ABA Journal articles.
Law firms are responding to the Jan. 6 riot
on the U.S. Capitol with pledges to pause or review contributions by their political action committees and, in one case, a decision to dump Trump businesses as clients.
Jan 13, 2021 3:18 PM CST
Historian Jane Dailey discusses her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History, and what America’s history with lynch mobs can teach us about the attack on the Capitol.
Jan 13, 2021 12:37 PM CST
Lawyers are frequent targets of criticism and sometimes that criticism takes place in the form of negative reviews online. As such, lawyers must be careful not to violate the duty of confidentiality when responding to negative online reviews. The ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility advises that the best response is often no response at all.
Jan 13, 2021 12:34 PM CST
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was executed early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stand in the way.
Jan 13, 2021 12:16 PM CST
Arizona’s court system will begin utilizing Thomson Reuters’ cloud-based court exhibit and evidence sharing platform to assist with the handling of digital evidence across the state, it was announced Wednesday.
Jan 13, 2021 10:53 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Trump administration requirement that women seeking an abortion drug must pick it up in person at a hospital, clinic or medical office.
Jan 13, 2021 9:44 AM CST
With the shift to virtual recruitment amid the COVID-19 crisis, the speed at which law firms vet and hire lateral partners has increased, according to Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher
. But Ellenhorn
, whose company helps legal industry clients evaluate potential hires, says law firms would be wise not to quicken the hiring process too much.
Jan 13, 2021 9:00 AM CST
Courts delay 3 federal executions scheduled for this week
Federal courts have delayed three federal executions scheduled for this week. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of the District…
Jan 12, 2021 4:52 PM CST
Law firms learned lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic that could translate to permanent changes in the way that they manage their operations, deliver legal services and treat their employees, according to a report released Tuesday.
Jan 12, 2021 3:06 PM CST
The Facebook page for Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was taken down after she promoted President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, which happened before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol
Jan 12, 2021 12:49 PM CST
Following the administration of the first online remotely proctored bar exam in October, California appears to have sent out significantly more notices of potential testing violations than other large jurisdictions.
Jan 12, 2021 12:14 PM CST
A pro-Trump lawyer who was in the news recently for a typo
has been tossed from a defamation case in Delaware.
Jan 12, 2021 12:10 PM CST
Deborah L. Rhode, a leading legal ethics scholar and strong advocate for enhanced access to justice, died last week.
Jan 12, 2021 11:20 AM CST
Impeachment isn’t the only recourse of Congress against President Donald Trump for statements leading up to the Jan. 6
riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to constitutional scholars.
Jan 12, 2021 10:15 AM CST
State bar will consider Giuliani ouster
The New York State Bar Association is considering whether to expel lawyer Rudy Giuliani from its voluntary membership rolls under a bylaw that…
Jan 11, 2021 4:24 PM CST
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