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President-Elect to Focus on Upping ABA Member Rolls

New ABA President-Elect Carolyn B. Lamm told the House of Delegates today that she plans to appoint a series of task forces to look at key segments of the legal…

ABA Stands Pat on Lateral Lawyer Rules

Updated: By a single vote, the ABA’s 555-member policy-making House of Delegates decided this morning to postpone indefinitely consideration of an amendment to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to…

DOJ Has Cleaned House, Mukasey Tells ABA

Updated: Attorney General Michael Mukasey told the ABA House of Delegates this morning that “politics must play no role in either the hiring of career [Department of Justice] employees or…

House of Delegates Passionately Debates ABA’s Goals

In the 25 years since the ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates took a comprehensive look at the association’s mission and goals, the number of ABA goals has grown from seven…

Coverage Roundup: Day 5

The Am Law Daily: “ABA Hears From Sudanese Attorney on Darfur Crisis”

The Blog of Legal Times: “DC’s Lamm…

ABA Proposes Bipartisan Judicial Selection Process

Updated: Senators from each state should jointly appoint bipartisan commissions of lawyers and others to recommend the names of attorneys to fill federal trial court vacancies that the senators might…

ABA OKs Bar Exam Courses for Graduation

The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates this afternoon concurred in Resolution 112B (PDF) of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar that law schools may now…

More In-House Counsel Regulation Needed, ABA Says

In-house counsel who advise their employers in a given state, even when they are admitted to practice only in another state, ought to be required to register with the state…

ABA Supports International Criminal Court

The United States should be more involved with the International Criminal Court, even though the United States doesn’t recognize the ICC’s authority over members of the U.S. government, according to…

Wells to Target Judicial Nominees, Pro Bono for Military Personnel, Voter Rights

H. Thomas Wells Jr., who officially begins his term as ABA president Monday, announced the launch of two new association initiatives during a morning news conference in New York City,…

ABA Calls for Ban on Racial Profiling

Federal and state legislatures should ban racial and ethnic profiling, according to a resolution passed by the ABA’s 555-member policy-making House of Delegates this afternoon.

“Police profiling based on a…

ABA Urges Presentence Info Be Shared

Prosecutors and defense counsel should have access to material gathered by federal probation officers during their preparation of presentence reports, according to a resolution passed by the ABA’s policy-making House…

ABA Urges Greater Rights for Members of Military

Congress should abolish the U.S. Supreme Court-created exception to the Federal Torts Claims Act that prohibits members of the military from suing the federal government for tortious government conduct, according…

Virtual World Here to Stay, Lawyers Must Adjust

Among those who inhabit Second Life—a virtual world on the Internet where individuals interact through electronic alter egos known as avatars, is the SL Bar Association,…

Firm’s Rejection Created Opportunity for Roe v. Wade Lawyer

Sarah Weddington may never have taken the case setting a landmark precedent on the right to abortion if her job interview with a Dallas law firm had gone more smoothly.

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