10 Questions

73 ABA Journal 10 Questions articles.

10 Questions: Want to find the next Triple Crown winner? You may want to talk to this lawyer
10 Questions: From lesbian moms to Airbnb, Roberta Kaplan makes sure laws keep pace with change
This lawyer is using her love for ‘Star Wars’ to expand the galaxy of geeks
For some people, Star Wars isn't just a movie, it's also a way of life. Jennifer LaFortune is one of those people. Since 2006, the Gilbert, Arizona, lawyer has been…
This lawyer is fighting to extend basic human rights to complex animals
Natalie Prosin doesn't favor guerrilla tactics in the courtroom—more like gorilla tactics. As executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Nonhuman Rights Project, she manages the day-to-day operations of a mostly…
This Houston lawyer is now representing a death row inmate he reported on as a TV newsman
Earlier this year, Quinncy N. McNeal was surfing the Internet when he discovered that an execution date had been set for Rodney Reed, a Texas death row inmate convicted of…
10 Questions: Has the ADA measured up?
Meet the judge who has become a national sensation as ‘Bongo Lady’
By day, Malenda Harris Meacham is a busy solo family law practitioner and part-time judge in Hernando, Mississippi. By night she's become something of an air bongo sensation. That's right—an…
Meet a lawyer trying to guide the all-cash cannabis industry into the federal banking system
South Carolina litigator Mark Mason knew as much about the marijuana industry as any other middle-aged, law-abiding lawyer. That is, until his son called from Denver asking for help. Now…
Distance-swimming lawyer raises money for charity while setting records
Courtney Moates Paulk doesn't just swim with sharks in the courtroom—she's in the water with them, too. An open-water marathon swimmer, Paulk earned the sport's Triple Crown in 2013 by…
This D.C. lawyer coordinated a massive pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims
On Nov. 5, 1942, a young Jewish man named Leo Bretholz was herded into a French state-owned railway car bound for Auschwitz. Between 1942 and 1944, the Société Nationale des…
Why lead guitarist of Blind Melon left music for labor and employment law
As the guitarist for alternative rock band Blind Melon, Rogers Stevens spent years headlining venues and festivals around the world, recording albums and living his childhood dream.
The blue blood’s lawyer
Alexander Forger has had one of those careers that make you wonder: How in the world did he do that?
Want to be the next Miss America? Then you might want to hire this lawyer
Bill Alverson has been practicing law in the small town of Andalusia, Alabama, for nearly a quarter of a century. Together with his son, William Alverson, they run a law…