Bar Associations

3561 ABA Journal Bar Associations articles.

Subprime Fallout Takes Center Stage at ABA Midyear

Some ABA sections get all the glory when the news media covers programs at the ABA midyear and annual meetings.

The ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities is known…

Paralegals Sue Over Regulation By Canadian Bar Association

A group of paralegals in Ontario, Canada, has filed a court challenge to a new regulatory scheme that puts them under the authority of a bar association.

While the paralegals…

Hawaii Ponders Controversial ‘Law Practice’ Rule

The Hawaii State Bar Association is asking the state’s supreme court to revise an ethical rule against the unauthorized practice of law, clarifying that nonlawyers can’t select, draft or complete…

Hynes Criticized in NY City Bar Prez Race Over Milberg Connection

A renowned trial lawyer running unopposed to serve as the president of the New York City Bar Association is being targeted for criticism because of her reluctance to discuss her…

Attorney Avatars Create Virtual Bar, Virtual Law & Virtual CLE Courses

In many ways, it looked like a standard bar association meeting. But the woman clad in an orange tutu and thigh-high black stockings offered one clue that the attorneys attending…

Bar Chief’s Glass Ceiling Theory: Assumptions and Slights

Lorelie Masters has her theory about why so many women leave law firms or fail to advance into partnership positions. She attributes the problem to “the soft bigotry of low…

Philly Bar Chief Wants Law Firms to Hike Legal Aid Donations

The incoming chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association is trying to help law firms’ bottom lines at the same time he is urging them to pony up more money for…

Opinionated Judge’s Suit Against Discipline Body Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a judge’s lawsuit against the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission for prosecuting him over remarks he made outside the courtroom.

U.S. District Judge David…

Philly Bar Condemns Dismissal of Rape Charges in Prostitute Case

The chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association is condemning a judge’s decision to dismiss rape charges against a man accused of forcing a prostitute to have sex with him and…

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…

Into Africa

Encounters with Sudanese colleagues prove moving for U.S. lawyers at Litigation Section program

IL Bar Issues Scammer Warning

The Illinois State Bar Association is warning attorneys about a possible credit card scammer who claims to represent the bar’s membership department.

The ISBA advises attorneys that they should not…

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…

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