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Amanda Robert

Legal Affairs Writer

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Amanda Robert, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2019. She previously worked for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer as an assistant editor and staff writer, and for Legal Newsline as a contributing writer. She also handled communications for a national intellectual property law firm and was a reporter for Illinois Times and the Centralia Daily Sentinel in Southern Illinois. She earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with a certificate in social justice, from Saint Louis University.

Recent Articles

Judicial discretion should be upheld in case involving sentencing standards, ABA says in amicus brief
Jan 30, 2023, 12:58 pm CST

5 ABA projects that got off the ground in 2022
Dec 22, 2022, 08:35 am CST

Longtime disability rights advocate Scott LaBarre dies at 54
Dec 20, 2022, 10:40 am CST

Meet 12 ABA members who inspired us in 2022
Dec 14, 2022, 08:38 am CST

ABA Free Legal Answers hits major milestone of 250K questions
Dec 6, 2022, 09:01 am CST

Vietnam vet carries combat skills and a desire to serve others into the courtroom
Dec 1, 2022, 12:50 am CST

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross says she’ll focus on civics, civility and collaboration
Dec 1, 2022, 12:40 am CST

ABA asks SCOTUS to preserve long-standing attorney-client privilege
Nov 28, 2022, 10:53 am CST

Meet the two Texas attorneys behind the Children’s Immigration Law Academy
Nov 23, 2022, 01:24 pm CST

Deborah Ferguson fights to protect ballot initiative process and other rights in Idaho
Nov 22, 2022, 03:37 pm CST

Feeling the holiday stress? The ABA is offering a number of wellness events
Nov 14, 2022, 08:45 am CST

ABA Executive Director Jack Rives to step down
Nov 10, 2022, 01:54 pm CST

ABA helps find permanent homes for Afghan evacuees stuck in Abu Dhabi, other parts of the world
Nov 10, 2022, 09:46 am CST

New York City asks junior attorneys to temporarily serve in understaffed agencies
Nov 4, 2022, 09:11 am CDT

During ABA Giving Day, members can support efforts advocating for democracy, equity and justice
Oct 18, 2022, 11:10 am CDT

ABA announces 2023 Spirit of Excellence Award recipients
Oct 5, 2022, 08:53 am CDT

Lauren Champaign has big goals for BigLaw
Oct 1, 2022, 12:40 am CDT

Passing the Gavel: ABA leaders spoke of hope, civility and tenacity
Oct 1, 2022, 12:30 am CDT

Dealing with Dobbs: ABA responds to the overruling of Roe with 6 resolutions
Oct 1, 2022, 12:10 am CDT

Working remotely is now a top priority, says new ABA report highlighting lasting shifts in practice of law
Sep 28, 2022, 09:50 am CDT

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