ABA Journal

Midyear Meeting

392 ABA Journal Midyear Meeting articles.

ABA supports several of the Biden administration’s proposed nursing home reforms

Nina Kohn, a professor at the Syracuse University College of Law, has long focused on the intersection of the law and the experiences of older adults, including those who need long-term care. In recent months, she has helped draw attention to three policies that closely align with nursing home reforms the Biden administration announced in February.

Fortifying Defenses: ABA president stresses association’s mission as ‘storm clouds’ threaten rule of law

While ABA President Reginald M. Turner remains hopeful the sun is rising on the rule of law, he says “storm clouds increasingly appear on the landscape.” These clouds include forces throughout the globe “promoting lawlessness, corruption and attacks on democratic governance, threatening hard-won fundamental rights and freedoms.”

Home Security: ABA develops 10 guidelines to aid tenants and landlords dealing with evictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the nation’s already dire housing crisis, the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense turned its attention to improving the experiences of people involved in the eviction process.

New ABA initiative needs volunteers to answer students’ civil rights questions

ABA vows to fight challenges to free and fair elections

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday approved two late-filed resolutions that address efforts to restrict voting after the 2020 presidential election.

Mary Smith is first Native American woman to become ABA president-elect nominee

Mary Smith of Illinois is the ABA's next president-elect nominee. It became official after the House of Delegates' Nominating Committee voted to select Smith on Sunday and presented her nomination to the full House of Delegates during the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday.

10 guidelines to aid tenants and landlords in eviction crisis are adopted by the ABA House

The House of Delegates approved a measure adopting the ABA 10 Guidelines for Residential Eviction Laws at the ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday.

Coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and guardianship scandals prompt new elder law recommendations

The ABA House of Delegates approved a pair of resolutions Monday that focus on the needs of older Americans.

Overhaul the immigration and asylum systems to increase fairness and transparency, ABA House urges

The House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that urge the Biden administration to help increase transparency and fairness in the nation's immigration and asylum systems during the ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday.

Pretrial risk-assessment tools should only be used if they’re transparent and unbiased, warns ABA House

The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution Monday urging governmental entities to refrain from using pretrial risk-assessment tools unless “the data supporting the risk assessment is transparent, publicly disclosed and validated to demonstrate the absence of conscious or unconscious racial, ethnic or other demographic, geographic or socioeconomic bias."

Vulnerable Afghans seeking humanitarian protections in US must be supported, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution at the ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday that supports vulnerable Afghans who are seeking humanitarian protections in the United States.

Presume children will attend their dependency hearings, and help make it happen, ABA House urges

Government entities should enact, and courts should enforce, laws establishing a presumption of child presence in all dependency proceedings, the ABA House of Delegates urged Monday.

Long-standing practice of including ‘all persons’ in the US census should continue, ABA House says

The House of Delegates approved a resolution Monday urging federal agencies to follow laws and adopt policies to ensure that "all persons" in each state, regardless of immigration status, are included in the count used to redistribute seats in the U.S. House of Representatives following each decennial census.

Rule of law defense is needed amid ‘storm clouds’ at home and abroad, says ABA President Reginald Turner

While ABA President Reginald M. Turner remains hopeful the sun is rising on the rule of law, he told the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that “storm clouds increasingly appear on the landscape.”

Loan counseling and cross-cultural competency programing will be required from ABA-accredited law schools

A package of proposed revisions to the ABA law school accreditation standards, including two focused on diversity, were approved Monday by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting.

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