Liane Jackson

Assistant Managing Editor

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Liane Jackson, an assistant managing editor, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2016. She manages the magazine’s Inter Alia and Practice Matters sections. She is an attorney who previously practiced at large law firms in Chicago and New York. Later, Jackson re-careered into journalism, working as a television news reporter and anchor for local and national news. She has also worked as a press secretary and freelanced for the Journal for a number of years. Jackson earned her bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania, her JD from Tulane Law School, and an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Jackson founded Free Range Office, a co-working space in the Wicker Park-Bucktown neighborhood in 2013, and she continues to do pro bono work in her spare time.

Recent Articles

Female lawyers face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
Oct 1, 2020, 02:50 am CDT

Could this be America’s tipping point?
Aug 1, 2020, 01:25 am CDT

Ballot box battles are more high-stakes than ever
Jun 1, 2020, 01:40 am CDT

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and America’s cruel justice equation
May 27, 2020, 08:00 am CDT

What Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ says about gun culture in America
May 4, 2020, 08:30 am CDT

Talk of reparations is being revived around the country
Apr 1, 2020, 03:00 am CDT

Behind bars in Scandinavia, and what we can learn
Feb 1, 2020, 01:25 am CST

The curious case of A$AP Rocky
Dec 11, 2019, 09:50 am CST

Inclusion illusion: Diversity’s pain point
Nov 1, 2019, 03:30 am CDT

Balance of power: Money and inequity in the judicial system
Sep 1, 2019, 02:50 am CDT

Change Agents: A new wave of reform prosecutors upends the status quo
Jun 1, 2019, 12:00 am CDT

Campaigns count on political lawyers to get the vote right
Mar 1, 2019, 02:00 am CST

Book about Jewish lawyers targeted in Nazi Germany resonates today
Nov 1, 2018, 02:10 am CDT

Women’s experiences differ from men’s and affect their longevity in law, survey finds
Oct 1, 2018, 12:36 am CDT

More law firms join ‘best for women’ lists, but statistics are stalled
Oct 1, 2018, 12:15 am CDT

Race and gender bias is rampant in law, says new report that also offers tools to fight it
Sep 6, 2018, 08:26 am CDT

Margaret Brent award honors women dedicated to inclusion, equal rights and social justice
Aug 5, 2018, 04:50 pm CDT

Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says
Aug 3, 2018, 07:50 pm CDT

#MeToo brings reflection, but must lead to cultural, workplace change
Aug 2, 2018, 06:45 pm CDT

ABA honors 5 legal trailblazers with Margaret Brent award, named for America’s first female lawyer
Aug 1, 2018, 01:35 am CDT

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