognizes lawyers who have gone above and beyond in providing exceptional pro bono support.

Among individual nominees, Richa Naujoks is the only Indian and the only US lawyer shortlisted for this prestigious award, said a statement. 

A senior associate at Nixon Peabody LLP’s New York City office, she is a graduate of the National Law School of India University in Bangalore and the University of Washington in Seattle (LLM). She currently serves as co-chair of the India Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. 

Richa Naujoks was nominated by Mumbai-based Wello for her outstanding pro bono work on the complex restructuring of Wello’s US and Indian legal and operational structure. Wello makes water wheels that help women safely carry water from distant water sources to their homes. 

TrustLaw connects the world’s leading legal teams to provide free legal assistance to organizations working for social and environmental change. It is able to draw from its network of over 100,000 lawyers across the world to meet the legal needs of NGOs and social enterprises. 

In addition to Wello, other South Asian projects and NGOs are represented within the various categories for the 2015 awards. Indian firm LawQuest is nominated for its support of Nazdeek Trust with multiple projects around its efforts to organize tea workers for right of association and a basic minimum wage. Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa coordinated a team of firms including White and Case, Mughal Barristers, J Sagar Associates, and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to provide research on the admissibility of character evidence in rape cases for the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST). 

Linklaters led a team of lawyers from Hewlett-Packard Company, HSBC Bank PLC, DLA Piper, and Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto to help Indian NGO Vidya Sagar understand legal capacity in disability legislation. 

(IANS)

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Speeding Brings Costly Consequences

Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended.

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Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. Pixabay

As the weather improves, many of us are just looking forward to take our car out from the garage and take a drive to town to stock up our groceries or a ride down the country road to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  There are many who are also thinking the same thing like us. Winter months can be so boring and the snow has kept us indoors as it is not safe to drive on slippery roads.

 

Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. It can be exhilarating to see the first sign of spring with little spots of green appearing out from under the bare ground and on the bare trees. There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car.

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These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf. Pixabay

Once the initial thrill of the first few drives along the country roads evaporates, we can find ourselves rushing to our destination and getting our errands done. The everyday routine sets in and people are more interested in getting about on time and getting things done as soon as possible. The moment we get our car started, we automatically step on the gas accelerator pedal. No one wants to get stuck in a traffic congestion and everyone wants to be early to avoid being caught in one. Sometimes, rushing or speeding does not help but instead would slow us down, especially if you are being stopped by a traffic officer for beating the red traffic light.

 

Not only will our time be wasted but it will also burn a hole in our wallet to pay for the ticket received. It is not just paying the ticket, but it will also affect the record of our driving license with demerit points added. In order to keep a good driving record we need to out the demerit points and the only way is to hire a red light camera ticket lawyer to fight our case for us. These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf.

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There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car. Pixabay

What happens if you have just received a red light ticket? If you are staying in California, you will have no problem getting a good recommendation to a ticket attorney Los Angeles from The Ticket Clinic. This clinic provides legal advice and services to motorists to get a fair trial and most times, the experienced lawyers can get the cases dismissed using their defense strategies and tactics with high percentage of successes.

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Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended. When this happens, it could cause the premium of our auto insurance to increase. In certain states, demerit points for minor violations will stay in our driving records for a minimum of 3 years. If one is a frequent speeder, one can easily reach the number of points to get his or her license suspended and that would not be good if the job requires a driving license.