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A former chair of the ABA Commission on Immigration testified before Congress Thursday to advocate for the creation of an independent immigration court system. Immigration courts are currently located within the Department of Justice and under the control of the attorney general.
Jan 21, 2022 9:48 AM CST
The Law Offices of the Public Defender of the State of New Mexico only has one-third of the full-time attorneys it needs to handle its adult criminal and juvenile caseloads, according to a joint study by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense and Seattle-based accounting and consulting firm Moss Adams.
Jan 20, 2022 11:14 AM CST
When handling legal matters, lawyers often have to envision the worst possible outcomes for their clients and work to protect against them.
Jan 20, 2022 10:24 AM CST
Darryl Wilson, an in-house attorney at Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas, has used cooking as a form of therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. He launched his own Instagram account, where he regularly posts photos of his dishes, and taught two virtual cooking classes to members of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. “We always have to find things that make us happy and that are fulfilling or rewarding to us,” he says. “Mine just happens to be cooking.”
Jan 20, 2022 9:22 AM CST
The 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting, which will take place from Feb. 9 to 14, had been scheduled to be in Seattle. But after assessing the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the ABA Board of Governors voted Thursday to change the meeting to a fully virtual format.
Jan 13, 2022 5:35 PM CST
The ABA is offering volunteer lawyers a new opportunity to help families in 11 cities navigate their now-accelerated immigration court proceedings.
Jan 12, 2022 12:07 PM CST
A nonprofit formed to further the work of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
that the American Bar Association participated in will host its inaugural conference later this month.
Jan 7, 2022 11:23 AM CST
The ABA Commission on Immigration, through a new partnership with refugee resettlement agency HIAS, is hoping to help more people from Afghanistan who were evacuated to the United States after the Taliban took over their country last year.
Jan 6, 2022 8:58 AM CST
Lawyers from some of the nation’s largest law firms are working to help win temporary legal status for 250 female judges who feared for their lives
in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal earlier this year.
Dec 23, 2021 1:26 PM CST
The Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and the Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts recently received notices
that they are out of compliance with the ABA’s bar exam passage standard for law schools.
Dec 20, 2021 12:43 PM CST
The ABA Journal regularly profiles exceptional ABA members in its Members Who Inspire
series. In the past year, we featured many in the legal field who are encouraging and energizing others with their good work, including advocating for inmates on death row, mentoring prospective law students of African descent and fighting to stop bullying in the workplace.
Dec 17, 2021 9:34 AM CST
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed a decision that bans Florida lawyers from receiving continuing legal education credit for programs that require diversity among panelists—including the ABA's CLE programs.
Dec 16, 2021 4:09 PM CST
As of November, ABA-accredited law schools can accept the Graduate Record Examination from applicants in lieu of the Law School Admission Test, and some wonder if those with the financial resources will purchase test prep classes for both and submit their best score.
Dec 16, 2021 11:56 AM CST
At Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School, the median LSAT score for this year’s entering class was 174, which was the highest of all law schools.
Dec 16, 2021 10:16 AM CST
There is an 11.8% increase in first-year law students for the 2021 admissions cycle, compared to 2020, according to data released Wednesday by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Dec 15, 2021 10:48 AM CST
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