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A draft ethics opinion advises that federal judges should not be members of the conservative Federalist Society and the liberal American Constitution Society because the affiliation raises questions about their impartiality.
Jan 22, 2020 2:22 PM CST
LaToya Bell, an assistant public defender in Houston County in Georgia, a member of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, and a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division, handles as many as 200 to 250 cases at any time involving misdemeanors and traffic offenses in state court. She has earned her own reputation for being hopeful for her clients—hopeful not only that justice is served, but that she can in some way improve their lives.
Jan 22, 2020 1:27 PM CST
The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that “presents one of the increasing number of instances in which a prosecutor’s office has conditioned the release of an unlawfully convicted defendant on his agreement to a new plea—rather than vacating the prior conviction before bringing any new charges.”
Jan 14, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Three law students at the University of Hawaii’s law school are launching a food pantry to help classmates who are going hungry.
Jan 14, 2020 10:43 AM CST
If people are open to attending a non-ABA-accredited law school, they may soon have a lot more online choices in California—thanks to a recent rule change by the State Bar of California allowing state-accredited law schools to teach JD programs entirely over the internet.
Jan 14, 2020 6:30 AM CST
A teach-out plan for Thomas Jefferson School of Law, allowing limited accreditation until the end of the spring 2023 term, has been approved by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Jan 13, 2020 11:43 AM CST
In a rare move, the New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate U.S. Attorney General William Barr for recent conduct that “threatens public confidence in the fair and impartial administration of justice.”
Jan 10, 2020 10:02 AM CST
Judge threatens to jail Harvey Weinstein after he uses cellphone in court
On Tuesday, a Manhattan judge threatened to jail former film producer Harvey Weinstein for using his cellphone in…
Jan 7, 2020 2:58 PM CST
More than 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief Thursday that encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overrule Roe v. Wade
when it decides a case on a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.
Jan 6, 2020 3:27 PM CST
As we begin the year with a presidential impeachment and will end the year with an election that is likely to be as divisive and contentious, we must each strive to set an example of civility both in our practices and as citizen-lawyers.
Jan 6, 2020 2:43 PM CST
In the news business, you can't take too much for granted. But while 2020 is sure to bring an abundance of surprises, we at the ABA Journal have plans in the works for new series, special projects and revamps of older products. Here's a look behind the editorial curtain at a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2020.
Jan 2, 2020 4:44 PM CST
Several experts shared with the ABA Journal some potential threats from malicious foreign actors and how to counter them ahead of and during the 2020 presidential election.
Jan 2, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Members Who Inspire is an ABA Journal series profiling exceptional ABA members. This past year, we featured many in the legal field who are doing good work and paying it forward, including pro bono for veterans, fighting for prisoners' rights, and promoting literacy and advancing diversity.
Dec 26, 2019 8:55 AM CST
The Governmental Affairs Office spent the last year working with ABA leadership, entities and grassroots advocates to advance the ABA’s position on policy issues affecting the rule of law and the legal profession. The hard work has paid off.
Dec 23, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Between facial recognition, Facebook and state privacy laws, it was a busy year for law and technology. The ABA Journal
takes a look back at 2019's biggest legal tech stories.
Dec 23, 2019 11:59 AM CST
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