ABA Journal

Midyear Meeting

372 ABA Journal Midyear Meeting articles.

Survey: Young Lawyers Glad They’re Attorneys

Contrary to media reports suggesting widespread lawyer dissat­isfaction, a new study of 4,160 individuals who became lawyers in 2000 has found that three out of four say they are either…

The Foreclosure Learning Curve

In these days of crisis, a foreclosure takes place every 13 seconds in the U.S. So, doing the math, that means more than 400 foreclosures were initiated somewhere in the…

ABA Endorses Detainee Rights

The ABA’s policymaking house of Delegates voted overwhelmingly at the midyear meeting to endorse rights of due process for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Zack in Line to Head ABA

Talk about your landslides. the ABA Nominating Com­mittee voted unanimously at the midyear meeting in Boston to confirm Stephen N. Zack of Miami as the next pres­ident-elect of the ABA.…

Lawyer Knits to Pass Time During Meeting

ABA House OKs Lateral Lawyer Ethics Rule Change

After a debate that lasted more than 90 minutes—the longest so far today—the ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates adopted Resolution 109, an ethics rule that allows a firm to “screen”…

Economy & Politics Threaten State Courts, ABA House Told

Massive state budget shortfalls threaten the ability of courts to continue to operate, Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, who is president of the Conference of Chief Justices, told the…

Detainee Rights Measure Passed by ABA House

The ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates this morning passed a measure calling on federal courts to grant detainees rights as habeas petitioners.

It also called for individuals who are not…

ABA House Passes Disaster Insurance Measures

The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates this morning passed a series of resolutions aimed at improving insurance protection for individuals and companies affected by natural disasters.

The measures were put…

Times Have Changed, ABA President Tells House

Corrected: With ample understatement, ABA President H. Thomas Wells Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., told the ABA House of Delegates this morning that “the world has changed since we last met”…

ABA House Calls for Immigration Representation

Individuals detained for alleged immigration law violations should be told they have a right to counsel, be allowed to contact their lawyers by telephone, and be instructed of their rights…

Judges Should Control Sex Offender Registration, ABA House Says

Congress should amend existing statutes to allow judges to determine whether juveniles convicted of sex crimes should be required to register as sex offenders, the ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates…

ABA House to Air Live on the Web Today

Live from Boston, it’s the ABA House of Delegates.

For the first time, the ABA’s policymaking body will webcast its sessions live from the ABA Midyear Meeting. The House session,…

Cuban-American Lawyer in Line to Head ABA

Talk about your landslides.

On Sunday morning, the ABA Nominating Committee voted unanimously to confirm its selection of Stephen N. Zack of Miami as…

Prof. Tribe Hints He’s Available for DC Gig

Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe began his speech accepting the American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award on Saturday night cloaked in an air of…

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