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Midyear Meeting

373 ABA Journal Midyear Meeting articles.

ABA House Says ‘No’ to No Nukes

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Douglas Copeland,
via webcast.

In the first close vote of its two-day session, the ABA policy-making House of Delegates…

ABA Adopts Host of Criminal Justice Measures

The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates this morning passed a series of nine criminal justice resolutions. The measures had wide support from both prosecutors and the defense bar, according to…

ABA Remakes Organization Amid Recession

ABA President Carolyn Lamm told the House of Delegates this morning that when she took office in August, she knew the economy was in crisis, but “I’m not sure I…

Live Online: ABA House of Delegates Webcast

The proceedings today and tomorrow of the ABA’s 555-member House of Delegates—which sets policy for the association—are being webcast.

The streaming video can be viewed here.

The body…

President-Elect Candidate Bellows to Turn Attention to Jobless Lawyers

Don’t tell anyone, but Laurel G. Bellows will become ABA president in August 2012.

Bellows, a principal at the Bellows Law Group in Chicago who concentrates much of her business…

The Obvious Is Never Simple When Steven Levitt Talks About It

A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal said, “If Indiana Jones was an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt.”

Levitt never quite bought the comparison to the adventure hero from…

Race & Gender of Judges Make Enormous Differences in Rulings, Studies Find

A judge’s race or gender makes for a dramatic difference in the outcome of cases they hear—at least for cases in which race and gender allegedly play a role in…

President Lamm Hopes Full ABA Backing Will Help Win Loan Breaks for Law Grads

After months of calling on Congress to provide debt relief for law graduates struggling economically with the rest of the country, ABA President Carolyn…

MDP and Law Practice Approaches Abroad Are on Table for Ethics 20/20 Commission

As the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 begins to shift its work into high gear, one of its co-chairs indicated today that the commission’s mission is not to change the…

Recession Hurting Legal Profession’s Diversity Efforts, Report Says

Recessionary concerns are undermining efforts to achieve greater diversity in the legal profession, states an ABA report that will be released Friday at the association’s 2010 midyear meeting.

“While law…

ABA Commission Proposes Independent Court to Help Fix ‘Broken Immigration System’

A sweeping report released this morning by the ABA Commission on Immigration proposes the creation of an independent structure for hearing cases involving immigrants facing removal from the United States…

ABA Board to Consider Membership Efforts at Annual Meeting

Facing an expected membership decline of up to 4,000 lawyers this year, the ABA has hired Leo Burnett Co. to help market itself.

The advertising agency will give a presentation…

House Panel Backs 13% Budget Hike for Legal Services Corporation

In a move that could enhance funding for programs that provide legal services to low-income individuals and families, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today…

Supreme Court Rejects Pension Bias Claim over Old Maternity Leave

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against female workers claiming bias in maternity leave calculations in an AT&T pension plan.

The court ruled that women who took maternity leave before…

Economic Slide Dominates Midyear Meeting

ABA leaders urge lawyers to aid the distressed

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