Daily News Corrections

New York bar section releases social media guidelines for lawyers

Corrected on June 24 to state that the guidelines are advisory in nature and to link to the guidelines.

Magna Carta’s 800th birthday brings vows of rededication to its ideals

Updated at 1:55 p.m. clarify that Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at a ceremony before the rededication.

Law firm efficiency starts by carving out time to train, speakers say

Last updated at 6:15 p.m. Monday to correct a reference to Casey Flaherty, who is a former in-house counsel at Kia, not a former general counsel. The Journal regrets the error.

Lawyer is publicly censured for not disclosing teen shoplifting arrest on bar application

Corrected on March 11 to state that Natasha McDougall was arrested and charged for shoplifting, but not convicted, and that the charges were dismissed.

Vote to oppose ‘stand-your-ground’ laws passed by ABA House of Delegates

Updated on Feb. 10 to reflect that the vote was not unanimous, and on Feb. 23 to reflect that Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan is the co-chair of the ABA’s National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws.

Should juveniles be shackled in court or sentenced to life without parole? ABA leaders weigh in

Updated on February 23 to correct a reference to Stephen Salzburg and the misspelling of his name.

Man to get 3 years for failing to secure gun used by his son, 4, to fatally shoot playmate

Updated on Feb. 6 to correct the name of the county and the punctuation in the city name.

1L enrollment drops nearly 30 percent from 2010 high; when were figures last so low?

Edited at 3:30 p.m. to correct inaccurate statistics for 1L enrollment numbers.

Sightless disability lawyer wins supreme court bid with hugs and ‘blind justice’ campaign slogan

Corrected on Nov. 19 when it came to our attention that Judge Rick Teitelman of the Supreme Court of Missouri is also legally blind. Bernstein does appear to be the first blind state supreme court justice in Michigan.

Man practicing open-carry robbed of his gun by armed stranger

Updated Oct. 11 to clarify that James Bond used Walther brand handguns.

Daily News Clarifications

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

Updated on Sept. 12 to explain the child-support requirement in Arizona’s public-assistance programs.

Law Profs Sign Letter Calling Obama’s Contraception Compromise Unacceptable

Updated Feb. 21 to clarify that Robert George is a jurisprudence professor for Princeton University undergraduates.

After NJ Justice Refuses to Rule in Some Divided Cases, Senate Urges His Resignation

Updated on Feb. 22 to clarify that Anne Patterson is Gov. Christie’s new nominee.

Wis. Disciplinary Group Reopens Probe of Embattled DA Now Accused by Multiple Women

Updated on Sept. 28 to remove implication that the Office of Lawyer Regulation is a part of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Magazine Corrections

Lawyers quarrel over tort liability after the Disneyland measles outbreak

A photo of Main Street at Disney World in Florida, instead of Disneyland in California, was mistakenly featured with the article “A Vaxxing Dilemma” in print and initial online editions of the July issue of the ABA Journal.

The Journal regrets the error.

SCOTUS to review a handful of cases on the rights of same-sex couples

“States of Same-Sex Marriage,” April, page 19, should have described the breakdown of cases as follows: The Kentucky case, Bourke v. Beshear; and the Michigan case, DeBoer v. Snyder; address the first question. The second question involves the Ohio case, Obergefell v. Hodges, and the Tennessee case, Tanco v. Haslam, along with the Kentucky case.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

Experts debate line between spanking and abuse

"Experts Debate Line Between Spanking and Abuse," April, page 65, described Howard Davidson, director of the ABA Center on Children and the Law, as stating that the ABA has called on governments in the United States to prohibit all corporal punishment. The policy adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in 1985 "opposes the use of corporal punishment in institutions where children are cared for or educated and urges that state laws which permit such corporal punishment be amended accordingly."

As law school enrollment drops, experts disagree on whether the bottom is in sight

Corrected on Feb 26 to state that Law School Transparency is based in Georgia rather than Tennessee.

The most dangerous job in law

Updated on February 26 to correct the source of funding for Cu Huy Ha Vu’s National Endowment for Democracy fellowship. It is funded by the Open Society Foundations.

Washington state moves around UPL, using legal technicians to help close the justice gap

In print and initial online versions of “Authorized Practice,” January, University of Southern California law professor Gillian Hadfield should have been quoted as saying: “Suppose LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer could hire LLLTs … .”

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

ABA voices concerns about the impact of over-criminalization of US laws

In print and initial online versions of “Too Much Prison Time,” December, the photo accompanying the story is of Mathias H. Heck Jr., immediate-past chair of the Criminal Justice Section, not William N. Shepherd, 2012-13 chair.

The Journal regrets the error.

Too Many Lawyers? Not Here. In rural America, lawyers are few and far between

After publication of "Too Many Lawyers? Not Here," October, the ABA Journal learned that Cody Cooper was not licensed in Minnesota. Cooper now acknowledges that he misrepresented his status, explaining that he had expected to be licensed before publication of the article.

Print and initial online versions should have stated that Wishek, North Dakota, was settled by ethnic Germans fleeing Russia. It also should have reported that the Iowa State Bar Association's Rural Practice Committee matches law students from the University of Iowa—rather than Iowa State—with rural lawyers. The article also misidentified the Down East region of Maine.

The Journal regrets the errors.

Thou Shalt Not Cheat: The lawyer who took down Lance Armstrong is on a mission

“Thou Shalt Not Cheat,” October, page 46, should have identified Craig Camp as a director at Merrill Lynch. It also should have reported that Camp was quoting others asking Travis Tygart “Why not just look the other way?” when Tygart kicked a fraternity brother out of the Pi Kappa Alpha kitchen because he hadn’t paid his dues.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

Preparing for the ‘Internet of things’

Print and initial Web versions of Dennis Kennedy's July column ("Webbed World") should have stated that Carnegie Mellon University programmers connected a Coke machine to the ARPANET (later the Internet) in the early 1980s, and not the World Wide Web.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Magazine Clarifications

This D.C. lawyer coordinated a massive pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims

Regarding “10 Questions: Held Accountable,” April, page 11, about the pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims, survivors and heirs that secured a $60 million fund from the French government: Stephen Rodd and Harriet Tamen first filed suit in the matter in 2000, and they are continuing litigation to hold the railway company accountable.

Unwanted Guests

Unwanted Guests,” November, should have described Mark Ryavec’s duplex as being built about 1905. The Los Angeles County assessor’s office lists that date and 1947. Ryavec says the house was built in 1907 and a two-bedroom structure in back was built in 1949.

Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies

The print and the initial online version of “Less Than Zero,” August, should have said that Mariame Kaba’s group, Project Nia, stopped running the peace room at Chicago’s Stephen F. Gale Math & Science Academy in 2011.

Industry, not practice, makes perfect

Print and initial Web versions of the August Law Scribbler column (”Industry, Not Practice, Makes Perfect”) should have noted that Kansas City and St. Louis host the two largest offices in the Missouri-based law firm Husch Blackwell.

California’s ban on standard-caged birds poses a chicken-egg problem

In print and initial Web versions of “States Cry Fowl,” June, Jonathan Lovvorn should have been identified as chief counsel for the Humane Society of the United States’ animal protection litigation department.

For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help

Print and initial online versions of “Cruising Toward Calamity,” November, should have stated that attorney Charles A. Patrizia is co-chair of the Maritime Committee of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book

After the issue had gone to the printer, George Clooney announced that his film, The Monuments Men, would be released next year, not in December, as reported in “Lawyers and the Good War.”

Know Your Dough: Division Lends Support to Financial Literacy Project for High School Kids

In print and early Web versions of “Know Your Dough,” January, should have identified Benes Z. Aldana as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, currently serving as the chief of legal engagements for the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

Biloxi Blues: Legal-Cost Fears Have Victims of the Oil Spill Sliding out of the Middle Class

The feature “Biloxi Blues,” November, refers to an ABAJournal.com news summary that contains a quote from Miami lawyer Kendall Coffey. Although the reader comments referenced in the story appear in the ABAJournal.com webpost from Aug. 22, 2012, the original quote appeared in a National Law Journal article penned by Coffey on Aug. 15, 2012.

Model Alliance Seeks to Better Working Conditions in Fashion World

It’s Not Easy Being Beautiful,” May, page 13, may imply that Fordham University law professor Susan Scafidi did not receive tenure immediately because of her interest in the field of fashion and the law. To clarify, Scafidi did receive tenure in the normal course of time but refrained from writing about fashion and intellectual property until after receiving tenure.