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10 Questions: LA solo brings together musical lawyers in a philharmonic he founded

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.

A Tradition of Jailhouse Lawyers: Amateur attorneys fill vital need for inmate access to the courts

Jailhouse lawyers still serve a vital need in prisons. However, prison officials generally do not view jailhouse lawyers as valuable purveyors of knowledge.

Startup Story: Black, female lawyers build their own success

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.

Contract lawyers pushing for better pay

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.

10 Questions: Judge and former NFL player Dwayne Woodruff

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.

ABA condemns terrorist attacks aimed at judicial institutions in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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.

Two attacks…

ABA closes office in China while it measures the impact of new restrictions on NGO activities

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…

China arm of King & Wood Mallesons explains collapse of European offices

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…

Chinese human rights lawyer has been tortured in prison, his legal team says

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…

Law professor is among those killed in attack on American University of Afghanistan

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…

ABA expresses concern about assassination of bar president in Pakistan, suicide attack on lawyers

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…

Chinese lawyer Wang Yu given ABA International Human Rights Award in absentia

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…

Chinese human rights lawyer is sentenced to prison

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…

Detained Chinese human rights lawyer who is due to receive ABA award issues ‘confession’

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…

Detained Chinese lawyer to receive inaugural ABA International Human Rights Award

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…

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