Daily News Corrections

Former BigLaw lawyer can start the process to return to practice after prison sentence, state supreme court says

Corrected on June 30 after a reader alerted us that although Sudfield’s suspension was backdated, he will still need to go through a further reinstatement process in order to practice law again.

ABA House votes in favor of ‘ghost guns’ restrictions, firearm permits and safe storage

This story was updated Feb. 18 to correctly state that Resolution 107B urges authorities to require people to apply for a firearm from a designated law enforcement or public safety agency before being given a permit to purchase one.

The Journal regrets the error.

LSAT will change for all would-be lawyers as a result of blind man’s lawsuit settlement

Updated on Oct. 23 to correct a misspelling of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s name.

New Hampshire repeals death penalty; its last execution was in 1939

Updated on May 31 to correct the New Hampshire governor’s first name. The Journal regrets the error.

Black legal aid lawyer says officer detained him after mistaking him for suspect in court

Updated on March 31 to say that the deputy believed that James was his client impersonating being a lawyer.

Why can’t you bring mechanical pencils to the LSAT? Blame test-taking tricksters

Updated on March 4 to correct the spelling of James Wollack’s name.

Clio Cloud Conference 2018 returns to New Orleans with a new software competition

Updated at 10:58 a.m. to correct an error about the dates of the conference introduced during the editing process. The Clio Cloud Conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5.

CBS series might not satisfy ‘true crime’ cravers, but still shows risks taken by whistleblowers

Corrected Aug. 30 to remove statement that 1986 amendments to the False Claims Act allowed private lawsuits. Such suits were possible under the original 1863 legislation.

Prison telecom: ‘Technical error’ led to recording of more than 1,000 attorney-client calls

Corrected on March 12 to say that Josh Waring was charged with three counts of attempted murder. The Journal regrets the error.

Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences for their students

Story revised at 3 p.m. to remove incorrect statements saying that Deloitte is helping Jennifer Wondracek develop a VR app and that she is collaborating with the University of Law in England.

Daily News Clarifications

Revived under Obama, Pell grants for prisoners program expires soon

An earlier version of this story said the Pell grant program for prisoners was set to expire at the end of 2018. The program does not expire, but funding must be renewed every year.

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

Updated on Sept. 12 to explain the child-support requirement in Arizona’s public-assistance programs.

Law Profs Sign Letter Calling Obama’s Contraception Compromise Unacceptable

Updated Feb. 21 to clarify that Robert George is a jurisprudence professor for Princeton University undergraduates.

After NJ Justice Refuses to Rule in Some Divided Cases, Senate Urges His Resignation

Updated on Feb. 22 to clarify that Anne Patterson is Gov. Christie’s new nominee.

Wis. Disciplinary Group Reopens Probe of Embattled DA Now Accused by Multiple Women

Updated on Sept. 28 to remove implication that the Office of Lawyer Regulation is a part of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Magazine Corrections

Racial disparities in maternal mortality are exacerbated by COVID-19

Print and initial online versions of "Lawyers Tackle Maternal Mortality" should have correctly identified New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Journal regrets the error.

Father-daughter duo serves together in ABA leadership

Updated on July 28 to clarify that the House of Delegates has nearly 600 members, and to correct a photo caption.

ABA Treasurer’s Report for FY19

A table in print and initial online versions of the ABA Treasurer's Report should have indicated long-term investments of $296.5 million in 2018.

The Journal regrets the error.

Suing a cruise line? There are a boatload of challenges unique to the industry

In print and initial online versions of "Rough Seas," June-July, Robert L. Gardana should have been identified as a past chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the ABA’s Tort and Trial Lawyer Insurance Practice Section.

The Journal regrets the error.

Attorney uses photography and storytelling for legal empowerment

Print and initial web versions of "True Conviction," April-May, should have credited Anna Ream LLC with the photograph of Deborah Espinosa.

The Journal regrets the error.

Genealogy sites give law enforcement a new DNA sleuthing tool, but the battle over privacy looms

Print and initial web versions of “Blood Ties,” Winter 2019-2020 issue, should have made clear that Parabon NanoLabs did not identify a filmmaker as a potential suspect in a rape and murder case. And a process Parabon Nanolabs used should have been referred to as genetic genealogy.

The Journal regrets the errors.

Political unrest, violence have forced millions to migrate and seek protection of the rule of law

Due to an editing error, the print version of “Desperately Seeking Sanctuary,” Winter 2019-2020, did not correctly refer to one of Raquel Aldana’s four parts of her framework to define the absence of the rule of law in Central America as “licit corruption.”

The Journal regrets the error.

Inclusion illusion: Diversity’s pain point

An unfinalized draft of “Inclusion Illusion” inadvertently ran in the print version of the ABA Journal.

The Journal regrets the oversight.

The best places to practice in 2019

The print version of "The Best Places to Practice," September-October, should have stated that Alabama's median home price was $141,300.

ABE grant expands services for victims of rape and sexual assault in the military

Print and initial online versions of "Protection for Protectors,” September-October, should have said that Brittany Bentz pursued a rape case against an airman.

The Journal regrets the error.

Magazine Clarifications

Will court reporting undergo a pandemic shift?

Print and initial versions of Dictating Change?, October-November, should have clarified that Michael G. Romano’s statement about his first Zoom deposition was made in May.

Would a government-backed social credit scoring system like China’s ever fly in the US?

What’s Your Score?” August-September, contained a quote from Ben Winters, an attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based Electronic Privacy information Center, about constitutional rights and protections against governmental surveillance. The quote has been clarified to emphasize that these protections lack a sufficient enforcement mechanism.

Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Print and initial web versions of “Lawyers, Songs & Money,” July / August, used “plagiarism” interchangeably with “copyright infringement” in four instances. Although the terms have elements in common, they have distinct legal definitions.

Court considers whether inquiry about citizenship belongs on the U.S. census

The print version of “Census Fracas” should have clarified that California faces a “certainly impending” risk of losing a seat in the house while five other states faced a “substantial” risk of losing a seat.

A tale of two silver markets—and two disasters

Print and initial online versions of “A Tale of Two Silver Markets—and Two Disasters” included a mention of Lamar Hunt.

Although Lamar Hunt was involved in substantial silver market investments with his brothers, he was not among Hunt family members involved in the soybean investments penalized by regulators.

The implication was unintentional.

ABA members to see lower dues, more benefits

Updated on Oct. 7 to clarify that the list of lawyer types under the dues categories is partial, not comprehensive.

Results may vary in legal research databases

Print and initial online versions of “Results May Vary,” March, should have noted that the data cited is from a 2015 study by author Susan Nevelow Mart. Algorithms and their results are continually changing, and each of the legal database providers in that study has changed their algorithms since the data was collected.

Resistance Redux: Civil rights lawyers from the 1960s have lessons for today’s social activists

Resistance Redux,” August, should have stated that J. Tony Serra typically charges $25,000 for a death penalty case, knowing he could get nearly 10 times that working as a court-appointed attorney.

Trading in IP addresses becomes a lucrative market

Print and initial online versions of “Address Advantage,” November, said Marc Lindsey “brokered a deal to sell Nortel’s remaining IP addresses.” Though Lindsey was an adviser on the sale, he was not the official broker of it.

This D.C. lawyer coordinated a massive pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims

Regarding “10 Questions: Held Accountable,” April, page 11, about the pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims, survivors and heirs that secured a $60 million fund from the French government: Stephen Rodd and Harriet Tamen first filed suit in the matter in 2000, and they are continuing litigation to hold the railway company accountable.