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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…

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”…

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