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‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts – Missouri Lawyers Media


The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”

The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races last week to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more …

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St. Louis County Court chooses first African American presiding judge – Missouri Lawyers Media


The judges of the 21st Circuit in St. Louis County, the largest circuit in the state, elected an African American colleague as presiding judge for the first time at their Oct. 10 circuit en banc meeting.

Acting Presiding Judge Gloria Clark Reno will begin her two-year term Jan 1.

“It just goes to show we continue to …

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First African American woman elected as St. Louis presiding judge – Missouri Lawyers Media


The circuit judges of the City of St. Louis on Monday voted unanimously at their en banc meeting to elect Robin Ransom as the first African American female presiding judge of the 22nd Circuit.

“I was humbled,” said Ransom, a circuit judge since 2008 who previously served as commissioner of the city’s family court.

Ransom is the …

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DLA raids South African firms for corporate and employment lawyers – Articles


Two Johannesburg-based lawyers have joined DLA Piper from South African firms, as international firms continue to extend their local reach.

International law firm DLA Piper has hired two directors for its corporate and employment practices in Johannesburg from two of South Africa’s biggest firms.

Hendré Human joined the firm from Johannesburg-headquartered Webber Wentzel, which has an alliance with London-headquartered international firm Linklaters, in the corporate team, where he will advise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructuring and other similar matters. He made partner there in 2015.

He was joined at the firm by employment and data protection lawyer Monique Jefferson, recruited from Bowmans, where she spent nearly 10 years and was senior…

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Fugitive South African lawyers own property in St Ives, Vaucluse, documents show


Two apartments in the east 

According to title deeds obtained by The Sun-Herald, Darren Bobroff owns two apartments in upmarket Vaucluse. In January 2002, he bought an apartment in Diamond Bay Road for $650,000.

A fortnight later, he bought an apartment in a complex in Isabel Avenue – a four-minute walk away – for $6000 from an undisclosed seller.

A $2.53 million house in Shannon Street, St Ives, where Ronald and his wife Elaine live, is owned by an incorporated entity called REB Properties – of which both Ronald and Darren were previously directors and in which Darren retains shares.

Linked to another St Ives address is another corporate entity, REB Investments, of which Ronald and his wife Elaine are both directors and shareholders.

Elaine is the previous director of the mysteriously named…

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Four years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by African American man – Missouri Lawyers Media


Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, an African American city councilman scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case.

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