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Indicted Lawyer to Get Top Honor from Miami Bar Group

A prominent South Florida criminal defense lawyer federally indicted in a controversial case concerning opinion letters he wrote approving attorney fees paid by a convicted Colombian drug kingpin to another…

‘Steep Mountain’ for FAMU to Climb to Full Accreditation, ABA Report Says

A fledgling law school at Florida A&M University reportedly is facing a tough accreditation battle, after a negative report by the American Bar Association earlier this year. But it’s a…

Letter from 50 Bar Presidents Seeks Increased LSC Funds, Cites ‘Justice Gap’

Bar presidents from all 50 states are asking Congress to increase funding for the Legal Services Corp. to at least $400 million in fiscal 2009.

A letter (PDF)…

Teens Learn of Financial Pitfalls in Boston Bar Program

Boston teens are being invited to watch mock bankruptcy hearings in federal court in a program designed to show the consequences of taking on too much debt.

The program, sponsored…

Pakistan Lawyers & Judges to Receive ABA Rule of Law Award

An ABA Rule of Law award will be given this year to “those lawyers and judges in Pakistan who demonstrated courage in upholding the rule of law in their country”…

Arkansas Law Dean Wants to be Known as Lawyer of Faith

The woman who became the first African-American dean of the University of Arkansas law school is an expert in labor and employment law. But Cynthia Nance draws on her Lutheran…

It’s a Small World

How the ABA is relevant in Anytown, USA

Printing a New Chapter

ABA Publishing finds that legal best-sellers no longer need ‘how to’ in their titles

Charlie Rhyne’s Big Idea

After 50 years, Law Day is still vital to building support for justice principles

In Need of a Fix

ABA urges elimination of disparity in federal sentences for cocaine violations

Strengthening Our Foundation

50th Law Day will be a multidisciplinary celebration of the rule of law in our society

Judging the Judges

New procedural rules for judicial misconduct cases will apply in all federal circuits

Rule of Law ‘Crucial’ to Economic Success

Because the rule of law cannot be solely the province of lawyers, it was only fitting Wednesday afternoon that an economist on a panel made mostly of lawyers offered the…

Fla. Bar Reverses Course, Allows Lawyers to Tout Avvo Rankings

The controversial lawyer-ranking website Avvo is fighting battles on several fronts in its effort to list lawyers in every state.

In the most recent skirmish, the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee…

Trial Lawyers Decry Chamber’s Annual Legal Climate Survey

Even before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce formally released its annual survey assessing state liability systems, trial lawyers were crying foul.

The survey, “Apr 23, 2008 2:41 PM CDT

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