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This UABA Blog page provides information and commentary on issues that are relevant to the organization and its members. Although the blogs are public, comments can only be made by members. If yoiu wish to join the discussion, you are welcome to become a member.

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  • 18 Mar 2011 5:02 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    Jobless law grads may have some misgivings about their career choice, but it’s still a good gig for women who want to earn big bucks, according to a magazine’s analysis of Labor Department statistics.
         Forbes magazine ranked the 10 best-paying jobs for women based on 2009 statistics on full-time, salaried employees. Salaried women lawyers earned an annual median of $75,500 in 2009undefineda paycheck that nonetheless amounted to only 75 percent of the earnings of male lawyers.
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  • 18 Mar 2011 4:59 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)
    Applications to start law school in the United States in the fall of 2011 have dropped 11.5 percent since last year and are on target to hit the lowest level in a decade, according to data provided by the Law School Admission Council Inc.
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  • 18 Mar 2011 4:54 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    On 2 March 2011, the Law of Ukraine on improving the regulation of joint stock companies, dated 3 February 2011 No.2994-VI (the "New Law") was officially published and became effective (except for certain provisions which shall enter into force as of 1 January 2012). It makes significant amendments to the Law of Ukraine on joint stock companies (the "JSC Law") and is ultimately aimed at further developing existing legislative provisions on joint stock companies, enhancing protection of rights and interests of shareholders, creating new impediments to raider attacks, and solving problems and curing irregularities arising in the corporate governance area upon implementation of the JSC Law.
    Read More at Asters Law Firm, Kyiv

  • 12 Mar 2011 2:50 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)
    Chairman of the Supreme Court Vasyl Onopenko remains at his post. The decision was taken by voting on confidence in Onopenko at a plenary meeting of the Supreme Court.
    Ukrainian Radio Read More
    Ukrainian TV Station TCH View Press Conference
  • 28 Feb 2011 4:16 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a law on amendments to the law on joint-stock companies regarding the improvement of the mechanism for the activities of joint-stock companies, which parliament approved taking into account the president's proposals. Read more
  • 25 Feb 2011 8:00 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    Journalists, writers and media freedom campaigners are, not surprisingly, delighted with the decision of a British judge on Thursday to throw out a libel claim filed by a Ukrainian billionaire against the Kyiv Post, a Ukrainian newspaper.

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  • 25 Feb 2011 8:58 AM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    As more and more functionality moves to cloud-based (SaaS) products, the question of how to deal with your data becomes critical. It's one thing to have your calendar available online, but quite another to move many gigabytes of files.
    So it is important to look more closely at exactly what functionality you want to accomplish. Four different kinds of Web-based storage exist undefined backups, synchronization, productivity applications (e.g., Google Docs), and document management.  The following blog article explores each of these in the context of small law firms.TechnoLawyer

  • 25 Feb 2011 8:38 AM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    It's no secret that the business of practicing law has changed and continues to change in ways that are both subtle and dramatic. Technology-driven efficiencies, niche practices developed around social change, new challenges to the profession dictated by both gut-wrenching recession and fundamental industrial change have altered the profession.

    Search Lawyer Wage Data for Your County

  • 24 Feb 2011 9:12 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    On 15 February 2011 Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments (the "Amendment") to the Law of Ukraine "On Banks and Banking Activity" (the "Bank Law"), establishing new rules of acquisition of substantial interest in the banks (the "New Rules"). Under the New Rules, acquisition of at least 10%, 25%, 50% and 75% of shares in a Ukrainian bank by a legal entity or individual requires 3-months prior notification of the relevant Ukrainian bank and the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU").
    Read More at Asters Law Firm, Kyiv


  • 21 Feb 2011 1:06 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)
    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted the new version of the law on amnesty in Ukraine. A total of 309 MPs voted to pass this law on Feb. 17, 2011.
    According to the law, the amnesty is declared by the amnesty law, which, in turn, can provide for a relief from serving the punishment (a complete amnesty) or a partial relief from the sentence (partial amnesty).

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/97428/#ixzz1EcNXj1MP
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