ABA Journal

Annual Meeting

654 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.

Live From New York, It’s the ABA

With more than 1,500 programs ranging from the fallout of the economy on the legal profession to what the presidential candidates should be saying about judicial selection, the American Bar…

Threats to Judicial Independence a Top Priority for Incoming ABA Prez

Incoming ABA President H. Thomas Wells Jr. says he got the message in talks with other bar leaders over the past year or so.

There is widespread concern, he says,…

Pillsbury Axed Mandatory Retirement After ABA Debate

In August when the ABA House of Delegates debated and then took a stand against mandatory retirement at law firms, it had a big effect on…

ABA Speaks Out on Status of U.S. Attorneys

The ABA remained largely silent as Congress and the Bush administration wrangled during the past several months over whether the firings of nine U.S. attorneys were politically motivated or simply…

ABA Critical of US Atty Firings

Updated: A watered-down resolution on the controversial firing of nine U.S. Attorneys by the Justice Department has passed the ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates, which wound up its final day…

ABA Urges Congress to Override Exec Order

The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates adopted a policy urging Congress to pass legislation that would in effect reverse the interrogation policy for the CIA that is set forth in…

ABA: End Forced Retirement

The ABA House of Delegates decided Monday that the time has come for law firms to put mandatory age-based retirement policies out to pasture.

In addition to recommending that law…

Neukom Takes Office as ABA President

As William Neukom takes office today as the ABA’s new president, one of his main goals is promoting the rule of law in the U.S. and abroad.

The gavel was…

Experts Warn: Subprime ‘Train Wreck’ Coming

Lots of folks are complaining these days about the evils of subprime loans and their connection to the record wave of mortgage foreclosures sweeping the nation.

Now, with humongous jumps…

Panelists Ask: Who Owns Your Genes?

Michael Crichton, who fills a rather unique niche in turning science into literary fiction, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office goofed in dealing…

Still Counting Firsts at the ‘Maggies’

More than 1,300 people showed up for the 17th annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon honoring women whose…

Who Will Police Nanotech, Keep Us Safe?

Besides understanding that nanotechnology makes small stuff usable and usable stuff small, we need also recognize that what we know about it can fit on the head of a pin,…

Breyer: Nat’l Legal Systems Are Finding Common Ground

Updated: The laws of the United States and other nations are increasingly becoming pieces of a larger fabric as they seek to address issues of common interest, said U.S. Supreme…

Records Proposal Pulled After Protests

A controversial proposal to limit access to criminal records to make it easier for convicts to find jobs and housing is being withdrawn by the entities that intended to bring…

Green Lawyers Can Rile SOX Enforcers

Five years ago last week, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took effect, giving the government a whole new set of tools to fight corporate corruption.

Its anti-fraud provisions immediately affected public companies…

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