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Meet 12 ABA members who inspired us in 2022

In this year’s Members Who Inspire series, the ABA Journal featured 12 extraordinary ABA members who go to great lengths to embolden their clients, colleagues and members of the communities around them. Their work includes helping immigrants with tax issues, advocating for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and addressing racial injustice and inequality.

Can change really come from within? These 13 prosecutors think so

Change From Within: Reimagining the 21st-Century Prosecutor shares the personal profiles of prosecutors who want to use prosecutorial discretion to reduce incarceration rates and harm to vulnerable communities from the prison-industrial system.

Law grad who married Japanese princess has this in common with 23% of repeat test-takers of New York bar exam

The husband of a now-former Japanese princess has passed the New York bar exam on his third try.

BigLaw taps into underserved high schools for next generation of diverse lawyers

The legal profession is predominantly white, and it has long struggled with diversity. But in recent years, large law firms have sharpened their focus on hiring and retaining more diverse lawyers. Part of the effort has been on expanding the so-called pipeline, so there is a deeper pool of diverse talent at the recruiting stage.

Pass rate for New York’s July bar exam ticks up, as repeat and foreign-educated test-takers do better

Corrected: The pass rate for the July 2022 New York bar exam was 66%, which is an increase of three percentage points from the July 2021 bar exam.

During ABA Giving Day, members can support efforts advocating for democracy, equity and justice

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA’s members, volunteers and donors have answered the call to help increase legal services and transform the justice system. The FJE hopes to build on that momentum with the 2022 ABA Giving Day.

Second federal appeals judge boycotts Yale Law School grads; others anonymously indicate plans to do so

Updated: A second federal appeals judge has said she will no longer hire Yale Law School graduates as law clerks because of concerns about the “stifling of debate” at the school.

Are pushed-back start dates for associates making a comeback? One law firm confirms deferrals

Gunderson Dettmer has deferred start dates for new associates, a development that prompted Above the Law to wonder whether a trend is in the offing.

Should would-be lawyers have to disclose full criminal records? New York asked to consider change

New York is considering scaling back a question that requires would-be lawyers to disclose their complete criminal records for a character and fitness review.

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New Mexico allows immigrants here illegally to obtain law licenses

Immigrants who are in the country illegally won’t be barred from law practice in New Mexico, according to a rule change approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court.

ABA project aims to help Afghan legal professionals establish themselves in the United States

In the weeks following the one-year anniversary of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the ABA Journal is highlighting the ABA’s efforts to help judges and lawyers from Afghanistan resettle, obtain immigration benefits and secure jobs using their legal skills. This is part one in our series.

NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals hire first in-house counsel in team’s history

The National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals—which made an unexpected run to last season’s Super Bowl but ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Rams—have hired the first in-house attorney in the team's 55-year history.

Columbia tops list of law schools that cost more than $100K per year

The cost of attending Columbia Law School in New York City has hit a new high, as students can expect to pay $110,450 for the current academic year.

New York is first state to require CLE course in cybersecurity

Lawyers in New York will have to take at least a one-hour cybersecurity course as part of their continuing legal education requirements beginning in July 2023.

Pay for 2021 law grads is at all-time high as percentage of BigLaw jobs increases, NALP says

Law graduates from the class of 2021 are enjoying record high salaries and record high employment in jobs for which bar passage is required or anticipated, according to figures released Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement

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