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“Prosecutors Who Rent Out their Letterhead to Debt Collectors”

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility moves against a dubious practice. “The demand letters are effective at scaring consumers because they are sent on prosecutor letterhead and contain...Show More Summary

NYC Bar Calls NYPD on African American Leaders

A group of political activists demanding to speak to the president of the New York City Bar Association about the organization’s refusal to dismiss attorney Andrew Barovick as chair of the bar’s medical malpractice committee were turned away by the bar's Executive Director, Bret Parker. Show More Summary

GlobalGirl Media Reporters Talk Gun Violence in Chicago

GlobalGirl Media The American Bar Association (ABA) Journal sponsored four teenage Chicagoans who contributed to the reporting of this story The teen girls are GlobalGirl Media (GGM) reporters who have grown up in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Flight Attendants and Title VII

The EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law recently sponsored a wonderful event which brought together some of...

ABA IP Scholarship Symposium: Call for Papers

By Jason Rantanen Dennis highlighted two calls for papers below.  In addition, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section will be holding an IP scholarship symposium in late March 2015 and is seeking scholars interested in presenting their works.  The full description: The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law will host its second annual Intellectual […]

Law Schools and Clinical IP Hiring

By Jason Rantanen Last month, the American Bar Association’s governing body approved a requirement that all law students at ABA-accredited law schools take a minimum of six credit hours of clinical or other “experiential” coursework during law school.  Since most law schools in the United States are accredited by the ABA, this new skills requirement […]

Should ABA Allow Paid Externships for Academic Credit? No.

Should the American Bar Association drop its long-standing ban on academic credit for paid externships during law school? That was last week's "Room for Debate" topic over at The New York Times, with two people (a law student an an attorney) arguing in favor of lifting the ban, and one......

NY Times Debate: Should the ABA Allow Paid Externships for Law Students?

New York Times Room for Debate: Getting Pay and Credit for a Legal Education: The American Bar Association prohibits law students from receiving pay for internships and externships that grant them academic credit. Critics have pressured the organization to reverse this standard, as law students face mounting debt and a...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Theodora Belniak (SUNY-Buffalo), The History of the American Bar Association Accreditation Standards for Academic Law Libraries, 106 Law Library J. 151 (2014) Timothy Casey (California Western), Reflective Practice in Legal Education: The Stages of Reflection, 20 Clin. L. Rev. 317 (2014) Iselin Gambert (George Washington) & Benjamin Grillot (George Washington),...

American Bar Association Unanimously Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Resolution, Wants You to Have Rights

3 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The ABA passes a resolution that says they are really, really, really cool with LGBT rights.

Here's Some Stupid For Lunch

The American Family Association has a regular seat at the bar here at The Stupid Cafe, and has had one since it was founded back in 1977 by a Bible-banging rube named Donald Wildmon, one of those ur-titans of Movement Conservatism who often confused...

400,000-Membered American Bar Association Backs LGBT Rights in US, Globally

The American Bar Association, which has more than 400,000 members, has adopted a new resolution calling for an end to "discrimination" against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Unites States and around the world.

American Bar Association is all for LGBT employee nondiscrimination measures

The organization voted unanimously to endorse laws that protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation

American Bar Association Unanimously Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

The nation's largest organization of lawyers supports equal protection under the law for LGBT people. The post American Bar Association Unanimously Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections appeared first on ThinkProgress.

American Bar Assocation Resolution: LGBT Rights Are Basic Human Rights

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Here's the resolution in full: RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association recognizes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have a human right to be free from discrimination, threats and violence based on their LGBT...Show More Summary

American Bar Association Unanimously Approves Resolution Opposing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the American Bar Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, the House of Delegates (the organization's policy body) unanimously approved a resolution denouncing anti-gay laws as human rights violations and calling for repeals of those laws. Read the resolution: RESOLVED, That...

Not Wanted: Sex Offenders

Depending on where you live, committing a sex offense can trigger any number of sanctions and restrictions in addition to prison time and probation. To get a handle of these consequences, we searched the American Bar Association’s National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction for all the punishments for sex offenses.

Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in mitigating the "sharp partisan divides" that have shaken public faith in government.

Online Legal Services Company to Team Up With American Bar Association

The largest lawyer professional group in the U.S. is teaming up with a startup whose business model—targeting people who would not otherwise retain an attorney—also challenges the traditional delivery of legal services.  

Urgent Reminder: Time to Support the Professionals

A reminder to those who have not yet registered their support of the only decent US cultural property law blog with significant substantive content to do so now, the closing date is tomorrow. The American Bar Association is judging which...Show More Summary

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