Amanda Robert

Legal Affairs Writer

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Amanda Robert, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2019. She previously worked for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer as an assistant editor and staff writer, and for Legal Newsline as a contributing writer. Robert also handled communications for a national intellectual property law firm and was a reporter for Illinois Times and the Centralia Daily Sentinel in Southern Illinois. She earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with a certificate in social justice, from Saint Louis University.

Recent Articles

Assistant public defender: ‘I just personally like to give back’
Jan 22, 2020, 01:27 pm CST

State supreme court affirms 12-year sentence for inmate’s cellphone possession
Jan 14, 2020, 03:11 pm CST

Justices should consider when wrongfully convicted can seek damages, ABA says
Jan 14, 2020, 10:46 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs
Jan 13, 2020, 02:42 pm CST

Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child-abuse case, court rules
Jan 13, 2020, 01:40 pm CST

Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law
Jan 13, 2020, 01:13 pm CST

Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules
Jan 13, 2020, 01:08 pm CST

Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct
Jan 13, 2020, 09:39 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment articles for Senate; lawyer faces charges over deceased father’s pension
Jan 10, 2020, 04:42 pm CST

Judge blocks ‘extensive and burdensome’ state law on ballot initiatives
Jan 10, 2020, 04:03 pm CST

Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt to label bikini-latex clubs as ‘sexually oriented businesses’
Jan 10, 2020, 03:22 pm CST

Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend
Jan 10, 2020, 02:25 pm CST

Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction
Jan 10, 2020, 11:07 am CST

NYC bar calls for investigation into AG Barr over conduct that threatens ‘impartial administration of justice’
Jan 10, 2020, 10:02 am CST

The 2020 election: 4 threats to anticipate
Jan 2, 2020, 10:05 am CST

Fast track: A 4-time Olympian takes her luge experience to the classroom
Dec 19, 2019, 12:16 pm CST

Gender equality is ‘irrevocable tenet of our society,’ ABA president says
Dec 19, 2019, 09:15 am CST

ABA amicus brief urges SCOTUS to follow precedent in Louisiana abortion case
Dec 2, 2019, 04:33 pm CST

Do you have room at your table? SOLACE calls for lawyers to host those spending Thanksgiving alone
Nov 21, 2019, 07:00 am CST

Is Texas death row inmate innocent? ABA president urges clemency to prevent ‘irreversible act’
Nov 12, 2019, 04:56 pm CST

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