42 ABA Journal Local Government articles.
A county official violated his own extension of a stay-at-home order by attending his grandson’s birthday party, attired in borrowed firefighter gear, according to a complaint filed by a lawyer alleging personal use of taxpayer-owned equipment.
Apr 14, 2020 12:14 PM CDT
“It’s very important that as women, we have leadership roles in the law. … If we’re not participating, if we’re not in leadership roles, our voices aren’t being heard, and our experiences aren’t being taken into consideration,” says Rebecca Dallet, who spent nearly 11 years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.
Apr 1, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
An attorney at a Manhattan trusts and estates law firm has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.
Mar 4, 2020 10:23 AM CST
A day before voters headed to the polls to decide whether the Los Angeles district attorney would keep her job, she said her husband was “profoundly sorry” for pointing a gun at protesters who came to their home.
Mar 3, 2020 11:27 AM CST
Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter participation and minimize voter suppression at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 7:49 PM CST
The importance of providing police officers with comprehensive animal encounter training was addressed in a measure approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 2:44 PM CST
All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday.
Jan 13, 2020 1:13 PM CST
A Florida appeals court has reversed a $90,000 jury award to a woman who slipped and fell on a sidewalk because a Google Maps photo used to bolster her case was not properly authenticated.
Oct 24, 2019 4:41 PM CDT
Oct 24, 2019 3:17 PM CDT
Tort claims seek to vacate decisions of judge without a law license
Tort claims filed last week against the Washington state towns of Airway Heights and Cheney claim that defendants’…
Oct 15, 2019 5:12 PM CDT
The term ombudsman has been around for nearly 300 years in Scandinavia and since the 1960s in the United States, so why do many of us still not know what it means? The ABA Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds Committee is working to change that with the second celebration of Ombuds Day on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Oct 9, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
For much of the past 13 years, attorney Timothy Hollister has battled local elected officials here on behalf of a developer who wants to build more affordable housing in one of America’s wealthiest towns.
Sep 27, 2019 11:21 AM CDT
Some opioid defendants contend that the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation should recuse himself partly because his zeal for settlements has created the appearance of bias.
Sep 16, 2019 12:06 PM CDT
A Los Angeles deputy city attorney allegedly shot and killed his wife and son and fired at his daughter before turning the gun on himself at their Northridge, California, home Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2019 11:49 AM CDT
Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers speak at unusual hearing
For more than an hour on Tuesday, women who accused financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were young spoke about…
Aug 27, 2019 4:06 PM CDT
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