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: Legal professionals stressed, surveys say; disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in 9/11 theft
Oct 30, 2020, 02:15 pm CDT

Should Scabby the giant inflatable rat be barred from some union protests? NLRB seeks input
Oct 30, 2020, 12:15 pm CDT

Judge will be compelled to rule on 7 motions unless she acts by Nov. 3, appeals court says
Oct 30, 2020, 10:50 am CDT

Kavanaugh corrects opinion after Vermont official complains
Oct 30, 2020, 10:40 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules
Oct 29, 2020, 04:15 pm CDT

Lawyer volunteers devote increasing hours to election protection efforts
Oct 29, 2020, 02:56 pm CDT

Firm sues for rent abatement; landlord decries law firms trying to ‘weasel out’ of commitments
Oct 29, 2020, 12:14 pm CDT

Former Goldman Sachs lawyer says she was fired after trying to speak up about sexual misconduct
Oct 29, 2020, 11:33 am CDT

Supreme Court doesn’t interfere with ballot deadline extensions in 2 states; Barrett doesn’t participate
Oct 29, 2020, 09:58 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer says he was stopped for jogging while Black; public defender held in contempt
Oct 28, 2020, 04:29 pm CDT

At least 18 former ABA presidents sign call to safeguard election process
Oct 28, 2020, 02:41 pm CDT

LeClairRyan gave joint venture ‘unprecedented control’ and priority payments, bankruptcy trustee says
Oct 28, 2020, 01:24 pm CDT

Fragomen reveals data breach affecting some employees of its client Google
Oct 28, 2020, 11:56 am CDT

Many BigLaw firms are quietly laying off staff members, recruiters say
Oct 28, 2020, 09:30 am CDT

Judge acknowledges his disparaging reference to governor was ‘idiotic’
Oct 27, 2020, 02:47 pm CDT

Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed
Oct 27, 2020, 01:36 pm CDT

Law student debt averages about $165K at graduation, creating stress and restricting choices, survey says
Oct 27, 2020, 12:19 pm CDT

SCOTUS refuses to reinstate extended deadline for absentee ballots in Wisconsin
Oct 27, 2020, 09:46 am CDT

Senate confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
Oct 26, 2020, 07:20 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner in mansion rent dispute; 115 court employees have COVID-19
Oct 26, 2020, 04:36 pm CDT

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