28 ABA Journal Inter Alia articles.
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 label “teen mom” can carry negative connotations. No one would expect someone who came from a poor background and had a child before she even became an adult to beat the odds and accomplish her dream of becoming an attorney. By sharing her story, lawyer Jasmine Grant wants others to know that they are capable of so much more than what society may believe.
Aug 1, 2020 1:20 AM CDT
Lawyer, journalist and publishing entrepreneur David Lat has spent nearly two decades covering the ins and outs of the legal world while working as a federal prosecutor and later through the popular legal news-and-views site he co-founded, Above the Law. Rarely, however, has Lat stood at the center of a news cycle. That changed with COVID-19.
Aug 1, 2020 1:15 AM CDT
Jun 1, 2020 1:40 AM CDT
“I lined up the qualities I wanted in a job, measured them against my strengths and weaknesses, and discovered that I was best fit to practice law with my partners who have the same passion for justice, hard work and great legal skills. I never had to look back.”
Jun 1, 2020 1:35 AM CDT
Despite evidence that diverse workplaces perform better and lead to better financial results, the legal profession has been slow to respond. Conscious and unconscious biases are baked into the system through hiring, how career-enhancing work is assigned and how lawyers are evaluated and compensated.
Jun 1, 2020 1:35 AM CDT
In 1991, a New Jersey jury decided Isaac Wright Jr. was a drug kingpin and sent him to prison for life plus 70 years on related charges. Except Wright didn’t do it—he was framed by the very prosecutor arguing the case against him. Wright spent the next seven years studying law from his maximum-security prison cell, eventually proving his innocence and winning his freedom.
Jun 1, 2020 1:25 AM CDT
“Change must come, not just through outrage but by powerful, countervailing forces. Every state needs strong and enforced hate crime laws, prosecution of police officers who abuse their power, and top-down political resolve that this will not be tolerated,” writes the ABA Journal’s Liane Jackson.
May 27, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
With Tiger King, Netflix promises “murder, mayhem and madness,” and the seven-part series delivers. “Video games, the news and Hollywood have inured the public to the idea of violence while camouflaging the grisly consequences,” writes the ABA Journal’s Liane Jackson.
May 4, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
Apr 1, 2020 3:00 AM CDT
Autistic, Asian, nonbinary. Advocate, activist, organizer. Writer, speaker, educator, lawyer. Lydia X.Z. Brown is all of those things but also this: a force of nature. We asked Brown 10 questions.
Apr 1, 2020 2:50 AM CDT
“Too many lawyers have forgotten their humanity. We have become so consumed with billing hours and rainmaking that we have forgotten the simple joy we felt when we used to shake cans on the quads of our universities for local charities,” writes Lindsey D.G. Dates, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s litigation department.
Apr 1, 2020 2:40 AM CDT
The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are well-documented and studied: They reduce stress and anxiety, improve attention and memory, and promote self-regulation and empathy, writes lawyer and author Jeena Cho.
Apr 1, 2020 2:30 AM CDT
“Being a female lawyer in Georgia is a constant struggle against stereotypes. Many people brag about our cultural traditions for respecting women in my country, but in reality, these traditions are used to marginalize women from community decision-making,” writes Anna Arganashvili, a human rights lawyer.
Apr 1, 2020 2:20 AM CDT
“We help each other—that’s what we do here is we help each other.” It wasn’t the sentiment I expected to hear from a guard describing his interaction with inmates at the high-security prison outside Stockholm.
Feb 1, 2020 1:25 AM CST