Year In Review

Getting social: Check out our 8 favorite Instagram posts from this year

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It’s hard to believe that 2020 is right around the corner.

Over the last year, we’ve featured on our Instagram page all kinds of photos and videos—including design-related posts from the ABA Journal magazine, podcast snippets, galleries, photos from the magazine, Your Voice columns, Web First features, and real-time events from the ABA Annual and Midyear Meetings.

We’ve even showcased some daily happenings around the ABA’s Chicago office, including our ugly sweater day from our 2019 spirit week.

Check out some of our favorite Instagram posts below, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


1. Inspiration from Elle Woods

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Your Voice: How "Legally Blonde" influenced a generation of women lawyers. "Legally Blonde" burst onto the big screen in 2001. What was once seen as another rom-com about a sorority girl tackling Harvard Law to get the love of her life back became something much more to female law students and women lawyers. Years later, Elle Woods remains influential for women in the legal field. Read the story here: http://ow.ly/O3Oo30pZm9q @haleymossart @miamilawschool ———————————————— #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #yourvoice #legallyblonde #womeninthelaw #womenlawyers #femalelawyers #ellewoods #ZumpanoPatricios

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2. Magistrate quotes Mick Jagger

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Monday Musing: A lawyer friend of ABA Journal Deputy Web Editor Jackson A. Thomas’ father, who is also a lawyer in Ohio, shared this with them recently during a family trip back home. The lawyer referenced a song popularized by The Byrds in 1965 in a Sept. 16 motion to terminate the remaining balance of a defendant’s driver’s license suspension. This was the magistrate’s response. #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #mondaymusing #thebyrds #mickjagger #ohio #rollingstones

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3. RBG in Chicago

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ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward @sfward is live at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago @uchicago ! She's covering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a conversation with Katherine Baicker, the dean of the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #RBG #ruthbaderginsburg #universityofchicago #SCOTUS #supremecourt #abajournallive

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4. Barbie becomes a judge

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Objection overruled! Is Barbie's new legal career more interesting than yours? Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie doll that carries a gavel and comes dressed in a black robe with a lace collar. The “Career of the Year” Barbie for 2019 is a judge. “Our hope is that girls will enjoy playing with the dolls and imagine themselves protecting the rights of others,” said Lisa McKnight, Barbie senior vice president and global brand general manager. Read the story here: http://ow.ly/aOiv30pGlKf @mattel ————————————————#abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #barbie #mattel #CareeroftheYearBarbie #BarbieJudge #dailynews #fromtheweb Photo courtesy of Mattel Inc.

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5. The ABA Journal magazine redesign launches

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Behind the Design: Check out this week’s Flashback Friday, as we prepare to launch our newly redesigned magazine, which is coming out next month! The ABA Journal’s nameplate has gone through many changes over our 104-year history. Which one is your favorite? ———————————————— #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #flashbackfriday #behindthedesign #redesign #newissue #nameplate

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6. Music and the law

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Can’t get enough of our July-August 2019 magazine? Make sure to check out the cover feature—written by Assistant Managing Editor Victor Li @victorli2000 and designed by Design Director Brenan Sharp @artbybrenan —about music that changed the law. You can also read about lawyers navigating “introvert hell,” written by Heidi K. Brown @introvertedlawyer ; how to make a website accessible, by Legal Affairs Writer Amanda Robert @wobert831 ; and an @americanbarassociation member using education to nurture social change. Read these stories and more at ABAJournal.com/magazine! ———————————————— #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #newissue #magazine #july #august #cover #feature #music #songs #copyrights #copyright #musiccopyright #design #lawyerssongsandmoney #aba #advocacy #memberswhoinspire

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7. The Azbee Awards

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Congrats again to everyone who won an Azbee Award! The ABA Journal was nationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Magazines of the Year and Top 10 Websites of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. In addition, ABAJournal.com won a national gold award for Web News Section and the ABA Journal won three national gold awards for news features and investigative coverage at the 2019 Azbee Awards. Read more here: http://ow.ly/5xcH30oHp3S ———————————————— #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #azbee #asbpe #azbeeawards @mcdonoughmedia @saramwadford @artbybrenan @kevdavchicago @sfward @ry435 @victorli2000 @blairchavis @wobert831

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8. No April fool here

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Can’t get enough of our April 2019 magazine? ABA Journal Design Director Brenan Sharp @artbybrenan, who also designed this month’s cover, has gotten his issue! Don’t be a fool on April Fools’ Day today. Read more at ABAJournal.com/magazine! ———————————————— #abajournal #thelawyersmagazine #newissue #magazine #april #cover #feature #socialmedia #immigration #prosecutor #freespeech #firstamendment #executivebranch #aprilfools #aprilfoolsday

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