ABA Journal

Midyear Meeting

408 ABA Journal Midyear Meeting articles.

ABA resolves to ‘take a leadership role in opposing antisemitism’

Citing events like the 2017 riots in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and recent synagogue shootings in Pennsylvania and California, proponents of Resolution 514 asked the ABA to formally condemn antisemitism.

Supreme Court justices should follow binding code of ethics, ABA House says

The U.S. Supreme Court should adopt a binding code of ethics for its justices that is akin to the code of conduct the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted for other federal judges, the House of Delegates said after a spirited debate at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans on Monday.

Confederate symbols should be removed from courthouses, ABA House says

Confederate memorabilia “and other symbols of racial and ethnic bias” should be removed from facilities where court proceedings are held, according to a resolution passed Monday by the ABA House of Delegates.

ABA supports right to travel for abortion services and other medical care

All government entities should enact laws and regulations that protect the right of any individual to travel across state lines to access medical care, the House of Delegates said at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans on Monday.

Intersex children should be allowed informed consent on surgeries, ABA House says

Most intersex surgeries are performed on children under the age of 2, according to a report attached to a resolution adopted by the ABA House of Delegates. Some youth would like medical intervention, but others who had it experienced trauma as a result of the choices that were made for them, according to the report.

United Nations must adopt wildlife crime protocol to stop illegal trafficking, ABA House urges

The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a measure addressing the illegal taking and trade of wildlife.

Change is good ‘and will carry us into the future,’ says ABA president-elect nominee Bill Bay

While urging the ABA House of Delegates to recognize that change in the profession is necessary and a challenge, William R. Bay, the president-elect nominee, shared a story about his family.

Jack Rives touts cost-cutting progress in final House address as ABA executive director

In his final speech to the ABA House of Delegates, Jack Rives thanked the leaders of the association for the trust and confidence they placed in him for almost 13 years.

These 10 principles will advance gender equity in criminal legal profession, ABA House says

The House of Delegates addressed the deep-rooted differences between male and female attorneys in the criminal legal profession at the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans on Monday.

In speech, Deborah Enix-Ross applauds ABA’s civic and civil engagement

Referencing the “three Cs” that have become a hallmark of her presidency, ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross’ speech to the House of Delegates focused on how members’ work has helped people with a variety of issues.

Admissions test requirement for ABA-accredited law schools will remain in place for now

A proposed revision to a law school accreditation standard that removes an entrance exam requirement was rejected Monday by the ABA House of Delegates, at the organization’s midyear meeting in New Orleans.

ABA House adopts 3 guidelines to improve use of artificial intelligence

The House of Delegates adopted a resolution at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday that addresses how attorneys, regulators and other stakeholders should assess issues of accountability, transparency and traceability in artificial intelligence.

2023 ABA Midyear Meeting brings members to the Big Easy

The 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting begins this week in New Orleans, giving members the chance to attend dozens of special events, programs and business meetings; catch up with friends and colleagues; and take in the city’s world-renowned cuisine, music and culture.

Welcome to the 118th Congress

The 118th Congress began earlier this month with President Joseph R. Biden still in office and a divided government. After hard-fought midterm elections, the Democrats retained majority control in the…

ABA announces 2023 Spirit of Excellence Award recipients

Immediate past ABA President Reginald Turner will receive the 2023 Spirit of Excellence Award in February at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting, the ABA announced Tuesday.

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