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‘Lucky in Life’: Emily Feinstein creates opportunities for others through pro bono and hockey

“I always say I have been so lucky in life,” Emily Feinstein says. “I was lucky that my dad married my mom, because that relationship provided me with so many opportunities that would not have otherwise been available—the ability to go to college and the belief that I was obviously going to law school. I don’t think that would have been ingrained in me. And so being able to take what I have and use it to help others has always been really important.”

Fortifying Defenses: ABA president stresses association’s mission as ‘storm clouds’ threaten rule of law

While ABA President Reginald M. Turner remains hopeful the sun is rising on the rule of law, he says “storm clouds increasingly appear on the landscape.” These clouds include forces throughout the globe “promoting lawlessness, corruption and attacks on democratic governance, threatening hard-won fundamental rights and freedoms.”

Home Security: ABA develops 10 guidelines to aid tenants and landlords dealing with evictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the nation’s already dire housing crisis, the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense turned its attention to improving the experiences of people involved in the eviction process.

ABA Notices - April 2022

Matt Simpson competed in goalball at his second Paralympics in Tokyo

Matt Simpson was 10 when he attended a sports camp hosted by the United States Association of Blind Athletes in North Carolina and discovered goalball, a sport developed in 1946 to help rehabilitate World War II veterans. He has since competed at the sport’s highest level, playing on the U.S. men’s national team that won the silver medal at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and representing the United States again at the delayed 2020 Games in Tokyo last summer.

Spirit of Excellence honorees are recognized for ‘grit and determination’

The Spirit of Excellence awards symbolize the determination of racially and ethnically diverse lawyers who have not only navigated their own path to success but paved the way for those who follow them. This year, the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession will recognize two state supreme court justices and three lawyers for their contributions at the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting.

February-March 2022 ABA Notices

David Yamada is fighting to end workplace bullying

“We’re taught to be really good at manipulating language as lawyers, and language is the stock-in-trade of bullying and abuse,” Prof. David Yamada says. “Most of the time, it’s not about physical aggression. It’s about commissions and omissions, I guess you could say, in terms of how people treat one another.”

ABA President Reginald Turner wants his term to focus on the organization’s four goals

Learn all about the ABA’s president, Reginald Turner, including what first brought him into the profession; where he went on his first date with his wife; and the dessert that’s his daily treat.

December 2021-January 2022 ABA Notices

Judge Neil Axel uses DUI court experience to tackle traffic safety

Judge Neil Axel works with the ABA’s Judicial Outreach Liaison and Judicial Fellows Program. As one of its two judicial fellows, Axel helps educate judges nationwide on issues involving impaired driving offenses, including drug-impaired driving; evidence-based sentencing practices to reduce recidivism; and the impact of the legalization of marijuana on highway safety. He also works closely with the program’s nine regional JOLs and 22 state JOLs, all of whom provide training and support on impaired driving and other highway safety issues to courts in their areas.

ABA leaders urge members to help meet the nation’s legal needs

Human rights abuses at boarding schools for Native American children must be examined, ABA House says

Resolution 801 urges organizations and governments to cooperate with the Department of the Interior’s Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative and hand over school records to help uncover the truth of what happened at the boarding schools.

Student loans should be easier to discharge in bankruptcy, ABA argues

Thurgood Marshall Award recipient Clarence B. Jones gets surprise tribute from Obama

Clarence B. Jones, a civil rights leader and member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legal team, deserved the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s recognition as this year’s Thurgood Marshall Award recipient. But the section’s president thought being acknowledged by former President Barack Obama would be an even higher honor.

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