Asked and Answered
156 ABA Journal Asked and Answered articles.
Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler—to see how long she could post potentially offensive materials without getting kicked off the conservative social media site.
Feb 22, 2021 8:33 AM CST
A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward.
Jan 25, 2021 9:08 AM CST
Jeffrey L. Fisher has argued more than 40 U.S. Supreme Court cases, and he relies heavily on the justices’ body language during arguments. But that wasn’t possible for his last three, which were conducted by phone because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 28, 2020 9:00 AM CST
Looking for a new listen? We’ve picked our favorite 2020 episodes from each of the ABA Journal’s three podcasts. And if this whets your appetite, find more than 10 years of past episodes on our podcast page.
Dec 22, 2020 4:20 PM CST
April Dawson, an associate dean and professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, has been finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom, even before the pandemic, and she says the experience helped her connect with students.
Nov 30, 2020 9:04 AM CST
Plenty of lawyers in private practice worry about business development during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there may be more opportunities to discover new clients than they realize. And that is thanks to an increase in online events, says Karen Kaplowitz, a lawyer and business development coach.
Oct 26, 2020 8:56 AM CDT
Lawyer Kenneth White says his wife would like him to cut back on his Twitter time, but he has not. And like many other lawyers, he’s dealing with online litigation, including virtual court appearances, hearing postponements and telephone depositions.
Sep 28, 2020 9:06 AM CDT
While Veena Dubal was adapting to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law
that extends employee classification status to gig workers
Aug 31, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
This past spring, when few people realized that most July bar exams would ultimately be canceled, Molly Coleman decided to forgo the test, for the time being, despite her lawyer father’s objections.
Jul 27, 2020 2:21 PM CDT
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…
Jul 16, 2020 3:45 PM CDT
It may often seem like most, if not all, of your contacts on social media are complaining about wearing face masks, having to social distance and adhere to shelter-in-place orders. Since the novel coronavirus hit, performing these tasks have become part of our daily lives. But it's important to note that you only have control of yourself, says lawyer and author Brian Cuban.
Jun 29, 2020 9:12 AM CDT
Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried out by lawyers.
May 26, 2020 3:06 PM CDT
What are two activities where success comes from reading a room, speaking with authority and not appearing nervous, even if you are? Trying cases in court and also beauty pageants.
Apr 27, 2020 3:20 PM CDT
As people across the country are coping with countless changes in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered
podcast is taking a break from its regularly scheduled programing to share information with lawyers about how they can adjust to the world’s current situation—such as having to work from home, whether they want to or not.
Mar 30, 2020 9:27 AM CDT
These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Feb 24, 2020 3:35 PM CST
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