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ABA Notices - April 2022

Join ABA Day 2022: Celebrating 25 years of advocacy on the Hill

This year, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of this event during the week of April 4. The ongoing pandemic has restricted our ability to meet face-to-face in Washington, but we have adjusted our advocacy strategy and techniques. As in 2020 and 2021, ABA Day 2022 will be held virtually.

Luz Arévalo helps immigrant and low-income clients facing tax problems

Luz Arévalo has spent most of her career helping immigrants and members of other marginalized communities sort through issues with their taxes.

Should the UN establish a right to a healthy environment? ABA urges US to vote yes

In a late February briefing, Nadia Ahmad introduced a group of ABA members and Capitol Hill staffers to Resolution 48/13—a measure adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council that for the first time recognizes having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.

US News releases its 2023 law school rankings; who switched spots?

Yale Law School kept its No. 1 spot on the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released Tuesday, and the University of Chicago Law School moved up—from No. 4 to No. 3 on the list. Check out the schools that made the top 20 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2023 best law schools.

ABA Young Lawyers Division accepting applications for Leadership Academy

The ABA Young Lawyers Division has launched the Leadership Academy to continue to promote and advance lawyers who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in the legal profession.

Hawaii joins states that mandate lawyers’ competence in technology

Hawaii has become the latest state to adopt the duty of technology competence for lawyers.

Jackson showed no signs of bias in criminal cases, ABA evaluators tell senators; uniform high praise compelled top rating

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson its “well qualified” rating after receiving consistent praise from those who knew her and reviewed her writing, committee representatives told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Diverse Lawyers Trial Academy hosts 2-day training for 1st-chair roles, and applications are open

The Diverse Lawyers Trial Academy is a two-day intensive training program that connects lawyers who have been historically underrepresented in civil proceedings with a faculty of experienced trial lawyers, in-house counsel, judges and trial consultants.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gets ‘well qualified’ rating for SCOTUS by unanimous ABA committee

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has received a unanimous “well qualified” rating from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, the highest qualification.

Book by Anita Hill is among 29 finalists for ABA Silver Gavel Awards

A book by Anita Hill and a Wall Street Journal story on judicial conflicts of interest are among 29 finalists for the ABA’s 2022 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.

Legal course work for undergraduates might replace LSAT, says Law School Admission Council

The Law School Admission Council announced a plan Wednesday to allow prospective law school applicants to take undergraduate courses—possibly in lieu of the LSAT.

Through ABA project, law students research police policies with plans to set up public database

Katrice Williams attends Cleveland State University’s Marshall College of Law, which is in the same town where police killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was playing at the park with a toy gun, in 2014. After that, in 2015, the city entered a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to make fundamental policy changes after it was found that police there had a pattern of excessive force.

Sidney Powell faces ethics charges over election litigation; group seeks discipline against other lawyers

Troubles continue to mount for lawyers involved in challenges to the 2020 presidential election results. Among them is lawyer Sidney Powell in Texas, who is facing ethics charges for allegedly filing frivolous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

ABA’s Antitrust Law Section hopes to attract more students to practice with free casebook

Jonathan Gleklen wanted to do something a little different during his year as chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section. Gleklen, who began his term in August, proposed that the section create a task force to develop an open source antitrust casebook for law school students.

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