123 ABA Journal LGBTQ Legal Issues articles.Members Who Inspire series. In the past year, we featured many in the legal field who are encouraging and energizing others with their good work, including advocating for inmates on death row, mentoring prospective law students of African descent and fighting to stop bullying in the workplace.
Dec 17, 2021 9:34 AM CST
August Hieber created Proud to Thrive, the first program in Chicago specifically designed to provide culturally responsive legal advocacy to LGBT older adults. Hieber recognized this population is less likely to access resources because of past experiences with discrimination and worked with the Center for Disability & Elder Law to host legal clinics and train other legal professionals on how to offer services.
Dec 14, 2021 1:19 PM CST
Suspended lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces new charges
Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, previously charged in an alleged scheme to have himself killed for insurance money, is facing 27…
Nov 19, 2021 4:14 PM CST
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Law school accreditor status of ABA recognized for another five years
The ABA was approved for renewal of recognition as the accreditor of law schools, the U.S. Department of Education…
Oct 29, 2021 2:16 PM CDT
This month’s Asked and Answered podcast looks at how work environments have changed for female law school faculty.
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“BigLaw requires a certain personality and way of doing things,” says Jillian Weiss. “I had always known I was transgender … and I just viewed it as something I had. I didn’t view it as bad, but I knew it was bad in the eyes of other people, so I had to hide it.”
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Gender affects the treatment of people in Washington state’s court system, particularly the treatment of women of color, LGBTQ people and women in poverty, according to a report released on…
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States have filed more than 250 bills affecting LGBTQ people this year—including more than 120 anti-trans bills. Opponents say the proposed legislation promotes discrimination and prejudice and could negatively impact trans youths’ mental health.
Aug 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Family law could look very different in the near future, especially for nontraditional families, who are concerned that their protections may not be as secure. This is why many estate planners are advising that these clients create and make changes to their legal documents stat.
Aug 1, 2021 1:20 AM CDT
While the American Bar Association has mobilized to help the public and profession during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not the first time the association has addressed the challenge of a new and deadly virus. At the height of the United States’ AIDS epidemic, the ABA helped lead the charge to decrease discrimination against people who were infected with HIV.
Aug 1, 2021 12:20 AM CDT