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Meet a lawyer fighting (often literally) for a good cause

Bert Vanmechelen used to be a professional boxer. Today, he is not only a lawyer but also president of the non-profit organisation Fighters Against Cancer. In an interview, he explains the link between martial arts and his fight against childhood cancer.

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Phone from police for lie detector test? Need to know

"Are you willing to take a polygraph test? Can and should that be done just like that? And what does it mean?

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Meet Reinhilde Goossens, a lawyer with her heart in the right place

You may have already read or heard about it, about that lawyer who took in a 12-year-old boy because she could not manage to get him suitable accommodation in a youth facility. It is no longer the first time she has done that, it is stronger than herself she tells us.

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You can now obtain a decision of the justice of the peace in your case yourself via the internet

From now on, citizens can use Just-on-web to search whether a justice of the peace has already ruled on your case. We briefly explain how you can do that.

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Can lawyers still properly defend their clients?

We find it worrying that the Supreme Court went down the path of a very drastic limitation on the lawyer's pleading time. Specifically, the Court ruled that the Indictments Chamber could summon the detainee's lawyer to complete his plea after only 10 minutes.

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Lawyers show support for victims of severe earthquakes in Turkey & Syria

On 6 February 2023, Turkey and Syria were devastated by massive earthquakes measuring 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale. The death toll continues to rise and the devastation is enormous. To help rebuild, lawyers are taking initiatives to raise money and provide support.

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What does a lawyer cost?

A lawyer receives a fee, supplemented by compensation for expenses incurred. Therefore, make good arrangements with your lawyer in advance. That way, there will be no surprises.

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What does a lawyer do?

Advise, mediate, negotiate and defend. A lawyer can help you in various ways. Both inside and outside a court.

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What is a lawyer?

A lawyer is there to advise and assist you. Throughout the various stages of your life, you may come into contact with the law. A lawyer will then guide you through the legal maze. Even if you are an entrepreneur, the advice and assistance of a lawyer is no luxury.

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