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First all-virtual ABA Annual Meeting offers full slate of special events and programs
In a year of uncertainty, one thing is certain: The 2020 ABA Annual Meeting will once again offer attendees a memorable roster of special events, CLE programs and networking opportunities.
An all-virtual mock trial shows how remote trials can be conducted

The Inaugural ABA False Claims Act Virtual Trial Program highlighted how jurors respond to evidence and arguments presented during a False Claims Act trial and how litigators can adapt their strategies when these trials are conducted remotely.

Another state cancels September bar exam and replaces it with online test over COVID-19 concerns
On Monday, Georgia canceled its in-person September bar exam because of public health concerns stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
ABA president urges Senate to support nursing homes in next COVID-19 stimulus bill
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez asked U.S. Senate leadership Monday to include S. 4182, the Emergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020, in the next COVID-19 economic relief bill.
What can we expect from the all-virtual 2020 ABA Annual Meeting?

When COVID-19 closed ABA offices in March, staff sprang into work figuring out how the association could convert its meetings and events to virtual environments. In this bonus episode of…

LGBTQ+ lawyers and attorneys with disabilities report prevalent discrimination, ABA study says
Nearly 40% of lawyers who identify as having disabilities and/or as LGBTQ+ report experiencing discrimination, harassment and bias in the workplace, according to a new national study by the ABA and Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
Trump shouldn’t use commutation power to undermine justice, says ABA president
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez on Monday criticized President Donald Trump's decision to commute the sentence of his friend and former campaign adviser Roger Stone.
Another state cancels its July and September bar exams because of COVID-19 concerns
In light of COVID-19 concerns, Kentucky canceled on Thursday its July and September bar exams, which would have been in-person tests. The state now plans to use the National Conference of Bar Examiners remote test, which is scheduled for early October.
In advancing dignity rights, the ABA has a unique potential to change the world

“While lawyers do indispensable work throughout the human rights community, as I hoped to do, it is something else again for the entire legal profession, as represented by the ABA, to advocate human rights. That was power.”

ABA is ‘deeply concerned’ by China’s new security law, saying it violates agreement with Hong Kong
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said Wednesday the ABA is “deeply concerned” by China’s new national security legislation, which is designed to curb anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Supreme Court strikes down restrictive abortion law; Roberts concurrence provides fifth vote
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law in a closely watched case on Monday. A concurrence by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. provided the fifth vote to strike down the Louisiana law, which requires doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
2020 ABA Medal goes to William Neukom, founder of the World Justice Project
William Neukom, a former ABA president and founder of the World Justice Project, will be awarded this year's ABA Medal, the association announced Thursday.
Privatized services and onerous fees hurt public confidence in the justice system, ABA report says
About 10 million Americans owe more than $50 billion in debt related to their involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report released Wednesday by the ABA Working Group on Building Public Trust in the American Justice System.
Majority of minority female lawyers consider leaving law; ABA study explains why
Seventy percent of female minority lawyers report leaving or considering leaving the legal profession, according to an ABA report on the challenges that they face.
ABA Journal’s redesign wins top national award from 2020 Azbees
The ABA Journal was awarded the top national prize for its magazine redesign from the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Friday.

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