ABA Journal

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

Sept. 25, 1930: U.S. names its first drug czar

In print and initial web versions of “U.S. Names Its First Drug Czar,” Harry Anslinger was identified by the wrong first name. The Journal regrets the error.

Art Lien sketched court figures for 45 years, from blockbuster cases to the arcane

The print version of this story misspelled Kannon K. Shanmugam's name. The Journal regrets the error.

2023 Legal Rebels: Charging Forward

In the print version of “Charging Forward,” February-March, page 36, Legal Rebel Josh Blandi was referred to by the wrong first name in one instance.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Succession Planning: In retirement, Janet Goelz Hoffman supports nonprofits through pro bono and mentoring

Print and initial online versions of “Succession Planning,” August-September, should have stated that Janet Goelz Hoffman went to law school before her marriage to Brian Hoffman.

The Journal regrets the error.

Cross-section: Pandemic-era challenges spur civil litigators to shift approach to representative juries

In print and initial web versions of “Cross-section,” April-May, Shari Seidman Diamond and Paula Hannaford-Agor did not tell the ABA Journal that racially diverse juries are more likely to award higher damages to plaintiffs in civil cases.

The Journal regrets the error.

Judicial portraits and Confederate monuments stir debate on bias in the justice system

Print and initial web versions of "Reframing History," August-September, incorrectly stated that Hans Bader is currently a member of the Federalist Society. He is a former member.

The Journal regrets the error.

The new frontier of health care is here, but will DNA privacy be lost?

Print and initial online versions of "23 and You," June/July, page 24, featured a quote incorrectly describing 23andMe's service agreements.

The Journal regrets the error.

How to craft your legal writing on the clock

Print and initial online versions of "Legal Writing on the Clock," June-July, page 30, should have said that in part three of the series, readers would see how the motion to strike and the motion for judgment on the pleadings turned out.

The Journal regrets the error.

Letters: Equal Justice

In the print and intial web versions of "Letters From Our Readers," April-May, page 8, the verb "was" was erroneously added to the first line of Thomas Goetzl's letter.

The Journal regrets the error.

Judges differ on when it’s safe to hold in-person jury trials

The print and initial web versions of this article incorrectly identified Brandon Draper's position at the Harris County Attorney's Office in Texas. Draper is an assistant county attorney.

The Journal regrets the error.

Magazine Clarifications

Creatures Great and Small

Print and initial web versions of “Creatures Great and Small: 9 court rulings that shaped the Endangered Species Act” did not note that the former barn man granted standing to sue in American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was later found to be “essentially a paid plaintiff.” Feld Entertainment was ultimately paid $25 million by plaintiffs to settle all claims.

The Journal regrets the omission.

The new frontier of health care is here, but will DNA privacy be lost?

Print and initial online versions of “23 and You,” June-July, should have clarified that Margo Georgiadis was Ancestry’s CEO at the time of its acquisition. She is not Ancestry’s current CEO.

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.