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Records Proposal Pulled After Protests

A controversial proposal to limit access to criminal records to make it easier for convicts to find jobs and housing is being withdrawn by the entities that intended to bring…

Green Lawyers Can Rile SOX Enforcers

Five years ago last week, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took effect, giving the government a whole new set of tools to fight corporate corruption.

Its anti-fraud provisions immediately affected public companies…

QB Vick Now ‘Poster Boy’ for Animal Rights

NFL football star Michael Vick gained high praise today from animal rights activists gathered at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco—though it was much like a linebacker ready to…

Legal Thriller Author Shares Success Tips

Success didn’t happen the first time James Grippando tried to sell his legal thriller. Or the second. Or the third time. But eventually, Grippando, a former trial lawyer, found an…

ABA Prez Calls for FISA Changes

ABA President Karen Mathis on Friday urged Congress to reconsider changes it made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

President George W. Bush signed a bill on Sunday that gives…

Anger, Frank Talk Help Promote Diversity

Working to diversify the legal profession–which lags significantly behind corporate counterparts–requires, as a first step, talking clearly about the issue. And sometimes anger helps.

Or so Stanley Stallworth found about…

Nat’l Security Panel: Constitution is Key

Paying attention to the U.S. Constitution and involving Congress in setting American policy on anti-terrorism measures isn’t just the right thing to do, legally. It’s also the best way to…

Being Karen Mathis

Bright and early this morning, ABA Journal senior writer Terry Carter began taking us behind the scenes at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco with…

Kennedy Honored as ‘Advocate for All’

When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy receives the ABA’s highest award on Monday, “it’s likely to mark the continuation, not the culmination, of his work as a catalyst in getting the…

ABA to Weigh Position on Forced Retirement

Aging attorneys will be one of the subjects taken up at the ABA Annual Meeting that begins tomorrow in San Francisco.

A resolution before the policy-making House of Delegates calls…

Annual Meeting 2007

We’re planning wall-to-wall coverage of the largest meeting of lawyers on the planet – the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 8 through 14. More than 7,000 lawyers will…

Worst of Both Worlds: Women of color in the legal profession face double whammy of discrimination

Even though women and minorities are gradually carving out a bigger place for themselves in the legal profession, they continue to face enormous barriers to advancement, especially at law firms,…

The Avian Flu Time Bomb

The Legal System Will Play a Key Role in Planning the Response to a Possible Onslaught of the Virus

Clean Up Your Mess

A Case Full of Clutter Won’t Look Very Good to the Jury

The In Crowd

Conservatives who Sought Refuge in the Federalist Society Gain Clout

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