ABA Journal

Lorelei Laird


Lorelei Laird, a former legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2013. She had been a freelance writer for the Journal, California Lawyer, Working Mother and Planning, among other publications. Before that, she was a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and community newspapers in Texas. Laird earned her BA in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Recent Articles

First Amendment defense claims could threaten ‘revenge pornography’ statutes
Dec 19, 2019, 06:30 am CST

The Bail Project pays defendants’ bail as part of a plan to end money bail entirely
Nov 1, 2019, 02:40 am CDT

Commission on Immigration urges widespread reform
Nov 1, 2019, 01:10 am CDT

Pelvic exams performed without patients’ permission spur new legislation
Sep 1, 2019, 01:50 am CDT

Dorna Moini’s software helps legal aid groups and law firms automate users’ form-filling
Sep 1, 2019, 12:50 am CDT

ABA Medal recipient Dale Minami built a career around inclusion and civil rights for Asian Americans
Sep 1, 2019, 12:40 am CDT

With Kimball Dean Parker’s tools, people are better able to access the justice system
Sep 1, 2019, 12:30 am CDT

ABA House of Delegates asks governments not to restrict access to health care
Aug 13, 2019, 03:47 pm CDT

Sweeping reforms with ‘nonpartisan, core values’ recommended for immigration system by the ABA House
Aug 13, 2019, 02:10 pm CDT

Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional, ABA House declares
Aug 13, 2019, 01:54 pm CDT

Opioid settlement money should be spent on treatment and services, ABA House of Delegates urges
Aug 13, 2019, 01:25 pm CDT

Protect Indian Health Service from budget fights, ABA House urges; ‘health care is a right, not a privilege’
Aug 13, 2019, 12:04 pm CDT

Should the federal government decriminalize marijuana in states where it’s legal? ABA House says yes
Aug 12, 2019, 06:04 pm CDT

Limit guns in courthouses and train those who use them, ABA House of Delegates urges
Aug 12, 2019, 05:53 pm CDT

House of Delegates urges Congress to fully fund, make retroactive First Step Act
Aug 12, 2019, 05:48 pm CDT

Despite ardent support, ABA House votes down measure giving a ‘state’ delegate to US Virgin Islands
Aug 12, 2019, 03:28 pm CDT

Students of color with disabilities are being pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline, study finds
Jul 24, 2019, 09:40 am CDT

New ABA pro bono program gives Mary Ryan a firsthand look at immigration at the border
Jul 24, 2019, 06:30 am CDT

Strangers in a strange land: ‘Metering’ makes asylum rights meaningless, immigrant advocates say
Jul 24, 2019, 06:00 am CDT

Videoconferencing’s promise of increased access to justice has a disconnect in immigration courts
Jul 1, 2019, 02:10 am CDT

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