ABA Journal

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Federal judge bans potentially inflammatory words, such as ‘yahoos’ and ‘fake news’
Jan 30, 2023, 03:03 pm CST

Citing show-cause order against Reed Smith partner, judge allows firm to withdraw from case
Jan 30, 2023, 01:39 pm CST

Law prof curses student on hot mic after she asks him to slow down his lectures
Jan 30, 2023, 11:48 am CST

Amid internal ethics disputes, special counsel probe into origins of Russia investigation finds no deep-state plot
Jan 30, 2023, 11:10 am CST

More than a quarter of Louisiana prisoners have been held past their release dates since 2012, DOJ says
Jan 30, 2023, 09:11 am CST

Ex-Pryor Cashman associate with 3 foster children gets prison time in Molotov cocktail attack
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Weekly Briefs: Suit claims janitor infected water bottles with STD; Ohio allows ex-jailhouse lawyer to take bar
Jan 27, 2023, 03:00 pm CST

Law prof Eastman’s false statements about election helped provoke Capitol rioters, ethics charges say
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Husch Blackwell told to pay $62M for engineering firm’s loss in airport bidding process
Jan 27, 2023, 12:50 pm CST

As more law firms adopt 3-day-per-week schedule, one ties attendance to cash
Jan 26, 2023, 03:14 pm CST

Traffic court defendants lose their ‘robot lawyer’
Jan 26, 2023, 01:24 pm CST

Can a chatbot earn a JD? This one averaged C-plus on law school exams
Jan 26, 2023, 12:39 pm CST

Using N-word at home is not lawyer ethics violation, hearing committee says
Jan 26, 2023, 11:16 am CST

Cellphone video places Murdaugh at murder scene, says prosecutor in once-prominent lawyer’s trial
Jan 26, 2023, 11:13 am CST

Legal services company Axiom opens ‘reimagined law firm’ to directly serve clients, thanks to Arizona approval
Jan 25, 2023, 03:41 pm CST

‘Routine performance management’ can’t be basis for fired associate’s bias suit, BigLaw firm argues
Jan 25, 2023, 02:17 pm CST

Is debt limit unconstitutional? Answer is yes, some argue, based on the 14th Amendment’s public debt clause
Jan 25, 2023, 11:57 am CST

Former Proskauer COO is enjoined from using trade secrets allegedly stolen from firm
Jan 25, 2023, 09:40 am CST

Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell’s merger will produce nearly 400-lawyer firm
Jan 25, 2023, 09:07 am CST

Google has monopoly in digital advertising technology, DOJ antitrust suit claims; are consumers harmed?
Jan 25, 2023, 09:06 am CST

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