About the ABA Journal

ABAJournal.com is the website of the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.

The site features:

  • Breaking legal news, updated as it happens by our staff of reporters throughout every business day.
  • Analysis from more than 4,000 legal blogs, written by lawyers who are experts in their fields.
  • Stories that go beyond the headlines, from the pages of the nation’s most-read and most-respected legal affairs magazine.

You don’t have to come to the website to stay current with the latest legal news. You can receive free Daily and Weekly email newsletters. You can add our RSS feeds to your feed reader. You can read our Mobile Edition on your Internet-capable cell phone, iPhone, Android or BlackBerry. You can also download our iPhone/iPad app or Android app in the Google Play store.

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We welcome your comments and news tips, inquiries from advertisers, and requests to subscribe to the magazine. More information about the Journal at our FAQ page, which includes our Tips and Pitches guidelines.

For information about our annual Blawg 100, find FAQs here.

For information about our contests, including our annual ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Caption Contest and Peeps in Law, visit our contests page here.

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Our Staff

As provided in Article 33 of the ABA Bylaws, the ABA Journal is published by the:

Board of Editors

  • Kathleen Joan Hopkins, Incoming Chair, Seattle
  • Joan M. Durocher, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Vincent I. Polley, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Alice E. Richmond, Boston
  • Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Pamela J. Roberts, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Judy A. Toyer, Rochester, New York
  • Ex Officio

    • Paulette Brown, President, Morristown, New Jersey
    • Linda A. Klein, President-Elect, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Patricia Lee Refo, Chair, House of Delegates, Phoenix
    • G. Nicholas Casey Jr., Treasurer, Charleston, West Virginia



    Editor and Publisher

    Allen Pusey

    Managing Editor

    Molly McDonough



    Director of Events

    Jill Schachner Chanen



    Assistant Managing Editors

    Kevin Davis

    Reginald Davis

    Sarah Mui (Web)

    James Podgers

    Senior Writers

    Terry Carter

    Mark Hansen

    Stephanie Francis Ward

    Debra Cassens Weiss

    Legal Affairs Writers

    Lorelei Laird

    Victor Li

    Martha Neil

    Chief Copy Editor

    Chris Zombory

    Copy Editors

    George Hodak

    Brian Sullivan

    Deputy Web Editor

    Lee Rawles


    Design Director

    Robert Fernandez

    Deputy Design Director

    Brenan Sharp

    Senior Designer

    Monica Burciaga

    Publication Operations Manager

    Brian S. Lewis


    Executive Assistant to the Editor and Publisher

    Kentasha Orr

    Office Administration

    June Marshall


    Advertising Sales & Marketing

    Director of Business Development

    Erica Harris

    Print/Online Ad Sales

    East
    Robert Begley
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    Midwest / West
    David Weil
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    Luxury Goods and Services
    Rich Murowski
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    Print Classified Ad Sales

    Debra MacDonald
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    Media Kit Requests

    Allen Pusey
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    Deputy Production Director

    Debra MacDonald
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    Ad Coordinator

    Rebecca Lass
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