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. Robert 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

Afternoon Briefs: 7th Circuit rules on jail’s COVID-19 safety measures; ABA asks FEMA to activate disaster legal services
Sep 9, 2020, 03:50 pm CDT

Working Mother’s list of best law firms for women marks progress over 5 years
Sep 9, 2020, 02:20 pm CDT

DOJ files rare request to represent Trump in columnist’s defamation lawsuit
Sep 9, 2020, 12:35 pm CDT

Vanderbilt Law Review members donate fees to support minority students with ABA diversity scholarship
Sep 9, 2020, 11:55 am CDT

Lawsuit over parental leave policy will continue against Jones Day
Sep 9, 2020, 10:18 am CDT

More law firms are moving to make Election Day a paid holiday
Sep 9, 2020, 09:23 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: COVID-19 outbreak in attorney’s office leads to court suspension; prosecutor killed while cycling
Sep 8, 2020, 04:35 pm CDT

Another BigLaw firm joins the list of firms laying off staff
Sep 8, 2020, 12:37 pm CDT

Lawyer is disbarred after history of indecent exposure, voyeurism
Sep 8, 2020, 11:09 am CDT

Assistant attorney general loses job after reports surfaced of racist social media posts
Sep 8, 2020, 10:28 am CDT

State AG drops case against Black man who faced 6 murder trials and spent 23 years in prison
Sep 8, 2020, 09:46 am CDT

SCLAID celebrates centennial by recognizing 2 young lawyers’ work to promote access to justice
Sep 3, 2020, 09:25 am CDT

Meet the 2020 Margaret Brent Award honorees
Aug 27, 2020, 01:41 pm CDT

Foster care agencies that contract with the government shouldn’t discriminate, ABA says in amicus brief
Aug 21, 2020, 03:00 pm CDT

ABA releases a cookbook to mark centennial of 19th Amendment’s ratification
Aug 18, 2020, 01:00 pm CDT

Do you have an idea for an access-to-justice project? ABE is offering grants
Aug 17, 2020, 01:50 pm CDT

More than 50 guests can attend New York weddings amid COVID-19 pandemic, federal judge rules
Aug 11, 2020, 10:57 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: State justice contracts COVID-19; $50M verdict upheld for man kept in police storage room
Aug 7, 2020, 03:49 pm CDT

Top state court reverses order that would’ve added fear of COVID-19 to absentee voting excuses
Aug 7, 2020, 12:42 pm CDT

Federal judge orders weekly COVID-19 tests for immigrants at California detention center
Aug 7, 2020, 11:22 am CDT

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