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ABA House of Delegates calls for changes in country’s immigration system
The ABA House of Delegates approved two resolutions Monday that address immigration policies and practices implemented by previous administrations.
Women shouldn’t face criminal prosecution after abortion or miscarriage, ABA House says
The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution at the midyear meeting Monday that opposes the criminal prosecution of anyone who has an abortion or experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Restrictions on firearms in government buildings and polling places should be considered, says ABA House
In the wake of the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, death threats against election officials and the sight of armed groups at state capitols, the ABA House of Delegates on Monday called for restrictions on firearms in some government buildings and polling places.
ABA’s Practice Forward group puts focus on members’ needs, well-being
The challenges confronting the legal profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a prime focus of the 2021 ABA Midyear Meeting.
Federal student loan repayment plan rules should be eased, says ABA House

A resolution calling on Congress and the White House to authorize the suspension or forgiveness of student loans and to make it easier to qualify for repayment plans was adopted…

Trained dogs should be allowed to comfort witnesses during court proceedings, ABA House says
The ABA House of Delegates resolved Monday to support the use of trained canines to comfort vulnerable witnesses during testimony.
Tampons and pads shouldn’t be prohibited at bar exam, ABA House says
The right of bar examinees to bring tampons and pads with them was addressed in a measure overwhelmingly approved by the House of Delegates at the ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday.
ABA is on a ‘promising path forward,’ President Patricia Lee Refo says
Since taking office, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo has maintained a schedule of events that would've once been unimaginable.
ABA House urges Congress to pass judicial security bill
After last year’s deadly attack on a New Jersey federal judge’s home, the ABA House of Delegates adopted a resolution Monday calling on Congress to push for greater protections for members of the judiciary.
Citing a consumer need, ABA Legal Ed keeps March law school employment reporting deadline
The council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will not be granting a request to push the employment data deadline from March to June.
Spirit of Excellence honorees strive for diversity and inclusion

“These outstanding lawyers are the embodiment of excellence in our profession,” ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said after reading the names of the recipients of this year’s Spirit of Excellence Awards.

Interested in speaking to students and community groups during National Judicial Outreach Week?
With National Judicial Outreach Week around the corner, the Judicial Division has put out the call for active and retired judges to meet with their communities in-person or virtually to talk about the importance of the courts and upholding the rule of law.
Diversity ‘bottleneck’ and minority attrition keep firm leadership ranks white and male, new ABA survey says
More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report released Tuesday.
ABA becomes plaintiff in lawsuit over treatment of children affected by remain-in-Mexico program
The ABA’s immigration project in Texas has joined a lawsuit alleging that unaccompanied children affected by the Trump administration’s remain-in-Mexico program are being denied basic legal rights.
Young lawyers bring meditation to ABA Midyear Meeting
It's important to offer people opportunities to practice meditation because once you introduce them to it, it's more likely they'll try it again on their own, says Christina Sava, a member of the Young Lawyers Division Wellness Committee.

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