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ABA Young Lawyers Division Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow

Young lawyers under the age of 36 listen up! You have one more day to apply for the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Scholarship. Just like your taxes, the scholarship application is due tomorrow. Designed to encourage participation by minority attorneys, or attorneys in the private sector, military service,......

Another Year, Another Lackluster Set of Law Grad Employment Figures

The latest law school graduate employment figures put out by the American Bar Association point to a job market that hasn't changed much over the past year.

Law School Graduate Employment Numbers Hold Steady in 2013

The latest law school graduate employment figures put out by the American Bar Association point to a job market that hasn't changed much over the past year. Still, a couple of data points are worth mentioning. Let's start with the marginally...Show More Summary

Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment

It's time to eliminate the so-called collateral consequences of criminal convictions -- the known and unknown penalties that follow people convicted of crimes, sometimes for the rest of their lives. The American Bar Association has compiled...Show More Summary

Deans Push ABA to Force Law Schools to Disclose LSAT, GPA Data of Transfer Students

Washington Post: Law School Deans Push ABA About Transfers, by Catherine Ho: A growing group of law school deans are pressing the American Bar Association’s accrediting agency to require law schools to make public the LSAT scores and undergraduate grade-point averages of transfer students. At issue is what many legal...

De Blasio, Taxi TV, Anti-Semitic Times Square Bear Make Cameos In 'The Good Wife'

Last night, The Good Wife—which takes place in Chicago, but is shot in NYC—was actually set in NYC, as the lawyers assembled for the American Bar Association's conference, where Alicia Florrick (?Julianna Margulies) was delivering the keynote speech. Show More Summary

‘The Good Wife’ Recap: Season 5, Episode 14, ‘A Few Words’

Alicia Florrick is giving the biggest speech of her life. Nah, she's just delivering the keynote address at the American Bar Association on tonight's "The Good Wife."

NSA About Attorney-Client Privilege Concerns: We'll Probably Grab Your Communications But We'll Try Not To 'Listen In'

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A couple of weeks back we covered the American Bar Association asking for assurance from the NSA that attorney-client communications, even those involving foreign clients, would remain out of the agency's reach. This was prompted byShow More Summary

ABA Conference Speakers: 'Litigation,' 'Public Health' Strong Avenues for Gun Control

During a March 7th American Bar Association (ABA) conference in Philadelphia, speakers described "litigation" and "public health" appeals as strong avenues for securing more gun control. According to the ABA Journal, Jonathan E. Lowy,...Show More Summary

Friday 5: Laurel Bellows — American Bar Association Fights Human Trafficking

Friday 5: Laurel Bellows — American Bar Association Fights Human Trafficking

The Verdict is Out on Female and Non-White Judges

Thu March 06, 2014 The Verdict is Out on Female and Non-White Judges By Susan Hagen Women and minority judicial nominees systematically receive lower ratings from the American Bar Association than male or white candidates, new research shows. Show More Summary

Senate blocks Obama’s controversial pick to head Justice’s Civil Rights Division

Debo Adegbile sits on a panel at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco in August, 2013 (photo by Flickr user Steve Rhodes). The U.S. Senate Wednesday rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nomination...Show More Summary

American Bar Assoc. Sends Letter To NSA Seeking Affirmation Of Attorney-Client Confidentiality

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The American Bar Association (ABA) has written a letter to the NSA addressing an issue that surfaced via a recent leak: namely, the agency signing off on the interception of privileged attorney-client discussions by Australian intelligence. Show More Summary

American Bar Association awards lower ratings to women and minorities

For more than half a century, the American Bar Association has vetted the nation's judicial nominees, certifying candidates as "well qualified," "qualified," or "not qualified" and in the process rankling conservatives and liberals alike when nominees earn less than stellar marks. read more

American Foreign Service Association: Say, Shouldn't Obama's Diplomatic Nominees Have Some Kind of Qualifications?

The American Foreign Service Association is asking the Obama administration to "raise the bar" on qualifications for diplomatic nominees,...

A.B.A. Nominates New Jersey Lawyer as President

Paulette Brown, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer in New Jersey, would be the first African-American woman to lead the American Bar Association.

Speech to ABA on nanny state and Bloomberg soda ban

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

You can watch here (earlier). Related videos, including those of the other panelists, at the American Bar Association site. Meanwhile, even former enthusiasts are beginning to give up on the “food desert” theory — opening a supermarket nearby does little to change unhealthy diet habits. Show More Summary

Panel on local nannyism next Thursday at ABA Midyear in Chicago

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

See you there? Quoting Hawaii lawyer Robert Thomas at the Inverse Condemnation blog: Next Thursday, February 6, 2014, we’ll be in Chicago to moderate an American Bar Association discussion/debate on a topic that’s not our usual takings-eminent domain-land use stuff, but is still one of the hotter topics around. Show More Summary

ABA's Task Force on Fixing Law School Has a Lot of Bad Ideas

Ahem, it's actually the American Bar Association's Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. Either way, they need to take another look and issue a second (technically, fourth) draft. The final report, which the ABA Journal notes is barely different than the task force's previous working paper and draft......

Coastal Zone Management: ABA Publish New Book

With oceans considered by many as one of the last frontiers, the American Bar Association's new book “Zoning the Oceans: The Next Big Step in Coastal Zone

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