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To increase access to justice, jurisdictions should consider rewriting regulations, ABA House says

‘The personal attacks on judges and prosecutors must cease,’ ABA president says

ABA House of Delegates urges legislation protecting marijuana lawyers and banks

Voting access and protection against violence for Native Americans should be top priorities, ABA House says

ABA House votes in favor of restrictions on ‘ghost guns,’ firearm permits and safe storage

ABA House supports animal encounter training for law enforcement

ABA Notices - April 2020

Lawyer launches café that employs individuals with disabilities

In December 2018, Vinson & Elkins counsel Noelle Alix teamed up with longtime friend Kim Morrison to open BeanZ & Co. and provide jobs to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Avon, Connecticut.

ABA groups are working to promote and increase medical-legal partnerships

Meet the 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award honorees

The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession presents the annual awards to lawyers who excel professionally; personify excellence at the national, state or local level; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the law.

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Holocaust survivor has dedicated his career to serving others

John Rosenberg likes to tell people we’re in a country where the rule of law means something, where no one is above the law. “Lawyers make a difference,” he says. “We have demonstrated in our work that we can have a great impact and make our society a better one.”

A Q&A with ABA President Judy Perry Martinez

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez spoke with the ABA Journal in August about her experiences with the association and goals for her year as president.

Commission on Immigration urges widespread reform

“A person comes to our borders, legitimately seeking asylum from, say, political or religious persecution,” said Massachusetts Bar Association delegate Kevin Curtin, a prosecutor for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. “We then lock her up. We might separate her from her children. And then, we prevent her from having access to counsel. … We wouldn’t do that to what my grandmother would call common criminals.”

ABA asks courthouses to reconsider cellphone bans

Dina Afek often tells clients they’re not allowed to bring their cellphones into courthouses in New Mexico. “As attorneys, we can bring in phones, so it’s creating a weird class issue,” says Afek, the volunteer attorney program director for New Mexico Legal Aid. “It is disproportionately affecting poor people and self-represented litigants.”

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