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ABA: End Forced Retirement

The ABA House of Delegates decided Monday that the time has come for law firms to put mandatory age-based retirement policies out to pasture.

In addition to recommending that law…

Neukom Takes Office as ABA President

As William Neukom takes office today as the ABA’s new president, one of his main goals is promoting the rule of law in the U.S. and abroad.

The gavel was…

Experts Warn: Subprime ‘Train Wreck’ Coming

Lots of folks are complaining these days about the evils of subprime loans and their connection to the record wave of mortgage foreclosures sweeping the nation.

Now, with humongous jumps…

Panelists Ask: Who Owns Your Genes?

Michael Crichton, who fills a rather unique niche in turning science into literary fiction, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office goofed in dealing…

Still Counting Firsts at the ‘Maggies’

More than 1,300 people showed up for the 17th annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon honoring women whose…

Who Will Police Nanotech, Keep Us Safe?

Besides understanding that nanotechnology makes small stuff usable and usable stuff small, we need also recognize that what we know about it can fit on the head of a pin,…

Breyer: Nat’l Legal Systems Are Finding Common Ground

Updated: The laws of the United States and other nations are increasingly becoming pieces of a larger fabric as they seek to address issues of common interest, said U.S. Supreme…

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proposal to limit access to criminal records to make it easier for convicts to find jobs and housing is being withdrawn by the entities that intended to bring…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

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