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Legal Assistance Lawyer Calls for ‘Civil Gideon’ in N.H.

In a newspaper editorial today, a legal assistance lawyer calls for New Hampshire to follow recommendations of a state commission and the ABA and provide counsel to litigants who can’t…

The Rule of Man: A Film Recommendation Leads to a Father’s Enduring Lesson

This year’s Ross Essay Contest—asking ABA members to address the topic “Why do you believe the legal profession is the greatest profession in the world?”—brought in so many good entries…

Some Bungee Jump; Mark Bennett Practices Law

Some folks gamble. Others bungee jump, or climb mountains.

Mark Bennett practices law, along with his attorney wife, as a criminal defense lawyer working out of their…

Okla. Attorney Disbarred; Court Cites ‘Unbelievable’ Testimony

An Oklahoma attorney has been disbarred by the state supreme court after allegations that he forged a letter under another lawyer’s letterhead, purporting to sign it with that lawyer’s name,…

‘Champions of Justice’ Share $500,000 Prize

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation has announced that two renowned human rights lawyers will share its $500,000 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize for 2008.

Thomas Buergenthal, an American judge…

Internationally Known Lawyer Patricia Wald to Get Top ABA Honor

Patricia Wald, a lawyer internationally known for her work as a judge and on public interest projects, is this year’s recipient of the American Bar Association Medal, the ABA’s top…

Chinese Law School Plans to Seek Accreditation from ABA

A new law school in China has announced its intent to seek accreditation from the American Bar Association, so graduates could potentially practice law in the U.S. (States commonly require…

Judge Blasts Proposed Code Change as Promoting ‘Homosexual Agenda’

An Oklahoma judge has taken aim at what he calls the “liberal, pro-homosexual American Bar Association” in a letter opposing a change in the state’s judicial conduct code.

Judge Bill…

Law Grad Who Dissed Courts Loses Appeal Over Denied Law License

Updated: A federal appeals court has tossed a civil rights and First Amendment claim filed by a law graduate who claims he was denied a law license because of his…

A Foundation for Healthy Communities

World Justice Forum will seek to make rule of law a common goal for all

Growth Spurt

Record number of bar reps take part in ABA Day lobbying event in Washington

UK Survey Finds Male Lawyers Earn $38K More than Females

Male lawyers in the United Kingdom make about $38,000 more a year on average than female lawyers.

The median annual pay for male solicitors in private practice is 60,000 pounds…

7th Circuit Chief: Be On the Lookout for ‘Cranky’ Judges

Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook this week asked practitioners and judges to be on the alert for any aging, cranky judges who may need a call from his office.

“I urge…

Denver Post Sweeps Newspaper Category in 51st Annual Silver Gavel Awards

The Denver Post swept the newspaper category in the ABA’s Silver Gavel Awards for the Media and the Arts this year, earning both top honors for its series “

ABA President to Replace Magowan as Managing Partner of San Francisco Giants

Peter Magowan is stepping down and ABA President William H. Neukom is stepping up as managing partner and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Giants, it was announced this…

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