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129 ABA Journal Court Administration articles.

Missing lawyer with troubled past is disbarred after he ‘abandoned his law practice without notice’

A criminal defense attorney from Fort Myers, Florida, has been permanently disbarred after failing to appear for court proceedings in three counties since October 2018.

The Florida Supreme Court suspended…

A year after ‘tiger mom’ law prof praised Kavanaugh in op-ed, her daughter gets clerkship with him

A year after Yale Law professor Amy Chua wrote an op-ed article praising U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh as a mentor to women, her daughter is beginning a…

Judge engaged in ‘inappropriate and harassing behavior’ toward women, complaint alleges

Cook County Judge Mauricio Araujo “engaged in a pattern of inappropriate and harassing behavior toward women with whom he has interacted in professional settings and in his official judicial capacity,”…

Pop-up court hears minor infractions against New Yorkers; cookies and cat impress defendant

New Yorkers charged with minor offenses by city agencies have a chance to minimize their travel time by visiting a pop-up court closer to home.

New York City’s Office of…

Virus leads to takedown of city’s court system website and e-filing

Philadelphia’s court system website and e-filing have been shut down since May 21 to safeguard against a virus found on a limited number of computers.

Law firms are going old-school,…

16% of Americans think Clarence Thomas is chief justice, ABA civics survey finds

In a new survey, the ABA highlighted gaps in Americans’ knowledge of history and government as part of the ABA Survey of Civic Literacy 2019, the first comprehensive survey of its kind by the association. The results of the nationwide poll of 1,000 people were released Wednesday to mark Law Day, a national event established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 to recognize the country’s commitment to the rule of law.

Judge faces obstruction of justice charges; ICE says she helped immigrant evade courthouse arrest

A Newton District Court judge and a state court officer are facing criminal charges for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant evade U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the courthouse in April 2018.

Criminal defense attorney and judge settle suit over alleged retaliation involving recording

A Houston criminal defense attorney who recorded a Galveston County judge saying he “overworks” cases and lacks experience has settled his lawsuit against the judge.

In March 2018, Andrew Willey…

Newly elected judge accidentally resigns; county commissioners appoint replacement

Updated: Judge Bill McLeod of Harris County, Texas, didn’t realize his announced ambition to run for a higher office had triggered a state constitutional provision that considers such revelations to…