Amanda Robert

Legal Affairs Writer

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Amanda Robert, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2019. She previously worked for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer as an assistant editor and staff writer, and for Legal Newsline as a contributing writer. Robert also handled communications for a national intellectual property law firm and was a reporter for Illinois Times and the Centralia Daily Sentinel in Southern Illinois. She earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with a certificate in social justice, from Saint Louis University.

Recent Articles

Pass laws making it easier for Native Americans and those without addresses to vote, ABA House urges
Feb 17, 2020, 07:49 pm CST

Asylum-seekers deserve greater legal protections and better treatment, declares ABA House
Feb 17, 2020, 06:54 pm CST

Detroit lawyer calls on attorneys to fulfill their oath in first speech as ABA president-elect nominee
Feb 17, 2020, 06:45 pm CST

Youths 16 to 18 should be allowed to preregister to vote ahead of elections, House of Delegates says
Feb 17, 2020, 06:03 pm CST

Air travelers should have a private right of action if discriminated against, ABA House says
Feb 17, 2020, 04:17 pm CST

Resolution on animal training for police passes; some say such measures aren’t ABA’s ‘core mission’
Feb 17, 2020, 02:44 pm CST

‘The personal attacks on our judges and prosecutors must cease,’ says ABA president
Feb 17, 2020, 01:28 pm CST

The 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting kicks off in Texas
Feb 12, 2020, 01:04 pm CST

ABA and SoFi offer student loan debt relief through new contest
Feb 10, 2020, 10:18 am CST

States help trafficking survivors overcome criminal records
Feb 1, 2020, 01:05 am CST

State laws provide for civil actions and other creative remedies for trafficking survivors
Feb 1, 2020, 01:04 am CST

Lawyer launches café that employs individuals with disabilities
Feb 1, 2020, 12:35 am CST

ABA groups are working to promote and increase medical-legal partnerships
Feb 1, 2020, 12:30 am CST

Meet the 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award honorees
Feb 1, 2020, 12:25 am CST

Why elder law is a growing, ‘anything-can-happen practice’
Jan 30, 2020, 02:53 pm CST

Assistant public defender: ‘I just personally like to give back’
Jan 22, 2020, 01:27 pm CST

State supreme court affirms 12-year sentence for inmate’s cellphone possession
Jan 14, 2020, 03:11 pm CST

Justices should consider when wrongfully convicted can seek damages, ABA says
Jan 14, 2020, 10:46 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs
Jan 13, 2020, 02:42 pm CST

Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child-abuse case, court rules
Jan 13, 2020, 01:40 pm CST

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