621 ABA Journal Public Interest articles.
The group, which laid the groundwork for what could become the largest modern reform to the state’s professional rules potentially set a road map for others around the country.
Feb 1, 2020 3:00 AM CST
Conventional wisdom in the legal profession dictates that attorneys should have all the answers, mistakes can be detrimental, and people who call themselves “hackers” are known for identity theft and…
Feb 1, 2020 2:50 AM CST
The Technology Initiative Grant Program awards regional LSC offices money for creating technology plans that help low-income people with their legal needs.
Feb 1, 2020 2:40 AM CST
Feb 1, 2020 1:35 AM CST
“We help each other—that’s what we do here is we help each other.” It wasn’t the sentiment I expected to hear from a guard describing his interaction with inmates at the high-security prison outside Stockholm.
Feb 1, 2020 1:25 AM CST
In recent years, Hawaii, Nebraska and Nevada introduced laws to help trafficking survivors clear their records and overcome obstacles to employment, housing and education. Other states, including Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey and New York, are moving forward with more proposed legislation.
Feb 1, 2020 1:05 AM CST
States are implementing or updating their own laws to better protect and support survivors. While criminal protections may permit survivors to seal, vacate or expunge records or provide them with immunity, civil remedies can help them restore lost income and pay off significant debts.
Feb 1, 2020 1:04 AM CST
Feb 1, 2020 12:30 AM CST
U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have assured advocates that additional reforms are on the way, but they have held off to first focus on oversight of FSA implementation.
Feb 1, 2020 12:20 AM CST
Solving the rural attorney shortage won’t be easy, given that few law graduates appear willing to set up shop in rural America. The situation is only expected to worsen in the near future, given that many lawyers in less-populated counties are approaching retirement age and no younger attorneys have moved in to replace them.
Feb 1, 2020 12:00 AM CST
California bar working group to consider licensing nonlawyer practitioners
The State Bar of California is forming a working group to make recommendations on the licensing of nonlawyers to perform some…
Jan 28, 2020 4:01 PM CST
Dozens of immigration judges have left or retired because of concerns about judicial independence. The job has become “unbearable,” according to A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.
Jan 28, 2020 12:33 PM CST
Nathaniel Jones, civil rights lawyer and appeals judge, dies at 93
Former civil rights lawyer and federal appeals judge Nathaniel Jones died Sunday at age 93. Jones was on the…
Jan 27, 2020 4:20 PM CST“public charge” rule that makes it easier for the government to deny visas and green cards to immigrants who receive or are likely to receive public assistance.
Jan 27, 2020 2:44 PM CST
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