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Marileen Vandenberghe is a late bloomer in the legal profession. She first worked in health care for 20 years and then in the nature, environment and spatial planning sector for 17 years. Later in life, she then started studying law and is now a lawyer at the Antwerp Bar. During her law studies, she became fascinated by immigration law and this is how she ended up as a volunteer at the non-profit organisation Bij Ons Thuis, a volunteer organisation dedicated to the reception, guidance and support of migrants and refugees in Aarschot and the Hageland.
The OVB thesis prize was created in 2007, the prize was then called the OVB student prize. We talk to 3 former winners, they tell what it meant to them to win the prize.
Advocaat.be is concerned about a proposed bill on receivership. Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has made this proposal to crack down on a small group of negligent, excessive and fraudulent administrators. While we understand that the bill aims to stop abuses, we have a few concerns.
Did you put your heart and soul into your undergraduate or graduate thesis last year? Was your thesis dedicated to the legal profession, or did you thoroughly research the organisation and workings of justice? If so, you now have the unique opportunity to have your efforts rewarded!
Board of public prosecutors confirms: police may not ask you on the phone to participate in a lie detector test
Some time ago, we were told that the police apparently also ask suspects by phone to participate in a lie detector test. We as Advocaat.be immediately reacted critically to this. Even the response from the Board of Procurators General is now clear: it cannot be done over the phone.
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