Supreme Court won’t review Kentucky abortion law requiring ultrasounds
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to display fetal ultrasounds and…
Dec 9, 2019 4:36 PM CST
Traditionally relegated to the statutory realm of environmental and administrative law, a cadre of attorneys and legal scholars has given the climate change issue a creative facelift that may change the legal landscape—and, they say, could determine the fate of humanity.
Nov 1, 2019 12:00 AM CDT
Several courts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already have announced closings as Hurricane Dorian approached off the coast.
You can find state court closings here in Florida,…
Sep 3, 2019 10:31 AM CDT
The Florida Supreme Court is gathering information on court closures in advance of Hurricane Dorian hitting the state.
The court’s website indicates that courts in some counties were closing…
Aug 30, 2019 2:59 PM CDT
On Nov. 30, Alaska residents experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. While there were no casualties, there have been nearly 5,000 aftershocks since. This has resulted in ongoing damage coupled with…
Mar 11, 2019 11:30 AM CDT
The policymaking body of the American Bar Association passed a slate of criminal justice resolutions, including ones on clarifying expungement procedures, tightening child abuse laws and ensuring female prisoners have access to toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.
Mar 1, 2019 12:40 AM CSTABA Techshow panel, “Planning for Tomorrow, Today,” Peter Roberts, a private practice management consultant from Washington state, said that succession planning starts with hiring practices.
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The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection Monday as it informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that its possible liability for California wildfires in…
Jan 17, 2019 7:00 AM CST
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Two law firms known for their class action practices have filed a new lawsuit that blames Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for the November fire that killed at least 88…
Dec 7, 2018 7:05 AM CST
ABA Formal Opinion 482 addresses rules that lawyers must consider. Lawyers must follow the duty of communication required by Rule 1.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which requires lawyers to communicate regularly with clients and keep them apprised of their cases. The duty of competency requires lawyers to consider the benefits and risks of relevant technology.
Dec 1, 2018 1:35 AM CST
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The ABA has announced new legal assistance hotlines for victims of California wildfires in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
The number for fire victims in Butte County is 1-800-345-9491,…
Nov 19, 2018 11:16 AM CST
A legal-help hotline for survivors of Hurricane Michael is now available as a result of a partnership between the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and other groups.
The number is 1-866-584-8027…
Oct 22, 2018 2:43 PM CDT
North Carolina attorneys can find info on volunteering on the North Carolina Bar's Hurricane Florence page.
Not licensed in those states but looking to donate your time or money? Check out ambar.org/DisasterRelief.
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The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
For low-income individuals with disaster-related legal needs, the following phone numbers are available:
North Carolina residents: 1-833-242-3549
South Carolina residents: 1-877-797-2227 ext. 120
Virginia residents: 1-804-775-0808 in the Richmond area, or 1-800-552-7977.
Florida residents: 1-866-550-2929.