3863 ABA Journal Civil Rights articles.
Aug 4, 2020 10:07 AM CDT
“Let none of us say the job is too big or the problems of racism run too deep,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said in prerecorded remarks for the House of Delegates. “This is our torch to carry.”
Aug 3, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
Aug 3, 2020 1:33 PM CDT
Aug 3, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
Despite legislative achievements, it wasn’t long until end runs were made around voter protection laws, and those efforts are alive and well, election law attorneys and voting rights advocates say.
Aug 1, 2020 2:00 AM CDT
“As we approach the 2020 presidential election, many Americans are calling it the most consequential of their lifetime. But all elections are important, whether for school boards, local judges, town councils or the U.S. Senate,” writes ABA President Judy Perry Martinez.
Aug 1, 2020 1:35 AM CDT
America is struggling to emerge from dark and uncertain times. COVID-19, record unemployment, civil unrest. As the turmoil unfolds, there has been a seismic shift in the national discourse, and 2020 may be one of those defining years of resurgence that bends the arc, ever so slightly, toward justice.
Aug 1, 2020 1:25 AM CDT
The seeds that inflamed America’s intense national debate over race and criminal justice were planted months before George Floyd was killed by police on a Minneapolis street in late May. The buildup to the country’s summer of civil unrest began in a quiet subdivision just outside of Brunswick, Georgia, where an unarmed Black man out jogging was shot and killed on Feb. 23 by two armed white men.
Aug 1, 2020 1:10 AM CDT
Lauren van Schilfgaarde and Heather Torres introduced the ABA to the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis in February by first sharing the stories of those who suffered. Those stories resonated with the ABA House of Delegates.
Aug 1, 2020 12:25 AM CDT
Jul 31, 2020 12:43 PM CDT
Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’
Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black,…
Jul 30, 2020 4:39 PM CDT
Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM CDT
As a member of the ABA Center for Human Rights team, Waris Husain has the privilege of helping those on the front line of justice across Asia. One recent case highlights CHR’s ability to take immediate action to assist a justice defender in danger.
Jul 30, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
Jul 30, 2020 10:46 AM CDT
Stealth layoffs could affect law firm ‘vitality,’ expert says
Attributing layoffs to performance rather than economic issues—so-called stealth layoffs—could harm associate relationships with law firm partners and leaders, according to…
Jul 29, 2020 3:36 PM CDT