Personal Lives

1584 ABA Journal Personal Lives articles.

Is the law making you fat?  A lawyer and life coach shares her story
Law school taught me many things, but one that stands out for me is this: Chocolate cake reduces stress.
Former Greenberg Traurig lawyer is an ‘alleged serial bank robber’
A former Greenberg Traurig lawyer was arrested in Coral Gables, Florida, on Tuesday evening as a suspect in two bank robberies and three attempted bank robberies.
BigLaw partner settles suit alleging rape by bartender
A Mayer Brown partner has settled a lawsuit against Brennan’s of Houston for an alleged October 2015 rape by a bartender who worked there.
Legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin reportedly exposes himself on Zoom, and it has job consequences
Journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended from the New Yorker and is taking a leave from CNN after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call.
Teaching was one of Ginsburg’s many strengths, say former students and clerks

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the federal bench, she argued and won several landmark gender discrimination cases before the U.S. Supreme Court—in spite of the justices all being men who sometimes made flippant remarks about gender during her oral arguments.

For minority law students, learning the law can be intellectually violent

It pales in comparison to the structural and physical violence that people experience outside the ivory tower, but it is also unforgiving, can feel unrelenting and often goes unnamed.

After seeing George Floyd video, Barrett says she wept with her daughter
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday it’s obvious that racism still exists in the United States, and it is personal for her multiracial family.
Woman goes into labor during bar exam and finishes the test
A recent graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law was determined to finish the bar exam, despite going into labor during the remote test.
When are personal relationships with opposing counsel conflicts? New ABA ethics opinion weighs in

Lawyers’ personal relationships with opposing counsels may create a conflict under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, according to a new ethics opinion from the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Judge steps down after newspaper asks about sexual assault allegations
Judge Truman Morrison III of Washington, D.C., retired in March only three days after the Washington Post asked him about a woman’s allegations that he had sexual contact with her when she was 16 years old.
Would-be lawyer, 87, wants to try to pass the bar again, but obstacles remain
An 87-year-old would-be lawyer wants to take another crack at the California bar exam after failing four times in the 1960s.
Lawyer takes on politically popular name before launching campaign for judgeship
Michigan lawyer Nicholas John Bobak is running for a judgeship with a new name.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas attorney general’s aides seek probe of possible wrongdoing; legal industry gains jobs

7 aides to Texas attorney general seek probe for potential crimes

Seven aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have asked law enforcement to investigate whether Paxton violated bans on…

What if? Some presidential succession questions aren’t answered by 25th Amendment and federal law
President Donald Trump’s hospitalization Friday has led to speculation about what could happen in some unusual succession and election scenarios.
SCOTUS is back in session amid a loss, a heated election and a world health crisis

The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its new term on Oct. 5 with grief in the air after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a confirmation battle and election controversies swirling all around it and the court’s operations still disrupted by the pandemic.

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