ABA Journal

Midyear Meeting

372 ABA Journal Midyear Meeting articles.

Should the ABA change bar passage standards for law schools?

In the days before the ABA House of Delegates revisits a proposed standard revision to tighten bar passage requirements for accredited law schools, some say an in-depth diversity study should…

2019 ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Las Vegas

ABA members and other legal professionals are converging on Las Vegas as the 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting kicks off. The city might be famous for entertainment, but plenty of business matters also are on the agenda.

#ABAToo: House urges all employers to create, enforce sexual harassment policies

In one of its final acts at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the House of Delegates took a stand against sexual harassment, approving a resolution to urge all employers to create and enforce effective sexual harassment policies.

Candidates seek president, treasurer posts in rare election contests

For the first time in years, the election of an ABA president will be a contested race.

Executive director calls for ABA action to increase lawyer members

ABA Executive Director Jack Rives called on ABA leadership to take action to increase lawyer members.

Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for federal student loan reform

Could reforming federal student-loan programs be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel to discuss the issue.

Could Canada be a haven for ‘Dreamers’?

Under current Canadian immigration rules, it wouldn’t be impossible for DACA recipients to find legal status in Canada—but it would be difficult, said Andres Pelenur, a founding partner of the Toronto-based Borders Law Firm and a specialist in citizenship and immigration law.

US is on its own path in the death penalty debate

When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to Cassandra Stubbs, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Punishment Project.

Message to potential candidates: Run, woman, run!

“Challenges and Rewards for Women in Politics: Both Personal and Professional,” a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Women Lawyers Forum, took place during the ABA Midyear Meeting.

ABA House of Delegates approves novel virtual currency draft legislation

The American Bar Association's House of Delegates approved a draft uniform law regarding virtual currency businesses for states to adopt.

Resolutions on needs of homeless youth win ABA House approval, applause

The needs of homeless youth were addressed in resolutions passed by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday.

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty sponsored two resolutions at…

Ban death penalty for those 21 or younger, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday asked all death penalty jurisdictions to ban capital punishment for any offender who committed their crime at the age of 21 or younger.

DOJ should consider whether new charging policy is likely to achieve justice, ABA House says

In accordance with the ABA’s long-standing support for prosecutorial discretion and sentencing reform, Resolution 108C asks the Department of Justice to reconsider the guidelines laid out in a…

Congress should enact legislation allowing DACA recipients to apply for citizenship, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday passed a resolution urging Congress to put legislation in place allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and others to apply for permanent…

Sessions should reverse policy denying Title VII protection for transgender people, votes ABA House

Employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation should be prohibited under a proper interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a resolution…

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