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

Afternoon Briefs: ABA Journal Board of Editors selects next leader; associate hiring drops during pandemic
Apr 21, 2021, 04:06 pm CDT

How many state supreme court justices are people of color? Judiciary doesn’t reflect population, report says
Apr 21, 2021, 02:24 pm CDT

How Florida’s new anti-riot law could run afoul of the First Amendment
Apr 21, 2021, 12:13 pm CDT

After Chauvin’s conviction on all counts, what will his appeal look like?
Apr 21, 2021, 10:25 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd’s death; why red flag law wasn’t used against FedEx gunman
Apr 20, 2021, 04:29 pm CDT

Colorful judicial writing style undermines legitimacy of opinions, law prof argues
Apr 20, 2021, 03:43 pm CDT

After name partner goes missing, lawyers get no paychecks; clients allege millions of dollars in lost funds
Apr 20, 2021, 12:02 pm CDT

Judge is investigated after he reportedly testifies in divorce deposition about burying $100K in his backyard
Apr 20, 2021, 11:08 am CDT

SCOTUS should hear case in which shackled defendant reenacted murder, with no defense objection, Sotomayor says
Apr 20, 2021, 10:20 am CDT

Judge resigns after using racial epithet, opining that all lives matter
Apr 20, 2021, 09:33 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer accused of laundering cash from undercover agent; Justice Barrett lists home for nearly $900K
Apr 19, 2021, 03:56 pm CDT

BigLaw partner is no longer listed on firm website after accusation of misrepresentation to federal court
Apr 19, 2021, 02:23 pm CDT

Can opening-the-door evidence doctrine violate the confrontation clause? SCOTUS will decide
Apr 19, 2021, 12:06 pm CDT

This former attorney general now bills for BigLaw at nearly $2,300 per hour
Apr 19, 2021, 10:27 am CDT

Judge rules retirement accounts of former BigLaw lawyer can be tapped for $10.4M restitution order
Apr 19, 2021, 09:32 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ civil rights nominee defends letter; lawyer charged in triple murder
Apr 15, 2021, 04:42 pm CDT

Departing lawyers who copied firm’s databases may be liable for unfair business practices, top state court says
Apr 15, 2021, 03:09 pm CDT

Judge slashes fee request to about $3K for lawyer who filed suit for client after his firing
Apr 15, 2021, 12:46 pm CDT

Democrats introduce bill to expand Supreme Court; opponents warn of ‘politicians in robes’
Apr 15, 2021, 10:44 am CDT

Sotomayor and Gorsuch warn that misinformation and intolerance can threaten democracy
Apr 15, 2021, 09:43 am CDT

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