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.

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

  • John R. Tarpley, Chair, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Joan M. Durocher, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Kathleen Joan Hopkins, Seattle
  • Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., San Mateo, California
  • Vincent I. Polley, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Alice E. Richmond, Boston
  • Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Judy A. Toyer, Rochester, New York

Ex Officio

  • William C. Hubbard, President, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Paulette Brown, President-Elect, Morristown, New Jersey
  • 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

Assistant Managing Editors

Richard Brust

Jill Schachner Chanen

Reginald Davis

Sarah Mui (Web)

James Podgers

Senior Writers

Terry Carter

Mark Hansen

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Contributor

Mark Curriden

Legal Affairs Writers

Lorelei Laird

Victor Li

Martha Neil

Stephanie Francis Ward

Chief Copy Editor

Chris Zombory

Copy Editors

George Hodak

Brian Sullivan

Web Producers

Ian Monroe

Lee Rawles

Design Director

Robert Fernandez

Art Director

Brenan Sharp

Publication Operations Manager

Brian S. Lewis

Office Manager

Sheila M. Webber

Office Administration

June Marshall

Advertising Sales

Print/Online Ad Sales

Robert Begley

Midwest / West
David Weil

Luxury Goods and Services
Rich Murowski

Print Classified Ad Sales

Debra MacDonald

Media Kit Requests

Allen Pusey

Deputy Production Director

Debra MacDonald

Ad Coordinator

Rebecca Lass