The scandal of the great presentation

There should be a law against most internal company conferences. No… I really should! My name is Bob Etherington and I am a veteran of at least 100 things to do in the last 40 years and almost all of them should never have been allowed! Well… let me rephrase it a bit: plenary sessions should never have been allowed. […]

The Dream Act – Immigration Law Reform in 2010?

One of the many changes that President Obama has promised the United States is immigration reform. Many ideas have been discussed. One of them is the DREAM Act, sponsored by Senator Lugar from Indiana and Senator Durbin from Illinois, among others. The basic idea is to allow certain illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young […]

What’s next in the world of tax preparer oversight?

The last three weeks have been eventful in the world of tax preparer supervision! It all started last March when three tax preparers filed a lawsuit against the IRS, seeking to end testing requirements that would require tax return preparers to demonstrate proficiency and maintain proficiency by taking 15 hours of continuing education courses, in order to qualify. Continue to […]

The 3 pillars of justice

International humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law are complementary normative bodies that share a common objective, the protection of life, health and dignity of people. They form a complex web of complementary protections and it is essential that we understand how they interact. It is a set of rules that seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects […]