459 ABA Journal Asia articles.
Solo practitioner Gary S. Greene formed an all-volunteer orchestra composed entirely of lawyers and judges. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic has been so successful that Greene has since founded a 100-member chorus and a jazz big band.
Aug 1, 2017 1:40 AM CDT
Jailhouse lawyers still serve a vital need in prisons. However, prison officials generally do not view jailhouse lawyers as valuable purveyors of knowledge.
Aug 1, 2017 1:10 AM CDT
Yondi Morris-Andrews recalls the exact moment she decided to leave her position as a contract attorney at a BigLaw firm.
“I was in a meeting at a large law firm, and at the end of the meeting, one of the partners said, ‘OK, slaves, get back to work,’” recounts Morris-Andrews, who is African-American.
For Morris-Andrews, it was more than just a bad word choice: It was an indicator of a more systemic problem. At that moment, she knew it was time to leave.
Jul 1, 2017 2:00 AM CDT
Contract lawyers handle everything from document review to intellectual property audits to transactional due diligence to language translation. Since the Great Recession, rates for these services have plummeted from as much as $60 per hour to as little as $19. And because of falling wages, many project-based lawyers are seeking something normally reserved for blue- and gray-collar personnel: overtime pay.
Jun 1, 2017 4:20 AM CDT
Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, a former professional football player—and Super Bowl champion—Woodruff went to law school full-time while he played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, after more than a decade on the court bench, Woodruff is running for a seat on the state supreme court.
Jun 1, 2017 4:00 AM CDT
The American Bar Association condemned recent terrorist attacks aimed at court systems in Afghanistan and Pakistan in a statement Wednesday written by ABA President Linda A. Klein.
Mar 1, 2017 9:52 AM CST
In the wake of a new law threatening criminal prosecution of foreigners engaging in human and legal rights work in China, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative closed its Beijing…
Mar 1, 2017 1:10 AM CST
The China management committee of King & Wood Mallesons has used a social media app to post a critique of failures that led to the demise of the European…
Jan 24, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang signed a false confession in detention in China after his captors beat him, deprived him of sleep and forced him into painful positions, according…
Jan 23, 2017 11:39 AM CST
An assistant law professor at American University of Afghanistan was among those killed in an attack late Wednesday that claimed the lives of at least 13 people.
The attack on…
Aug 25, 2016 10:04 AM CDT
ABA President Linda Klein has sent a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan expressing concern about the assassination of a local bar president and a suicide attack at a…
Aug 23, 2016 8:56 AM CDT
ABA leaders and members of China’s community of dissidents-in-exile living in the United States packed a meeting room at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on Saturday morning…
Aug 6, 2016 4:36 PM CDT
A Chinese human rights lawyer will go to prison on a charge of subverting state power.
The lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday, the…
Aug 4, 2016 3:40 PM CDT
A jailed Chinese human rights lawyer who is due to receive the ABA’s first International Human Rights Award in absentia has reportedly been released on bail after delivering a videotaped…
Aug 1, 2016 11:35 AM CDT
The ABA has chosen detained Chinese lawyer Wang Yu to receive its first International Human Rights Award.
The ABA announced the award on Friday, one year after Wang was detained…
Jul 8, 2016 1:15 PM CDT