578 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.
“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.”
Nov 1, 2019 1:10 AM CDT
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.”
Nov 1, 2019 1:00 AM CDT
"It is a great time and it is the right time to be a member of the American Bar Association," ABA Executive Director Jack Rives told the House of Delegates Monday at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 13, 2019 4:30 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday asked governments not to unduly restrict access to health care services.
Aug 13, 2019 3:47 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution encouraging courts and bar associations to review their policies on the use and admittance of cellphones in courthouses.
Aug 13, 2019 2:31 PM CDT
A slate of six immigration-related resolutions was passed by the ABA House of Delegates during their annual meeting session, all of which received broad support.
Aug 13, 2019 2:10 PM CDT
, declaring that the Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional, was easily approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2019 1:54 PM CDT
ABA President-elect Patricia Lee Refo was recently reminded of the influence of lawyers in founding the country, she told the House of Delegates on Tuesday at the annual meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 13, 2019 1:40 PM CDT
Jurisdictions suing pharmaceutical companies for alleged irresponsible marketing of opioid painkillers should be careful to use any settlement money to address opioid-related harms, the ABA House of Delegates said Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2019 1:25 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates passed two resolutions that support fair compensation at the annual meeting in San Francisco.
Resolution 106, sponsored by the Commission on Women in the…
Aug 13, 2019 1:05 PM CDT
Government shutdowns shouldn’t affect whether members of federally recognized American Indian tribes can see—or pay—their doctors, the House of Delegates declared Tuesday at the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 13, 2019 12:04 PM CDT
The ABA supports legislation that would create a new copyright small claims program within the U.S. Copyright Office to adjudicate copyright small claims more efficiently and economically than federal courts, according to a resolution passed overwhelmingly by the House of Delegates on Monday at the annual meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 12, 2019 10:33 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates has postponed indefinitely a resolution that would call on legislatures and courts to redefine the consent standard in sexual assault cases, after contentious debate Monday at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Aug 12, 2019 10:20 PM CDT
In her first speech after the gavel-passing ceremony, incoming ABA President Judy Perry Martinez shared a story with the ABA House of Delegates about speaking on behalf of the New Orleans Bar Association at a naturalization ceremony.
Aug 12, 2019 9:15 PM CDT
The health and well-being of senior adults were addressed in a pair of resolutions approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday.
Aug 12, 2019 8:13 PM CDT
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